Sunday, April 18, 2021

Watercolor from a walk in Van Horn Park

 Watercolor from a walk in Van Horn Park in Springfield, MA. At first I was attracted by the light on the grassy peninsula, but a guy and his dog showed up so I put them in, too. 4” x 6” in sketchbook.

Watercolor painting of park scene with sunlight falling on yellowish grass against dark woods and green laurel bushes. A man in a red jacket is throwing a ball for his dog. Scene is reflected in gently rippling lake water.

Academic Artists Association 2021 - 71st Annual Exhibition

 The Academic Artists Association 2021 - 71st Annual Exhibition is up at

It’s an excellent selection this year, and I’m very happy and honored to have “Three Women” included.

Oil painting of three women on a porch, representing three generations. The daughter looks into the picture, across a valley with an old brick mill town with a Florentine tower. In the distance a thunder cloud looms. The mother is busy hanging a sheet on a clothes line, her gaze directed across the picture. The grandmother looks out of the picture, meeting our eyes with a quizzical expression.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Woods on a Snowy Evening

Pen, ink wash and white ink on toned paper

Pen and ink drawing of snow falling against a backdrop of trees and kid’s backyard climbing structure.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Ignorant Armies

Pencil drawing of battle scene with medieval-looking warriors fighting   with swords and spears.

And we are here as on a darkling plain,

Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,

Where ignorant armies clash by night.”

Matthew Arnold Dover Beach

Pencil sketch 3” x 5.5”