Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Down the Path

Down the Path
available in online Etsy Gallery
8x10 inch, oil on stretched canvas

Another favorite view, this trail through the meadows leads out of Lane's Island preserve on Vinalhaven, Maine.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stretched Landscape...

Beach Walk8x24 inch, oil on stretched canvas
December 2nd - December 30th
Hopkinton, MA

One of my favorite spots on Vinalhaven. There are a ton of tidal pools for the kids to check out and the dog loves to run up and down the beach at full speed.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lobster or Gas?

Lobster or Gas?

5x7inch, oil on canvas panel


This small shack on Vinalhave, Maine, complete with assorted buoys, is always busy with either island visitors picking out lobsters or locals filling up their pickups

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Setting Sun

Setting Sun
12x24 inch, oil on stretched canvas
Private Collection
This is one of my favorite views from Lane's Island preserve in Vinalhaven, Maine and I make sure to hike out to it on every visit to Vinalhaven.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Maine Island

Maine Island

5x7inch, oil on canvas panel


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Off to Auction...

Marsh View
6x6 inch, oil on canvas
matte black scoop floater frame with gold interior trim
This piece is heading off to auction to benefit the Hopkinton Center for the Arts at their annual Red Carpet Event. It will be held on Saturday, Nov 12 at the Indian Meadows Country Club in Westborough, MA.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fall Colors

Ice House Pond

14x11inch, oil on stretched canvas


I started this painting in the fall of last year and then got stuck with it, and then tossed it in the pile of ones to be worked on. Well, I spent some more time with it today bringing out much more of the fall colors

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkin portrait

Fall's Orange, 8x8inch, oil on stretched canvas


Thought I'd try a quick pumpkin portrait before the kids get a hold of them with their carving knives.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Something Different...

Palette Knife Apple, 6x6inch on 3/4inch stretched canvas


I've always wanted to attempt a palette knife painting using gobs of paint, it was a lot of fun and a lot of paint! If you click on the image you should be able to see the thick layers piled one on top of the other....probably not going to be drying anytime soon.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Beach Plum Blooms

This is another scene from Lane's Island. This hillside of beach plum blooms was in full bloom and demanded to be painted.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Stand Tall

7" x 5", oil on board


Took a hike on Lane's Island, which is an island reserve connected to the island of Vinalhaven, Maine via a one lane bridge, and found this tree that deserved a portrait.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Exhibit is hung and ready to go....

I spent about an hour hanging about 2 dozen paintings at The Haven Streetside in downtown Vinalhaven, Maine. If you're in the neighborhood for the month of July please take a look.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Lupine Sea

8 x 24 inch, oil on canvas


I was fortunate enough to be in Maine during lupine season and was able to capture a photo of this sea of lupines. I've been meaning to try a painting and have finally done so. This will be on exhibit at The Haven on the island of Vinalhaven, Maine for the month of July.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

2nd pass...

Nearly done with this still life, just a bit more work on the flowers.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Rocky Shore...


Here's another one that I've started for an upcoming show in Maine, which now makes about 8 paintings that need a few more passes before the show. I hope they get done in time....

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Getting ready for July show

I'm in the process of working on mulitple paintings, getting geared up for a show in early July. This is a first pass on a still life. I find that taking a photo helps me see where I need to go a little further with a painting


Monday, May 2, 2011

Long Shed

6x12 inch, oil on 3/4" stretched canvas
Trying to get back in the groove of creating some Maine landscapes from some reference photos taken last summer.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Early Bloomer

4x4inch, $50

click here to purchase

Tons of daffodils popping up in the yard so I had to sacrifice one for a quick portrait

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


12" x 9", oil on 3/4" stretched canvas


I use mostly a square format in my paintings, although sometimes it's nice, and more fitting really, to use a traditional rectangular canvas to make for a better compostion.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day at the Beach

10 x 10 inch, oil on stretched canvas 3/4" thick

Available in online Etsy Gallery

A few more months until summer and we'll be hitting the beach ourselves!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tropic Dawn

Well, here's the final glazing of this 6x6inch tropical landscape. Sometimes I like taking my time in building up the transparent tinted glazes, resulting with a nice glow at the end.
$75, click here to purchase from my online gallery.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Approaching Clouds

5 x 7 inch, canvas on panel

$75, click here to purchase

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

2nd pass of glazing...

I've just finished a second pass of glazing on this tropical sunrise. 2 or 3 more should do it!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Work in progress....

18"x18", oil on stretched canvas

Here's a first pass on a table top still life. I've still got a bit of work to do on the fabric, the apples, the flowers....everything really.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Party of One

4x4 inch, oil on stretched canvas 3/4"thick

$50, click here to purchase

Simple apple portrait today, more to come.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Everglades Underpainting

Everglades underpainting, 6x6inch

I've decided to attempt a slower approach on my next Everglades painting. I'll start with an underpainting and then slowly build up the colors through multi layers of glazing, hopefully ending with a dramatic result

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Everglades Stroll

5x7 inch, oil on canvas panel

$75 click here to purchase

I'm still working through some photos from our last trip to the Everglades. I'll do a few more and then move on to another subject.

Monday, January 17, 2011


Everglades Vista

5x7 inch, oil on panel

Although this was painted from a photo from our trip to the Everglades last November, it seems as though it could be from any marsh here in New England. I'll try adding a palm tree in the next one....

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I just finished 4 of these small paintings for a collector that's getting together for a girls' weekend with 3 of her close friends. Being housebound yesterday with the kids, due to 18" of snow, it helped the soul working on a tropical painting. I've got to find my photos from our last everglades trip and try a few more.
Here's one of my favorite everglades painters, Jo-Ann Sanborn

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Winter Dreaming

Yesterday I received a request to make a similair painting to my Winter Dreaming, but smaller. Last week I received a request for a copy of the same painting, but with 4 friends sitting on the beach looking out at sea..........along with 3 additional copies, one for each friend of the buyer. I guess it must mean that winter has set in since the palm on the beach is so popular!