Monday, September 27, 2010

Common St, Belmont

As you have probably noticed, I have been focusing more on larger paintings and less on small daily paintings. My posts may be less frequent for a while, but I will post updates on works in progress when I think of it!

This is a larger painting- 24"x24"- oil on canvas

A grand old house around the corner from me that I always admire, and finally have incorporated into a painting. My desire was for the henna to resemble ivy growing up the sides of the house.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pleasant Street Church, Belmont, MA

This is the finished work- it is small- 8x10"- and I hope to reproduce it much larger in the near future.

8x10" oil on canvas


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Work in progress

I am finally back to work on a new painting! Head colds really take the drive out of a person! I am happy to say that the school year is proceeding well though, and I am enjoying the cooler temps of fall (my studio is not 120 degrees!)

This is the beginning stage of a new painting of a church here in Belmont, MA- more to come...

Also, for anyone in the Boston area, we are having an opening Friday night at the Belmont Gallery of Art for the Belmont artist show- all are welcome and encouraged to attend- we have some real talent here in Belmont!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Church Steeple

Still exploring the tattooed surface idea. This is a simple church steeple in Vermont. I am imagining this to be a study of sortd for a future, larger piece.

8x10" oil on panel

150.00 SOLD

Monday, September 13, 2010

Bath Savings Bank- with henna

OK- last repost- but this shot is so much better than my amateur shot!

18x24" oil on canvas

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Deer Isle Home- with henna

Here is the professional shot (care of Dana Bonstrom) of the completed painting. I added a second panel because I felt the building needed more space. It was cramped in the first canvas.

74"x26" oil on canvas

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bath Savings Bank- with henna

Sorry about the glare again- better images will be posted later. Again, more of the tattooed building series. So much fun! I have an endless number of buildings to work from too!

Back to the small paintings soon!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Deer Isle Home- with henna

Trying to keep up with my blog- but right now I am working toward a deadline for an application to MacDowell. I am working much larger, so the photos are not very good- hard to shoot with even light and no glare! This is 2x4 ft- oil on canvas- and there is a second panel to be hung with this- I will post the professional shot when I get it. I am really enjoying this work- more to come soon!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Tattooed Town Hall

OK- here is the beginning of a new body of work I am developing. I am, as some of you may have seen in the recent past, very attracted to old buildings- churches, meeting houses, barns, etc. This is an old town hall in Deer Isle, Maine. I have begun "tattooing" my paintings with henna like patterns. The surfaces of these beautiful white clapboard buildings is crying out to be decorated- beautiful graffiti, of a sort. Let me know what you think. I am working on a much larger piece as well, and will be posting it's development in stages.

9x12" oil on panel

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cabins at the Lake

This is a view of a couple of the cabins that we rent each year. I have to say that it is a small slice of heaven there!

Oil on board, 9x12"