Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Friday, March 04, 2016

It's been a while

I have been doing more oils lately and I haven't updated my blog. I am not sure if anyone is still following.. If someone is, then please comment so I would keep updating.. Thanks 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Trying out something different

It has been a struggle to update my blog, so I got an app on my phone and have been able to do a better job on Wordpress.. Please see some of my newer work there:

Friday, July 24, 2015

Bucks Harbor

This was started on a cool summer morning at Bucks Harbor.. I was on my way home to Portland and debated if I should paint or get on the road. I'm glad I stayed. As always it was liberating. It's funny, I always have to fight this inner demon that keeps telling me to quit even before I start..

A lobsterman, joined me and we chatted a bit. His wife, he said, was an artist as well. He is a hard working man.. I went back home, eventually, and again I was debating on how to finish this or if I should trash it as it didn't look good. I decided to work on it. The boats kept on evolving as well as the sky, water......I like how it looks. I have to stop now and get ready for work.. As one good artist said, "The most important thing is faith! You have to believe in yourself and have faith that the painting will work, otherwise, it will just turn to garbage!"

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Self Portrait

There was a death in the family. The brush took over and the result speaks for itself!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Working in oil

Trying to teach myself how to do oils..This rock is across West Quoddy Light House..Grand Manan is in the back..It was a cold day..

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Machias sheep

Selfie 1

I was always opposed to using grids, but what the heck..I think the end justifies the means..

Sunday, June 15, 2014

West Quoddy Trail

That's me and the boys on the West Quoddy trail in Lubec..It was a beautiful sunny day..We're all enjoying the sun after a 3 mile hike along the cliffs overlooking the ocean..Grand Manan, Canada, is in the distance!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Pemaquid point

I went on a quick tip along the Maine coast..This is at Pemaquid point lighthouse. I was more interested in the old woman with the green jacket, rather than your typical light house paintings...I have to say, I have seen Andrew Wyeth chop the top of this lighthouse with good effect, so I did the same, for compositional interest..The sketch and the painting were done very quickly and effortlessly..I like it..By the way, it was dark, cloudy, and cold at times, despite being on Memorial day!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ian's Boat

This is on a late October morning, in 2013. My friend Ian and I went on a boat ride along the Casco bay. In this painting, I  wanted to convey a sense of warmth and serenity..The orange is warm and welcoming. The light blue is very relaxing. The trip was very relaxing indeed, except my fingers and toes got so cold that I couldn't move them for a while. Ian promised me another boat ride in exchange for this painting. I gladly accepted.