Friday, January 27, 2023

Debt


ink and pencil drawing of multiple people wash in a sea of red ink. Various occupations are represented, all of them struggling to carry on even as they are being dragged down. A young Black woman holds up a sign and raises her voice in protest.


Ink and pencil on illustration board

7" x 10"

This piece will be in the upcoming show "Red" at ArtWorks Gallery in Ware, MA.

I started with the idea of "in the red" and "red ink" and the image of people drowning in a sea of red and struggling with debt in its various aspects.

ArtWorks Gallery

69 Main St., Ware, MA 01082

Show Dates and Times:

February: 4 – 26, 2023

Saturdays & Sundays | 1 to 5 pm

Opening Reception

Saturday, February 4th | 3 to 5 pm

Monday, December 19, 2022

Connecticut River Snow Scenw

 I did a watercolor of this scene on the Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway in Springfield, MA back in November with some fall color. Here it is after the first snow, using gray and white ink on gray toned paper.

Gray and white ink sketch on toned paper of snowy scene with large concrete structure with railings and vent pipe on top. In foreground is an asphalt path; in background, trees, river, distant shore under gray sky.


Thursday, November 17, 2022

Connecticut River Stumps

 A watercolor sketch from today at the Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway in Springfield, MA. There was beautiful light on the white stumps against the dark river. The clouds alternately illuminated and shaded the trees on the opposite bank.

Watercolor sketch of river with white stumps on near bank and trees in sunlight and shadow on far bank.


Friday, November 11, 2022

Ancient Oak

 This ancient oak lives at the abandoned golf course. It's battered and broken but still able to kindle an incandescent fire. Like American democracy?

Oil painting of oak tree, partially destroyed, with brilliant orange leaves on its remaining branches.



oil on panel 10" x 12"


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Connecticut River Walk Structure

 I'm always fascinated by those cryptic obelisks that stand guard over the urban landscape, ostensibly contributing to legitimate civil engineering functions but suggesting a portal to the realm of the Morlocks.

This is from a rainy walk this morning on the Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway in Springfield, MA.

watercolor sketch of large concrete structure with railings and vent pipe on top, next to a smaller box behind a wooden fence, next to an asphalt path. Yellow fall foliage in the background, all suffused with a grey, rainy day light.


Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Myself in hat, mask and black attire, standing by painting at art show. Painting depicts three women of different  generations on porch of old house overlooking a valley and distant city with thundercloud in background.


Very happy and somewhat shocked to report that Three Women won First Place at the Thinning of the Veil show at Arts Center East in Vernon, CT. This is a very interesting show with an intriguing theme, up through October 30. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

https://artscentereast.org/thinning-of-the-veil/

Arts Center East
709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, CT 06066

Oct 8 - Oct 30
Thurs - Sat 1PM - 5PM

Thanks to Steve Wilda, who juried the show and creates profound and evocative artwork:


Sunday, September 25, 2022

 I'm thrilled to learn that these two will be included the upcoming exhibition "Thinning of the Veil," at Art Center East in Vernon, CT. This show intrigued me from the moment I saw the announcement, which invoked the words of Federico GarcĂ­a-Lorca, of arsenic lobster fame, to describe its theme of death, love, art, and the idea that the separation between the worlds of the living and the dead becomes more permeable at this time of year.

A middle-aged man looks back over his shoulder at a discarded tractor lurking in a patch of trees by a plowed field of stubble in late afternoon light.

Farmall

scratchboard and pen on claybord

9" x 14"


Three women of different generations share a porch. The youngest swings from a pillar and looks into the picture at a river and city in the distance. Her mother, dressed in work clothes, is absorbed in hanging the laundry, while the grandmother, seated on the steps, looks out of the picture with a skeptical expression. A thundercloud looms in the background.

Three Women

oil on linen

40" x 46"


artscentereast.org/thinning-of-the-veil



Arts Center East

709 Hartford Turnpike

Vernon, CT 06066


Oct 8 - Oct 30

Thurs - Sat 1PM - 5PM