Sunday, January 30, 2011


                                                               Shopper Series 1
                                                                       5x7 oil

I love to work in series as far as subject matter goes, especially figurative paintings. This is one from about a month ago  when I was working on a shopper series. I was in Boston on Newbury Street one Saturday concentrating on the postures of the shoppers walking by. I have an endless supply of subjects
to paint.  More later.

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Couples Series

                                                                Lean On Me
                                                                   6x6 oil

Another from the couples series I have been working on this month in honor of Valentines Day. This couple were on the steps in front of the Duomo in Florence, Italy.  I like the title!

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Saturday, January 22, 2011


                                                              Amore Firenze
                                                                   6x6 oil
Another of the "couple" series. While I was traveling in Italy I was taking lots of photos for future paintings. I took a lot of shots of couples with this series in mind. This couple I spotted while in front of the Duomo of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore at he Piazza del Duomo in Florence. Such a romantic place!

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Friday, January 21, 2011


                                                                         Amore II
                                                                           6x6 oil

Another of the series of couples as the subject matter. This was inspired by scenes in Italy...young love!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valentine's Day

                                                                        The Kiss
                                                                     6x6 oil   200.
In trying to decide what to paint, I often start with one idea which turns into a series, in this case I thought I would start by doing paintings of couples for a the next several weeks, maybe longer. At least through Valentine's Day. I love painting figure so we'll see where it takes me!

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Saturday, January 15, 2011


4x6 oil
This is another of the paintings done from my painting trip to Tuscany. The model was seated in front of the villa on the old stone steps.  It was a challenge to get her to look like she was seated on them, without describing each individual step, instead using the folds in her skirt and the position of her feet.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011


Onion Glow
5x5 oil
I set this up in front of the window to paint a while ago and it had a wonderful glow of light coming through the skin.  The onions are very agreeable to work with as they will pose for a long time without wilting or fading or going bad.  Besides they have great skin!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Siamese Cats

                                                              Siamese In The Sun
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This painting was inspired by a recent painting trip to Italy. I stayed for a week at a farm/villa where there were a pair of Siamese cats among the many cats in the area whose job it was to control the mice I suspect. I thought they were so beautiful and graceful looking that I had to paint them.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monhegan Truck

This painting titled "Monhegan Pickup" has been published in the book Island Light Monhegan Island published by Blue Tree publishing company in Portsmouth NH.  I have spent many wonderful times painting on Monhegan Island, Maine, where there are no cars and the only vehicles are a few old beat up pickup trucks which show up at the docks when the ferry comes in to shuttle guests bags and food supplies to the island store and the various places where people stay. These trucks have a lot of character and add to the charm of the island!