Dinghies on a Dock....

dinghy and a dock 12x16sm

 

These two dinghies are parked in Rockport harbor, and I’ve always liked the color of the teal interior on the right. These two together make quite a pair. I don’t do many dinghy paintings, but I did have fun with this one. 12×16″ oil on canvas.

Podcast/Radio Interview...

House on a Hill 20x16sm

 

I painted this in Stonington last summer. The composition is a bit odd, but I really like how this one works. I think it’s the subtle shifts in grey and white that I like, and the way the more intense colors contrast against those lighter tones. This painting is 20×16″ oil on canvas.

Also, I’m doing an interview today at noon EST for Artists Heloing Artists, which is a podcast/radio show that interviews painters and gives advice on building your career as a painter. If you want to listen to it live you can do so at this link. You can also find the podcasts online and hear lots of great painters talking about their process.

Roses...

Pink Roses 24x24sm

 

 

I planted these roses in my front yard two years ago, and had mostly forgotten about them. The last two summers they have been pretty dull, so in the back of my head I had considered moving them elsewhere. But this summer they bloomed like crazy for a few weeks, and in the morning the light on them was fantastic. I did a few paintings trying to capture the glow of light bouncing around on pink flower petals, which is a really tough challenge. I like the pop of color in this one. This painting is 24×24″

Solo Show at Dowling Walsh...

Thoroughfare Sunset 36x72sm

 

I have a solo show coming up next month at Dowling Walsh Gallery with an opening reception Friday, August 1, from 5-8pm, which is open to the public. Come by and say hello. This is a body of work that I’m very proud of. There’s a wide range of subjects, from landscape to still life to figures. All of these subjects are tied together by the theme of summer, as I’ve experienced it since having kids. Before my family started to grow, my summer was all about painting and work. Now I’m forced to occasionally slow down and enjoy it. For the last few years I’ve been looking for ways to make paintings about my family life. There are a few paintings of my kids here, but I realized that I could make paintings about the experience of summer, through a wide variety of subjects.

Sisters...

sister picnic 48x36sm

 

I’m looking forwrad to the day when I can get the girls to sit still and pose for me, but for now, I paint them from photos. It’s still a bit tricky and involves using several different reference pics. This is one of my favorite paintings from this past year because it incorporates some of my favorite subjects; birch trees, adirondack chairs, patterned fabric, and of course my daughters. It’s fun when a painting like this starts to come together. I attempted a lot of family paintings this past year and only a few have been worth keeping. I’m hoping this is a series I can explore over many years.

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