On a visit to the Finger Lakes in NY - one of my truly favorite areas - it was a warm day, too warm and muggy. I turned around and saw these clouds looming. A wonderful thunderstorm happened soon after.
Squall, 30 x 30", oil
Rain, 12 x 12", oil
Morning Fog, oil, 30 x 30"
The View at Haley Farm, 30 x 34", oil
Between Fields, 18 x 24", oil
Between Fields, 18 x 24", oil
I drive this road all the time between Cheshire and Adams. It's the long way for sure but this farm has inspired many paintings. The little dirt road that goes way up between fields really captivates me.
Foggy Morning #2, 11 x 14", oil
Morning Mist #2, oil, 16 x 20"
Pines, 50 x 40'', oil on canvas
Ancestor, 30 x 22", oil on paper
The paper is 300 lb arches rough surface which has been primed with gesso in order to protect it from the oil paint.
Spring #1, 16 x 20", oil on panel
Birches #1, 30 x 20", oil
Headed Home, 9 x 12 in, watercolor
Across the Field #4, 8 x 10 in, watercolor
Across the Fields #3, watercolor, 11 x 15" - SOLD
Across the Field #2 (Hamlin, NY) watercolor, 11 x 15"- SOLD
Tempest, 5 x 7", watercolor
Downpour, watercolor, approx 10" sq
Rain #4, 7.5 x 7.5", watercolor
Morning Mountain, 5 x 7", casein
I have a terrific view of Mt. Greylock and every morning the first thing I do is consult the mountain. This little painting is from one of those mornings.
November, 8 x 10", watercolor
Night Clouds - Mt. Greylock, 11 x 15 in, watercolor
Greylock Sunset, 11 x 15 in, watercolor
Winter Weeds, watercolor, approx. 10 in sq.
Winter #1, 14 x 19", watercolor
Cedars, 14 x 19", watercolor
Winter #2, 19 x 14", watercolor
Winter Gate, 13 x 10", watercolor
My night paintings are pretty rare. I usually get up in the middle of the night and look out the window. Mostly I'm looking for critters that love the night like fox, bear, etc. But I started noticing and enjoying how light hit things, highlighting some parts while others fade off into the night. This is not unlike my love of how fog does the same thing.
Night Light #1, 8 x 10", watercolor
Night Light #2, 9 x 12", acrylic on paper
Winter Sunset, 8 x 10", watercolor SOLD
Buonna Nota Terravecchia, 22 x 30, acrylic on paper
Back Door Light, 8 x 10, watercolor
Night in the Park, 11 x 14, watercolor
G'night neighbor, 8 x 10 inches, watercolor
Night Swim, 8 x 10 inch, watercolor
Every now and then I just need to paint something with structure especially during stretches of blue sky quiet weather.
White Barn #2, 8 x 10 in, watercolor - SOLD
Drydock Ave, 8 x 10 in, watercolor - SOLD
Neighbors, 8 x 10 in, watercolor - SOLD
An artist I greatly admire once said if you should be able to look out your window and find something interesting to paint. So many artists dash around trying to find inspiration when all they have to do is look out their windows. This is also what I affectionately call an indoor plein air.
My Neighbors Pool, 5 x 7 in, oil
Honestly I laugh every time I see this little painting. I painted it standing in my cheap blow up pool during an especially hot summer day. I love these blue bubble pools and one day will get one just because they crack me up.
White Barn, 18 x 24 in, oil - SOLD
In the Fingerlakes, 8 x 10 in, watercolor - SOLD
Harry Kemps' Shack, 12 x 9 in, watercolor
I had the great good fortune of doing an artist in residency many years ago in the Dune Shacks on Cape Cod. I stayed in the legendary Margo Gelb shack. About 200 yards from me was this shack…a very famous one…Harry Kemp was the poet of the dunes and this is his shack. He passed away a long time before I got to the shack but his poems and legend lives on.
Trickle, 16 x 12, oil on board
Stream # 3, 12 x 16, oil
Stream #3, 12 x 16, oil
Stream #1, 16 x 20 in, oil
On site photo...of 11 x 14 in oil called Stream #4
On a hot day it feels good to stand in the water and paint!
Stream #4, 11 x 14 in, oil
This is the finished painting from the photo just before…
Green River, 16 x 20 in, oil on board
Plein Air Waterfall, 12 x 9 in, acrylic
This is a fast plein air painting. It’s on canvas pad and I used the bottom of it as a palette. I really love going into the woods and doing fast, energetic paintings before the bugs get to me.