As a full time painter I travel prepared for almost any kind of weather. I was in Nahant, Massachusetts last Tuesday and though the location was ideal the sun was popping in and out of clouds. I knew the variation in brightness on my canvas was going to get distracting. Waiting for the light to … More Set Up for Changing Light
29 new paintings are up on the walls and ready for Thursday’s opening reception at 6:30 at the Marblehead Arts Association. This is the first time we are doing an evening reception and I am grateful to Director Betsy Hundahl for helping to make it possible. The show is called “On the Road” and it … More The Show is Open
The Copley Society on Newbury Street in Boston will be opening a show in July called “At Sea.” It will be curated by the great John Stobart. The curator’s job is to pick which paintings get into a show. Last night was the deadline and I remembered just in time. I offered “North Shore Vista” a scene of natural light … More Deadlines
A finished and signed painting looks naked until it is in a frame. It needs to get dressed. I have a short stack of naked paintings and I am hoping my framer comes through for me on Saturday so I can get these properly attired. Some will be in black others in gold.
This painting from the highway to Carabelle from Apalachicola needed a bit more work today. It was painted from a plein air study done in early February 2017. I brightened the foliage with some golden green and red and brought in some light to make the fronds more transparent in the palm trees. It was a smokey … More A Finishing Touches – “Road to Carabelle”
Two quick oil studies of a mountain in Oro Valley, Arizona. One is from late in the day, picking up full sun. The other is from a nearby hotel courtyard earlier in the morning with some palm trees.
That’s me in the wide brim hat conducting an impromptu art lesson in the Arizona desert. The artist farthest away from me down the road on the far right is Curt Walters the great painter of the Grand Canyon. (Photo is by Gina Ward)
I was in Tucson, Arizona last week painting the desert as part of the Plein Air Convention and Expo. It was a great opportunity to experience an unfamiliar territory and I really liked it. I hope to return soon to do it again. It was hot and I wanted to cover a lot of ground … More Painting the Desert in Arizona