Friday, September 20, 2013

Breakwater Books

This painting was a commission by the owner of the store. It is on the green in Guilford, CT. I started this in the spring when the cherry trees were in bloom. It is a great little bookstore with some pretty nice art books, among other things. It is right next door to a wonderful chocolate shop. I'm having cards made to sell at the shop as well.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Some Small Paintings of China Cups

I painted a few six by eight paintings of my favorite china coffee cups. They are so pretty and so delicate. I love doing the small paintings. I can breeze through them quickly and I love the way the shadows play with the light. The gold rims make them look even more elegant.

1. Coffee Cup with Pink Stripe, 6x8, $160 framed.
2. Coffee Cup with Fuschia Rose, 6x8, $160 framed.
3. Coffee Cup with Pink Roses, 6x8, $160 framed.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Winter in New Haven

I painted this scene just after our first large storm of the year. The snowy scene is on Chapel Street in New Haven, near the bus stop shelters. The reflection of the snow and surrounding area in the glass was interesting. The glass looked like really old style glass and the structures are rather elaborate for shelters. I think that the window designs were a throwback to the early 1900s. In the distance, the buildings of downtown New Haven peek through the trees.   There were people at the park that day playing with their dogs in the snow. I added this person with a dog because I felt like some activity was a good addition to this view and reflected the activities of the area that day.

"Chapel Street Winter Walk"  12"x14" Oil on Canvas over Panel.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Winter at Bauer Farm

This is a painting that I did at Bauer Farm in Madison, CT. I love this covered bridge that spans a short walk over two adjoining ponds. The water was iced over and the snow was just beginning to recede. I dressed up warmly and managed to catch the afternoon light with only two hours to work.
Title: "Covered Bridge, Winter, Bauer Farm" 12" x 14"  Oil on canvas over panel.