Tuesday, December 24, 2013

More upstate New York plein air work.

 Under the bridge in Cooperstown.

First bend of the Susquehanna


Looking over Otsego Lake.

3 more pieces from th e trip and an on location shot

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Painting the Susquehanna River watershed from Otsego Lake to the Chesapeake Bay

 14"x11" oil/linen birch panel

 11"x14" oil/linen birch panel

14"x11" oil/linen birch panel

Here are 3 pieces of the thirteen I completed 2 weeks ago on my plein air excursion to upstate New York. The goal is to paint sections of the Susquehanna watershed from the headwaters to the Chesapeake Bay. These paintings were all done in Otsego county New York. The lake is Otsego Lake. THE starting point of the Susquehanne River's main branch. Round one complete!
I will have 12 of the new pieces along with 2 30"x40"s in a show at Isadore gallery in Lancaster PA. January through February

Monday, December 16, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

New work

 30"x40" oil/linen

 30"x40" oil/linen

 36"x48" oil/linen
I took video of this one in the works and put it on youtube

 30"x40" oil/linen

30"x40" oil/linen

I've been lacking in posting new work so here is a batch of new stuff. I bought a high def sports camcorder and am learning the ins and outs of editing. It is rather time consuming but I have made progress. I'm going to upstate New York next week to do some extreme plein air painting in the winter wonderland and will get some good video I suspect. I want it to snow!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Thanks to David Oleski for putting together this video. Hope it gives some insight as to where I'm coming from as a painter.

Friday, October 18, 2013

 " Cat boat" 30"x40" oil/linen

30"x 40" oil/linen

Two new pieces going in the truck and off to Bethesda MD. for this weekends show.

Sunday, October 13, 2013


3 new additions to the Blog-o-herd. All are 6"x6" oils on panel.
I'll be at the Bethesda row show, booth b42 for anyone in the DC area next weekend.

Monday, September 2, 2013

36"x48" oil/linen

Fresh off the easel, this is a scene in the Eastport area of Annapolis, MD. Looking toward spa creek from 2nd in Eastport. I always paint here when in Annapolis. This size is a studio piece. It's been a busy summer doing the shows but took advantage of 2 weeks off. Next week gets busy again at the Alexandria festival of the arts on King street in Virginia. The show schedule is updated through the fall. Back to work, It is Labor Day after all!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New cityscape

30"x40" oil/linen
This is my latest piece. Too wet to show this weekend at the uptown art fair in Minneapolis but that is where I'm off to. The latest pieces are getting cohesive and my approach to work is coming to fruition. Painting continues to shape my direction.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

New Cityscapes

 30"x40" oil/linen

 30"x40" oil/linen

30"x40" oil/linen

Fortunately I cut my show schedule back a bit. I've been home 2 weeks in a row! So I'm back into the rainy cityscapes that I love. Studio time feels good and I'm gearing up for another extended show trip. I'm off to the Hamptons over the 4th of July weekend then Madison Wisconsin finishing in Ann Arbor. I'll have another week off then it all starts over again! It is a crazy lifestyle but a very enjoyable one indeed.

Friday, May 10, 2013

more abstract figure work

 30"x40" oil/linen (@ design domain gallery)

 48"x24" oil/linen (@design domain gallery)

 24"x48" (@design domain gallery)

 30"x40" oil/linen (@ modern history collection)

30"x40" oil/linen (@ my truck :))

I've been a tad bit busy prepping for my show season which kicked off in Richmond VA. last week. I still am fascinated with this subject matter and where it takes me. I notice that I seem to be doing more layering and allowing very raw strokes to remain untouched. Even the drip marks are interesting to me.

Monday, April 1, 2013

figure painting

36"x36" oil
I thought it would be good to show a piece I did way back when in art school compared to my new stuff. Gesture is the new theme. The bottom figure was done at least 15 years ago. My memory is as bad as my historical recollection. I care way more about tomorrow than I do about yesterday! In the end what sings on the wall? The new work has something ...............

Friday, March 29, 2013

Jump for joy

 24"x24" oil

 24"x24" oil

 30"x40" oil

36"x36" oil

Here are 4 new pieces that I did over old work. I continue to find satisfaction with creating abstract figures rising from the ether of old work. If you go far enough back in my blog you'll find a 36" square painting of a Texas longhorn that is now a bunch of dancers. It's nice to have options....

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Something is about to happen.....



2 new pieces that I like juxtaposed. It feels like a story is playing out. I'm most interested in the play between shape and gesture.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

new stuff...it's been awhile since I posted

 the cows are all 6x6

 40"x30" revisited a Chicago scene. New size though.

A 24" x48" figure from my imagination. Hey.. it's not a dancer :) Just got back from the Chadds Ford paint out. Sold a piece but was too forgetful to get an image. My memory is suspect as is my vision. It helps me keep things loose.....

Friday, January 11, 2013

The mighty Susquehanna River

48"x36" oil/canvas

A new large piece I did of the Susquehanna river at dusk. I still really enjoy cloudscapes over the river. A nice complement to the cityscapes of late....I think so anyhow.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Ode to Merlin and more active imagination work

 "Ode to Merlin"
18x24 oil/canvas. More works from the depths of my imagination....

 8"x10" oil/linen

 10"x8" oil/linen

 10"x8" oil/linen


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Capitol Dome View

30"x40" oil/linen

I've been working on this Harrisburg scene for days. It's very close to my home and is a good example of our local streets. The capitol dome is the distant focal point. Got to sign this one 2013. Happy New Year!