Monday, July 29, 2013


"Contrast" 14x11, avail at Camden Falls Gallery
As I write this post I am preparing for some private painting lessons with a favorite student and thinking of our talking points to help them get back into their groove. So I thought, maybe Ill share a conversation starter here for those of you who still feel like you are learning or are more advanced in your painting journey but in a funk.

Like the title for this piece, "Contrast" if your piece is about contrast then let everything in it live or die to support that contrast. To heck with whats actually there, make your painting. Pardon my french.

disclaimer : the above writing is just to spark and inspire. Now go paint.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A Mixed Color On The Palette Is Worth Two In The Tube..

Morning Light, 11x14, available at Maine Art Gallery

These two paintings have a lot of the same colors albeit different temperatures and quantities. A true colorist knows his specific colors are worthless, its the related ones that are priceless.

These two pieces are available now thru Maine Art Gallery in Kennebunk. 

Old White, 16x20, available at Maine Art Gallery

Monday, July 22, 2013

Gallery News!!

Browns Boat Yard 16x20" (plein air) available now at Hopkins Wharf Gallery

I am very happy to announce my new representation with Hopkins Wharf Gallery on North Haven Island (just off the Rockland coast in midcoast Maine).  This beautiful, rustic gallery elegantly displays its select artists in a spatious and comfortable manner. I am thrilled to be there and honored to have my work hung with some great artists in such a beautiful gallery. I would love it if you would stop in if you are in the area.  FYI, One of the more famous artists who summered on this lovely island is Frank Benson. Ever heard of him?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sharing is Caring..

Lobster Wall 24x30 avail

 As the summer sets in and this years paintings get shared, I wonder which ones I'll miss the most.
Some collectors will take the time to write and let me know how some of my work is doing. Thank you to those people.

Quote: "The worst thing you can do if you miss or need someone is let them know it" Sarah Dessen

Quote 2: "Sometimes the hardest part isn't letting go but learning to start over" Nichole Sobon

Both quotes apply to painting, I'm sure of it.