Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fall Colors and Puking Pumpkin

I tried to keep this fall landscape quick and loose, almost abstract. I think I've been getting too "blendy" with my strokes and have gotten away from this natural looseness that I used to have.

Something to look forward to for me, I just signed up for a virtual workshop with Deborah Paris, a tonalist landscape painter, her work just makes me crazy, but in a good way.

....and here's the puking pumpkin from yesterday's post that my daughter created just in time for the trick-or-treaters.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Before the slaughter

My paints have not been cooperating lately so I've had to resort to quick sketches, I'm sure it's the paints and not me, right? Tomorrow, my daughter plans on gutting this sucker. She asked if it would be ok to make the pumpkin throwing up by having the guts spilling out of its mouth...heck yeah!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I just made some revisions on this portrait of Willie, lounging on his favorite perch. As soon as it's dry I'll ship it out to his parents in New Jersey.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Quick apple

Probably won't get to painting today so I thought I'd try a quick apple sketch. I have some organizing, signing, varnishing, framing and other stuff that needs to get done.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


6"x6", oil on stretched canvas
Still enjoying creating some small landscapes from Maine. I keep thinking that I should switch over to still lifes, but I have all these great photos that I took this past summer that need to be painted.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tiny Island


Just back from a quick weekend in Maine, getting a much needed inspirational recharge.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Big Sky

Big Sky

Currently on exhibit

Keeping it simple and loose. Today I'm dropping off 2 paintings for an upcoming exhibit that will run until early January. I've done a lot of landscapes lately, is it time to return to some still lifes? I'm thinking most likely it is.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Maine Pickup

$195, click here to purchase
not framed

I'm trying to keep my painting time to a minimum so that I force myself to make quick choices, keeping it loose and splashy, and not overwork it too much. This is my first pass and I see some areas I'd like to alter.