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.

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.


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"

Arts Center East

709 Hartford Turnpike

Vernon, CT 06066

Oct 8 - Oct 30

Thurs - Sat 1PM - 5PM

Friday, September 2, 2022

4th Annual Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition

 These three pieces have been accepted for the 4th Annual Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition in Ware, MA.

Shed Roof won Second Place for Oils!

Oil painting of overgrown field with red barn and silo among trees in middle distance.

Hickory Ridge Barn

Oil 6" x 8"

Oil painting of Provincetown MA with iconic Pilgrim Monument and water tank across choppy bay under cloudy sky.

Provincetown from Truro

Oil 6" x 8"

Oil painting of back of house in snow storm with snow blowing off roofs and forming intricate whirls and eddies.

Shed Roof

Oil 10" x 12"

4th Annual Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition


13 Church St.

Ware, MA 01082

Reception: Saturday, September 24th 1 to 4 pm.

Show Dates and Times:

September 24th to October 9th

Fridays,  4 to 7 pm

Saturday & Sundays, 1 to 4 pm.

29th Annual Piedmont Art Show

 These four pieces have been accepted for the 29th Annual Piedmont Art Show in Somers, CT. Rebecca Profile received a Merit Award.

Oil painting of small hill under gray sky with bright sunlight illuminating orange and green foliage. Trees and farm houses in foreground.

Little Tinker Hill, Autumn

Oil 14.5" X 21.5"

Oil painting of bare apple trees on hillside with misty woods and silhouetted mountain in background.

Apple Trees on Mount Pollux

Oil 10" x 12"

Oil painting of small rock breakwater extending from beach into calm water.

Truro Breakwater

Oil 6" x 8"

Pencil and gouache drawing of woman in profile wearing knit cap.

Rebecca Profile

Ink and white gouache on toned paper

9" x 9"

29th Annual Piedmont Art Show

600 Main St Somers, CT

Reception: Sept 18 1-3


Sept 22-23 12-4

Sept 24-25 10 -2

Sept 29-30 12-4

Oct 1-2 10-2