Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019


A long time a go I did a painting of a brook that, honestly, really sucked a lot. 
There was however, one little gem spot in it that wasn't even in the reference photo, it was just one of those paint things that happen. I immediately noticed it and shelved it away to percolate.

Yesterday, it was time do let it loose...

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Dripping with it

Tonights work. While most of the world was watching 
the Game of Thrones finale.
A 5x7  sort of  b/w study.
 Black is never on my palette anymore...but I cheated a little on this one.


Friday, May 17, 2019

Kinda Plein Air Morning

This started plein air, but after about 30 minutes the light went totally flat.
Brought it into the studio and worked from the photo I took.
"Spring Morning by the Fire Pit"


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

2 Hour Hockey

When the Rangers aren't in the playoffs, I sometimes just listen...
Here's one that happened during the first 2 periods tonight.
From a quick sketch and a photo I took from the parking lot at Point Au Roche
yesterday morning, looking out across Deep Bay. 
8x10 acrylic on canvas


Monday, May 6, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Sunday, April 7, 2019


This one is from a photo I took a long time ago
 as the steam rose off the Oswegatchie River
 on a cold, clear autumn morning.


Saturday, April 6, 2019

27 Square Inches

I'm really enjoying all the "littles" I've had on the easel lately.
It satisfies my desire to get in close and be a picky painter, 
while the physical size constrains it.
Also, limbering up for a bunch of plein air stuff come warmer weather.


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Air Time

This one has been hanging around waiting to be finished.
Now it can hang around all done.
"Air Time"
16x20 Acrylic on canvas


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Maple Weekend

There was still one winter scene left to do.
An old sugar house nestled in the side of the woods.
5x7 Acrylic on canvas panel
Brown, black and white palette.


Monday, March 25, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


I've succumbed to my ever present desire to paint fussy, tight, ridiculousness.
It's being satisfied, and hopefully I can continue to use this
 one to get it out of my system when necessary.
 So, it'll be on and off  the easel for a long's got a long way to go.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019


I've missed a little time in the studio of late.
 So it was time to squeeze in a little 6x6 on a canvas panel.


Monday, February 25, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Another Barn

Shot the picture for this on a very cold, overcast day, 
with really flat light.
Hoping to convey that feeling with this one.
Far from done, but it's on its way...


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Sunday, February 3, 2019

2 Cows

A quick study, that turned into something a little more.
Finished. Really.
"Two Cows"
8x10 Acrylic on canvas


Friday, February 1, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Once Again

The photo I'm using for this one has been in my stockpile for years.
 If you're familiar with my work,
you may recall seeing it loosely rendered with the painting knife.
I've always wanted to paint it traditionally, but the detail scared me to death.
If you've noticed, by design, my work has become looser and more "painterly" lately.
It's not been easy...and I'm nowhere near where I want to be. But I must keep painting!
So...I've decided to give it a go. This one will test my mettle.
"Trout Brook Winter 2" is underway.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Right Under My Nose

I went through a ton of photos yesterday searching for a subject to paint,
 with not much success.
 I looked out the window this morning...and there it was.

Pleased with my color palette choices, as things get blocked in...


Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Late nights and early mornings help make the paint fly.
Coming off the easel for the obligatory artists eyeballing.


Monday, January 14, 2019


Last week True North Trout posted the photo of the Jordan River in northern Michigan
that I'm using as reference in this one.
There's so much "north country" that looks just like mine!
  After two starts (and two cover ups), today I think I've got it going where I want it to.
Third times a charm...just a few hours in...