Friday, August 31, 2012

SOLD-Sheila's Door

 Sheila's Door-6x8

Summer Toys-8x10
available at Rowley Gallery
have driven by these beach stuff stores for weeks, attracted to the beautiful colors of brightly colored floats glistening in the sun. finally broke down and painted it.
you gotta click on the image and check out the swan on the roof and the pink noodles under it. wish i could lay down paint like this ALL over the painting. i get shivers thinking of what a painting would like like if i could!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

SOLD-Boatyard Corner-6x8

got into a boatyard very early one morning and saw this striking scene. my favorite part of the painting is the warm beautiful color note of reflected light on the shade side of the hull.
the trick to reflected light is to make sure that the reflected color is not too light in value and that it reads warmer (or cooler) than the surrounding color without breaking up the mass. thats something hawthorne and hensche always stressed at the cape school. another one that said it all the time was charles sovek.
this blog has been going on for years now and when you blather on as much as i do you forget what you wrote, but check this out. dont get frustrated with all the things you have to remember to do when youre painting! ive had a very successful trial lawyer, and then later a surgery wiz, tell me that they thought  painting was really tough! so take heart! anything worth doing is worth whatever you have to do, to do it well.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

SOLD-Morning Mist-6x8

another painted in r.i. The morning i did this, it was sorta foggy and the light was really diffused. its really fun to play with the middleground (and background) to capture the atmosphere on this type of day.

Monday, August 20, 2012

SOLD-Little Rhody Lighthouse-6x8

done over in east providence, rhode island on my way up to the cape. theyve got one tuff security guard on the hill we painted this from. seems folks can buy the land around these beautiful scenes and then they can keep you out. or they can try, right Kathy?   :D

Saturday, August 18, 2012

$100-Fort Hill Hillside-6x8

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there's a subtle beauty thats hard to capture on a day like this. the values are much closer together from shadow to light on each object and the saturated colors of a sunny clear day drop out into beautiful muted versions. this is a cool area of Eastham called Fort Hill. home to a whaling capt back in the early 1800's, who was the richest man on cape cod at that time.
Yellow Towel-6x8

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

First in Corn Hill Series

Orange and Pink Breeze-SOLD
This is the first in a series i'm doing around Corn Hill in Truro.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

NFS-18x24-Under the Pier at Surf City

Under the Pier at Surf City- SOLD
note: dont know how it works when youre a subscriber to my blog,  but i posted three times today and dont know if only the top one shows up in your mailbox, or not. if you just see one post go to to see the other two (theyre both for sale)

done on a july evening when the sun was just starting to strike under the pier. i love doing this motif so if you'd like one, drop me an email and we'll talk!

Also dont forget i've got a workshop in Bar Harbor Maine at the Acadia Workshop Center Labor Day week. if you'd like to sign up drop me an email and i'll get you up with Gail the sponsor.

SOLD-Marooned on Radio Island-8x8

Teaching News
i'll be teaching on Martha's Vineyard the third week of August. if youre over there and would like to have some instruction on painting loose and colorfully outdoors, drop me an email and i'll give you the info. the scenery doesnt get much better than the Cape Islands late august.

$100-Shellfish House-6x8

$100 plus $10 s/h
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really lousy internet connection here on the cape so i wont be writing much until i can find an internet cafe with wifi,
with iphones do they even have that kind of thing anymore?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Conneticut Workshop Added

Just added a one day plein air workshop in Lyme Conn. for the 18th of Sept. Cost will be $100 and i'll most likely do a demo, explain how to simplify complex subjects, a bit on composition, and then how to quickly block in big shapes to capture the light. then you'll paint and i'll work at the easel with each person on their own set of challenges.then a critique at the end of the me to hold your seat.

p.s.- there are some seats left in the Orleans Mass. (cape cod) w/s in late september.

Corn Hill Cottages-16x20

this is one from last year on the cape. its called corn hill and these cottages are up on a cliff 75 ft up looking out over the ocean and Ptown. one of my favorite spots on earth. you feel like you could touch an angels heel when youre up there looking out 10 miles towards the blue horizon. just love the way the colorful beach towels sway in the breeze.