Saturday, December 26, 2009

Machias Cows

This is a quickie from the summer photos I took in Machias!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Spring Point Ledge

I wanted to paint something wintery. My wife thinks this is the best I've done for a while. The camera however, took away from the wintery feel. When you look at the real painting you feel cold and lonely. I guess I might need a new camera?!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

New Portland

I have done this view last month. Now I decided to do a different interpretation. I kept the skyline, but I changed the light to make it come from the east. I wanted the painting to show an early hazy morning. The picture I took was in the afternoon. The clouds were facing the other way. It was challenging but fun! Please compare to the one I did last month.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Work in Progress

We are renting a small house so I have been moving the painting between the Easel and the bed!!!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Stage 2

New painting

I am starting a new painting. This is the outline sketch..Next, will be the anxiety stage. This usually disappears once I put a few colors in. Someties the anxiety recurrs, but this is all part of the watercolor adventure!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Sketches and small paintings

I haven't done any big painting for a while..I just have been sketching and doing 9X12 inch paintings. I am not posting all of them since some are reproductions of other artists work for my own training..They say to improve, learn from the great..I am however showing one of Sargent's. It is the boat at the pier..The sea gull is from a picture I took at cape Elizabeth..The sketches are of Gaby and Lindsey!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday, November 08, 2009

The Ring

I go fishing in this location sometimes...This ring is anchored in the rocks. Across from it is a small cove and then you see the lighthouse...There was no way that I could get the lighthouse and the ring in one photograph so I had to create this composition. I put less detail in the background to give it some distance. In the winter this will remind me of the warm summer fishing adventures! The real painting is wider but I had to crop it on the computer to fit the screen!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Painting

Sorry for the delay. I am going to post a painting later today.
I did a painting of my wife wearing a scarf.
I took the picture on Sunday Morning. She was laying on the cold couch watching TV with a green scarf around her face..The way she looked reminded me of the Bedwoins in the desert. I told her to hold her pose and took the picture.
Last night, I came back late from work and did not start painting until almost 9pm..I did it on the coffee table while Gaby was asleep and while we were watching a movie together. The movie and the painting came to conclusion at midnight.
Now, I am in my clinic, and I feel very sleepy!
Look for the painting later!

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Alright!!! I pushed myself and did this quick 14x20 sketch/painting..
It made me feel better!
I did it in less than 2 hours.
It was still wet when I took the picture, so the flash reflected on the shiny surface.
I think my talent is still alive despite everything!!!


It has been a boring and cold weekend !!
I sketched a little bit.
Then, I thought I'd play around with Adobe to see what other digital artists do.
I got bored very easily, so I stopped.
I still wanted to post it.
It doesn't give me the joy of watercolors!
I wish I could do a painting, but I am very uninspired!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009


Ink Sketch

This is done with a regular pen..This is a 5 minute sketch. I just wanted to post something since I haven't painted for a while!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


This is in Machiasport..I took the picture coming back from work one day..Unfortunately, they tore the barn down..Behind the house you see the Machias river..I wanted to use colors suggestive of the fall..

Monday, August 31, 2009

Grandpa Sam

This is a very loose quick painting. I enjoyed it!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Another Photo

This is a photo under sunlight without the flash. I think it is a more accurate photo!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Kennebec Rd Sheep

Yesterday I worked all day on a painting of rocks and mud at low tide. Everything was going well until the end. I basically destroyed it. That's the risk you take with watercolors.
I trashed the painting and felt really angry.
Then, that evening I made a few sketches of these sheep. I woke up today, watched Tottenham my favorite English team. Then I did this painting.
Green is the artist nightmare, but I think I tamed it very well. The real painting looks great! The photo doesn't give it justice!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009


I did this 5-10min sketch at work between patients on a small notepad..

Saturday, August 15, 2009


That's ma Boy!!!..I want to keep my personal life out of the blog, but I couldn't resist this picture of my son!!

Work in Progress 3

The painting looks a little different because the sun is a little lower and it affected the photo!

The last stages will include spraying dark spots to indicate sand and gravel on the mud flats..I will also finish all the windows!!

Portland, Work in progress

It's six thirty on Saturday. I am ready to go to work. I am excited to start a new painting. I will try to put pictures as the work progresses. Hopefully I will still have the excitement when I come back in the afternoon.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Brook Trout

I enjoy fishing for those brook trouts in the spring. I think I did a good job with this one. I might try another one later!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Monday, June 08, 2009

Idle time

Whatever idle means!
I have been very busy at work, fishing, taking care of the new baby, so no new paintings recently.
To me that is disappointing because I used to do at least 2 paintings a week.
However, I am still sketching for pleasure. Sketching things from the internet. I actually have done a small painting but i wasn't too proud of it. May be I'll publish it later.
I will also publish a sketch I did of Mr. Andrew Wyeth, one of my favorite artists (ofcourse along with John Blockley and Winslow Homer). The rest of the sketches I have thrown away because art keeps accumulating all over my small house (on top of all the baby toys)!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Quoddy trail

The photos have been hazy lately. Any way, this is a new painting. It is from one of my hiking trips to West Quoddy state park. I have done 2 similar ones in the past from previous hikes.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

New Painting

I have moved to Portland. In the process of moving and taking care of the new baby, I have slowed down. But I tried to paint this last evening. I think it looks fine...

Sunday, March 29, 2009


I have painted this before with the whole body. This time, I wanted to do a focused portrait. It is very tricky to keep the colors soft. The way to do it is use transparent nonstaining pigments. I used Rose madder, aureolin, cobalt turqoise, viridian, and alizarin. So, basically no blacks, greys, or browns! I think it looks good!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Winter Sun!

This is Mido, my beagle, sun bathing. I did the acrylic first, which is still to be finished, but I wanted to do it again in watercolors. I think it looks good! Colors used: Aureolin Yellow, Viridian green, Rose Madder, and Ultramarine blue!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Snow storm over the Machias river

I finished this in half an hour. Being quick has its disadvantages. I made a blob in the middle of the sky that I couldn't get rid of. I wanted to post it any way.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

South Beach

I have been wanting to paint a winter scene, however, I was looking at some pictures and found this one taken on vacation to south beach. I have taken a lot of them with colorful umbrellas and seats. The wind was blowing and the sea was rough. When I first painted the sand it was very orangy. I glazed it with two layers of cobalt turqouise. It is amazing what glazing could do. Enjoy!