Sunday, April 29, 2018

Interview at Monson Arts Council Ice Cream Social

My part starts at about 2:30.
Video produced by Monson Arts Council, used with permission.

Cone of Sereness

I’ve been looking for a way to paint in the rain. I thought these portable shelters were cool but too small to hold me and the tripod, much less allow for stepping back to look, until I had a brainstorm: Put the tripod inside...

and reach in to paint, like Homer Simpson fondling the plutonium.

Folding the thing up was a struggle, but the website assures me it’ll get easier with practice.

It is possible to carry along with backpack and tripod, but I wouldn’t want to take on a hike of any distance- it’ll be more of a car trip companion. 

We’ll see how it goes in an actual rainstorm.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Painting on site at Monson show

Participated in the “Artists at Work" and Ice Cream Social event at the Monson House of Art, where I’m also showing a couple of paintings.

 It was a beautiful day to be out painting and chatting with passersby.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Saw the inimitable Robyn Hitchcock and the fabulous Emma Swift at the Iron Horse Tuesday and did these sketches. I've seen him numerous times and tried to sketch him but found it to be devilishly difficult to catch his likeness. The top one is the nearest I've come. I showed it to Robyn, who annotated the facing page.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Some heads I’ve had the pleasure to know

 45 minute sketches using Cretacolor Nero pencil and white gouache on toned paper.

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.