Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hey Mickey

For the past few years, my wife and I have returned to Stowe Vt. for our Anniversary. We stay at a classic New England inn, The Gables Inn. Mickey is the inns welcoming committee. I took his picture last year, with the intent to paint him, but it got lost in the shuffle. Our trip to Vt. is coming up so it reminded me, and I dug it up...I've been having a bit of "painters block" lately, so I thank you Mickey!

8x10 Acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

For the Birds

Finished up this plein air today in the studio, from a couple weekends ago...
"Birdhouse with Wagon Wheel and Lilacs"
8x10  Acrylic on Canvas
Plein Air

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018


Foreground is cut in and a a little detail started. There's a whole lot of leaves on that ground...


Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

Field Work

I took the photo I'm using as reference for this canvas a long time ago...
it's been rattling around in my head almost as long. 
Just starting, it's all about the soft light right now.

I hope this is the last Winter scene for awhile...I'm ready for Spring.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Doctor, Doctor...

Blue Doctor salmon fly, small watercolor commission.
Not sure how this is going to go.
 Time to condition the tiny brushes and coffee up to get a steady hand!!


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Keene Valley Barn

Just a few little details left on this one. It's been a challenge.
 Lots of practice knife strokes, then a deep breath and cut in the paint. 


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Most Photographed Barn in the Adirondacks

If you're familiar with the Adirondacks, then at some point you've most likely
either admired in passing, stopped or photographed the "Keene Valley Barn"
 at the junction of Rt 73 and 9N. 
 An unofficial landmark for years, it was deemed structurally
unsound and was unceremoniously,
and without notice, demolished by the state in late December of 2016.

 This new one is from a photo I took in the fall of 2011. I've blocked in the color with a knife but haven't decided if I'll finish it off with that or a brush.
It's in its ugly stage. 


Monday, January 8, 2018

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018


I started this one about a year ago and at one point I said it was done,
basically, because I was frustrated and hated it.
 I got it out late summer thinking I'd reuse the canvas but decided to look at it for a while more. My hatred was renewed but decided rather than scrap it, I'd try to resurrect it.
So I looked at it some more, decided what I wanted to do and looked at a LOT of whitetail pictures.
This week, for lack of anything better to do, I took to it. I changed the perspective which helped a lot, took some great advice from a Facebook friend regarding the overall monochromatic thing that I was trying to use (but wasn't working), and basically reworked the whole shebang.
There's still stuff to do, it's by far much better, but I'm still not sure I can forgive it enough.
I guess I'll look at it some more...
   YUCK                                                         Not quite so yuck