Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Shadow Man

 I dream in color. My dreams are very much like mini movies because I often hear music in the background. The music enhances the mood of the scene and intensifies what I am experiencing while in another realm.  Often, I feel the urge to try to recreate not only what I see but the feeling I get from the overall dream experience.  This painting was created after I had a beautiful dream that I was walking on a foggy beach where I encountered a strange dark figure. The title of the painting is "The Shadow Man".

 The Shadow Man
Oil on Linen panel 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

After attending a great workshop in the Catskills with Kim English this past summer, I have become more interested in painting figures. I have painted figurative scenes in the past but my primary focus had been landscapes and seascapes. While at the workshop, the model took a break on a hot summer day and she rested on a blanket. I caught that moment with my camera and recently decided to do this painting.

A Warm Summer's Day
12" x 16"
Oil on Linen Board

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Today,  I felt very tired of the heat and humidity and decided to paint a cool scene. I found a photo that I took last winter on a trip to Boston. It's a scene of people walking down the street shopping. Here is the painting that was painted partly from the photo and the rest from my memory.

 "Winter White on Newbury Street"
                                                           24" x 24' Oil on Canvas

Saturday, August 17, 2013

I am practicing a lot with a palette knife and really loving it! Here is one of the recent paintings I did.


                     16 x 8 Oil on linen panel 

Monday, May 20, 2013

I will be painting at the Lilac Festival at the Wentworth-Coolidge estate in Portsmouth, New Hampshire Saturday, May 25th! Stop by and say "hello" if you are in the area. This is a fun event for families-lots of stuff going on: stories, petting zoo, food, lilacs etc..........Several of my paintings will be on display along with other area artists in the Drift gallery!