Monday, August 14, 2017

Beach Talk




"Beach Talk"
16 x 11 oil 


I'm just guessing,
 but I bet these two are talking politics. 

I painted this loosely and upside down 
over an old painting.

Not sure if the head going off the top 
is a problem or not. 







Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Candy Store

There is a well known bar/restaurants in Newport, RI
called The Candy Store. 

It's our favorite stop whenever we get down there. 
Everything about it is fun;
even the seating. 


"The Candy Store"
8 x 8 oil study 



Sunday, August 6, 2017

Summer Subjects

There is still a lot 
of summer left.  



The Waiting Room 
16 x 20 
oil 

And the subject matter just keeps 
showing up on the beach! 
(These guys looked like they were 
just waiting for some girls to walk by.)

Had fun playing with the colors of the big shapes. 


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Commissions


A friend asked me to do a painting
from a photo she'd taken of the village 
where she stayed with friends on a recent trip to Italy.


11 x 14 oil 

This was image she gave me:


and asked if I could "highlight" the apartment they rented!? 

I was a bit daunted by the lack of light and value
so I played around with it in Procreate. 
bumping up the value of the apartment they rented just slightly.   


Commissions can be a struggle, 
especially if the client has a preconceived notion
 about how they want it to look. 

This is not how I usually paint,
 but it was actually quite fun. 
And she loves it! 




Monday, July 31, 2017

Odd Point of View



Tried out a different approach
with this one; 
using thinner paint. 

Not sure where to take it from here. 



"Hold Mom's Hand"
16 x 20 oil 

(Work in Progress) 


I kind of like the odd view point and the dramatic light,   
but I just realized it feels lopsided. 


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Morning Painting

Sunday mornings are usually a great time
 for me to grab a few hours to paint.

I had great fun doing this quick study today,
with a plan to do a larger version. 

 

"Garden Talk"
10 x 8 oil 


I took the reference for this during a recent 
tour of the amazing 
in Norwell. 


Woman in gardens and hats
 is one of my favorite subjects!  




Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Little Painting in Big Apple!

I'm excited to have my first painting
showing in a gallery in New York City!


Harbor Blues
8 x 10 oil

This piece was juried in to the
Annual Small Works Show
July 12 - August 8
at the NAWA gallery
315 West 39th Suite 508
NY NY 10018 

Opening reception Thursday July 20.
Stop in if you are in the area!