Saturday, September 3, 2016

Gull Watching


acrylic on gessobord, 6" x 6" SOLD


I recently traveled to Chatham, a beautiful Cape Cod town in Barnstable County and watched gulls, seals and other marine life congregate near the incoming fishing boats. This serious looking bird was fun to paint with his vigilant stance, serious expression and white plumage. 



Saturday, August 6, 2016

Cosmopolitan Kingfisher

 

acrylic on gessobord, 6" x 6"      Gifted

The reference photo used for this painting was taken by Russ Bridges on the Photos for Artists Facebook site. The site is wonderful, artists are allowed to use reference photos from many talented photographers like Russ. 

 

According to some Wikipedia searching, the kingfisher bird is said to have a cosmopolitan distribution if its range extends across all or most of the world in appropriate habitats. 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Summer of '72



acrylic on gessobord, 6" x 6"


It's the summer of 1972 and this is your ride. A gallon of gas costs thirty-six cents. "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" by Looking Glass is playing on the radio and all is groovy in your world.  



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Butterfly Royalty


acrylic on gessobord, 6" x 6"

 

I visited a butterfly garden while vacationing in Cape Cod, Massachusetts last week. The enclosure was loaded with monarch and painted lady butterflies. A wonderful guide told us all about the differences between the two butterfly species and it was so much fun watching the butterflies fly all around us.






Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Enjoying the View

 

acrylic on gessobord, 6" x 6" SOLD

 

Summer is always a wonderful time for me and my family. I have young children and we are usually out and about enjoying the beautiful weather on Long Island. During the summer, my kids like to sleep late in the morning, so I find time to paint before they awake.




Sunday, July 3, 2016

Encounter



oil on gessobord, 8" x 8"

Deer are so beautiful to watch. I'm city folk, so seeing these magnificent creatures up close is always a treat.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

After the Rain


oil on 3/4" cradled panel, 11" x 14"
A few of my fellow painters and I went out to Eastern Long Island to paint some marshland. During the entire drive to our destination, the rain came down in torrential downpours. However, when the skies cleared, this is the scene that caught my attention. A study was created and the rest of the painting was finished in the studio. Painting is painted on a cradled one inch thick panelbord and is wired on back and ready for hanging.