Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Two paintings accepted in the Monson Arts Council show

Three Women August-17 46" x 40" oil on linen

Stand of Trees  July-17 8" x 10" oil on linen panel

Sunday, March 18, 2018

This one is currently showing at the Chicopee Public Library, where it earned a Merit Award!
The frame is cheap Michael’s readymade turned backwards to make a shadow box of sorts. The linen panel is attached to the rabbet with a few dots of super glue, so it can be easily popped off.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

I've been trying to get better at rendering light, atmosphere, and aerial perspective in pen and ink. Both are imaginary scenes, based loosely on sketches and memories:

I'm finding that the key is a balance between precision and freedom - the myriad hatch marks need to be uniform enough to convey tone and texture without calling attention to themselves, but the overall effect needs to flow naturally.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Show in September

I'm showing my work at a local gallery in September.

September 2 – September 29, 2017
Opening reception September 7, 2017 
From 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library
43 Amity St. Amherst, MA 01002

Summer paintings

We went to Truro on Cape Cod, erstwhile stomping grounds of Edward Hopper. This is a pen sketch of Provincetown across the bay from our place.
Some sailing ships dropped anchor, probably en route to the Tall Ships  event in Boston.

  I was doing a painting of rocks at low tide. I didn't realize how fast the tide would come in.

Then we went to Pennsylvania, where my bro-in-law Victor took this of me at work...

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