Saturday, April 22, 2017

APRIL NEWS

 SOUTH STREET GALLERY in Hingham MA
I will be doing a Talk and Demo on May 7
The show is up for the month

This shows the new Abstract direction I am going for
Big and Expressive

BOAT PEOPLE is one of a series. This was selected for the Juried NORTH RIVER ARTS FESTIVAL on Memorial Day


FENWAY is my painting for the annual FRESH PAINT at the The Copley Society which occurs April 23..with the big auction on May 4th

 Dr E has become a real athlete
 Rivs is quite a designer
They love to chill together...west coast style

Monday, February 27, 2017

January-February 2017


Puerto Vallarta is a pretty beautiful place to paint. I have just finished our 7 week painting class series. These are a couple of my Demo's. The bar is raised every year with really great painters gathering on Thursday mornings on the streets and beaches to paint in perfect 'laboratory conditions'....sunny and 80 degrees.

This is the 6th Annual RIVERFEST poster. The 3 day  musical  fundraiser is this week-end, March 3-4-5 at El Rio BBQ.  We are expecting up to 1000 people to come and party while donating to Pasitos de Luz

Dr. Einstein is still working his magic..mentoring his little brother and grandmother
Life is good!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

INVITATIONS

ZORN PALETTE 12x12

Lots going on in my Art World

CONTOUR 19

Boston Design Center
RECEPTION Nov 10 5-8
This amazing show includes 12 artists, furniture makers and glass artists. It will be up through January

UNEARTHING

2 Woman Show
Barbara Leiner and myself
The RECEPTION is NOV 17 from 5:30-7:30
The Show is pretty nice...Please come!

Check out my new web site

Saturday, October 8, 2016

TRIBUTE


TRIBUTE 36x36
Abstract pieces take a long time to complete. I don't have a formula and it feels like they are all beginning to look very similar. How to start and when to finish? and why bother?  Your opinion and ideas?
I dedicate this painting to a wonderful talent DEEDEE AGEE SPRECHER who lost her life to cancer last week.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

PLEIN AIR

TREE POSE 12x12 on panel

PATH WITH HEART
12x12
As a Studio rat...Plein air is a stretch for me these days but it was fun. Cloudy day. How to make mid tones, no shadows look interesting? 
The Show at the South Street gallery in Hingham will be great featuring 15 artists interpreting World's End. Reception tonight.All welcome
The titles have double meanings....(Think yoga and Jack Kornfield)

Friday, September 30, 2016

ABSTRACT

CANDY KISS 30x30

HANGING CHADS 36x36

I am still reworking several pieces for my upcoming show in October at Bella's Restaurant in Rockland MA and the Fort Point Channel Gallery in Boston November. I want to go bolder and more quiet but just ain't happening. Who is in charge?

Monday, September 26, 2016

TOUCH UP


WALES 48x36

ROCKS 36x24

When I am not in the mood to start a new painting in my Studio...I take an old painting.. (stacks of them......right? ) and touch it up..try and bring it back to life. It is interesting to see what style the muse has in store


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

JUST A START



I am in the midst of the Leslie Saeta 30 day paint challenge so please bear with me. These are just the start to 2 abstract pieces. I have no idea how they will end  up...but I will post when I am finished. I am always open to suggestions from fellow painters.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

MUSICAL NOTES

MUSICAL NOTES
30x24
acrylic, oil sticks, pastels on canvas

I am always intrigued by paintings of squares. How to make the squares interesting? I want to experiment with this concept and dig deeper .I will appreciate any suggestions of artists that work in this style.

Friday, September 16, 2016

P-TOWN

WEST END
12x12

HERRING COVE
20x20
Advice...Color combinations to make beautiful sand color?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

FULL DISCLOSURE

RIDING HIGH
20x18 on board

ROCK SOLID
20x20 on board

How to begin with no idea of what to paint? Spend a lot of time squeezing out luscious color while stalling for some inspiration
Set some surface up and randomly lay on some charcoal and grey paint...and then let the work begin to reveal itself


Monday, September 12, 2016

HIGH TIDE

                                                                    HIGH TIDE 12x12
My car is packed with boards, canvas, paints and oil sticks...heading to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown to be inspired and hang with other painters. OH BOY!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

MIXED UP

CANDY 30x30

BARNSTABLE 21x18 on paper

RED BARN 36x36
I am playing around with mixed media. These are painted with acrylic paint and then going back in with oil sticks. I would love any advice about how to use oil sticks

Sunday, September 4, 2016

LOCAL COLOR


  1.                                                         BACK RIVER 20x20


MID TIDE 20x20

WORLDS END 20x20

Keeping the shapes simple. Creating a design and building up texture using intentional marks. Trying to say more with less.

Friday, September 2, 2016

LONG TIME


HAMPTON 36X36


YELLOW ROSES
24X24
IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME! I HAVE NOT POSTED BUT HAVE BEEN STEADILY PAINTING. ABSTRACT IS EXCITING AND CHALLENGING. IT DOES NOT MATTER THE STYLE....THE BOTTOM LINE FOR ALL OF US...JUST PAINT!

LONG TIME


HAMPTON
36x36

YELLOW ROSES
24X24

It has been a very long time! I have neglected my blog but have been busy painting. I seem to have 2 styles going perhaps because I have Gemini rising! The bottom line for me and you...Just paint!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

THURSDAY CLASS

DEMO for Thursday PV Class
Cathedral 7x7  $100

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

TACO STAND IN

TACO STAND IN
40x30
This is a work in progress. I painted over an old piece that has been around for too long. That gives a good start to an Abstract.
I am fostering this little street girl. She has been living on the streets at a taco stand for the past month. I can't offer her daily tacos but it is nice to get her health up to speed, Pretty cute pup. Her name is Chuletas...pork chops...or Chula for short

Saturday, January 23, 2016

HOT SAUCE

HOT SAUCE
37x26
Price on request

This has been a work in progress. I used house paint and sand from the river banks for texture  to begin with. The paint brush gets a real tooth to work with or against.  

Thursday, January 21, 2016

SHANGRI-LA


SHANGRI-LA
10x8

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

BAHIA

BAHIA
6x6

I was finished with this one but it felt a little ho hum. I added some more warm and white

BARBARA CROMPTON human being extraordinaire. She leads fabulous hikes all around Banderas Bay (the 2nd largest Bay in North America!), connects so many fun and interesting people through her hikes, yoga classes, fund raisers and parties!


Friday, January 15, 2016

RIVER FEST

RIVERFEST 2016
Each year I paint a painting of El Rio Cuale for a beautiful fund raiser that is held on March 5.
I will post more about that as the days roll forward. Here are previous posters. They all look alike. This year I did it from my head and it still looks about the same as the older ones. What do you think?