Holiday Art Show

We’re all busy at the studio working on things for our next open studio in December. I’m using the next few weeks to complete both oil and watercolor pieces, frame works and just get everything looking good. We’re open for two days this year to keep it more manageable with crowds. I will have worksContinue reading “Holiday Art Show”

The Falling Leaves

…drift by the window I look forward to autumn for many reasons but one of them is looking closely at the fallen leaves. The variety of color, line and pattern never get old. Each leaf is unique and amazing. I enjoy trying to capture the exact colors and markings on a fallen leaf. I placedContinue reading “The Falling Leaves”

Works on paper ready for frames

These are some works that I recently matted.  They are all in 11″ x 14″ mats which fit into a standard frame.  Instant original art!  I work out ideas and experiment with materials on watercolor or drawing paper.  I will give you a good deal if you are looking for art for yourself or aContinue reading “Works on paper ready for frames”

Botanicals

As I walk my neighborhood in the fall I always collect leaves that catch my eye. This year I picked up some of the ones with brilliant red and orange colors but I noticed even the more mundane or muted leaves had incredible details. This lead to a series I call leaf portraits. Each paintingContinue reading “Botanicals”

Wharf Drawings

These two works were done primarily from life but also touched up back in the studio.  I did the wharf picture on site using colored pencil and watercolor.  I redrew it on toned paper that night, using my sketch and photo references.  I was really interested in getting the geometry of the buildings and theContinue reading “Wharf Drawings”

My current practice: plein air watercolor

I made a number of watercolors in Maine this summer. I really enjoyed the immediacy of the medium and the ease of clean up.  I am trying to create more watercolors from views around my neighborhood. I’m attempting to paint plein air for a majority of the work and then use photos for refinement/reference.  WorkingContinue reading “My current practice: plein air watercolor”