Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weekend Update

The art history posts I write here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday take up all the time I can devote to my blog during the week. However, I also want to occasionally share news and views related to my work as a painter. Hence a new feature: weekend updates.

So here is a recently completed painting that I'm calling Lamprey River, Dusk. This came out of an oil painting class I'm offering through the Cornerstone Gallery in Newmarket, NH on Wednesday nights. We perched our easels on a floating dock around 6:45 p.m. and raced to capture the effects of the lights and shadows as the evening drew down around us.

I've got a one-night show (and complimentary wine tasting - yes!) coming up in Boston on Tuesday the 28th at the Liberty Hotel, so I'm working to add a few fresh pieces to the selection I've already set aside. I want to put together a show in which all of the pictures work with each other and contribute to a strong, coherent effect as a whole.


  1. Your painting evokes a feeling of peace. I can just picture working on a floating dock at 6:45 p.m., painting the landscape. Sounds like heaven!