Friday, November 10, 2017

A New Seascape

This is a painting that I did with my student Nick at Lighthouse Point in East Haven, CT. It was a slightly windy day, but beautiful. Such a nice place to paint, especially when it is off season and there are few visitors. I had a lot of fun doing this with Nick, and I think that he enjoyed it too. 
New England has some beautiful shoreline scenery. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sunflower Painting

I was painting recently in North Branford in the middle of a beautiful acre of sunflowers when a wonderful photographer asked if he could take my picture. I said yes, then thought to ask him to email me a copy. Here it is. The photographer is Dennis Beaulieu. I love the photo, thanks, Dennis! Here are the two paintings that I did there, each on different days.
 They are both oil on canvas over panel, 9"x12".
The sunflowers were simply gorgeous this year, and the fields stopped traffic for quite a long time.
Sunflowers are fun to paint. The rich oranges and yellows really stand out against the cool green leaves and blue sky.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Augur Farm House in Spring

I painted this old farmhouse again in the Spring and sold it. It has so much character and it is a classic example of a New England farmhouse. The Spring leaves were just beginning to unfold at this point, which gave them a yellow green color, and the light was bright and warm.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Augur Farm House

I recently sold this painting from an exhibit that I had at the Edward Smith Library. It's a painting of the Augur Farm House. The house is an old 1930s farm house with barns in the back that store hay. It sits on several acres of old farm land, with the Farm River flowing behind it. The house is empty now and the property is owned by the town. I've had more inquiries about the painting since I sold it. There is something mystical about this house. Every time I pass by it, I find it so fascinating. I will go again in the spring and paint it. I think I may paint it several times. It pulls me to it, as if the ghosts of the family that lived there still inhabit it.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Commission of a 1780 House

This is a recent commission that I did of a house built in 1780 in the center of Northford, CT. It is a typical New England style house, though the structure is post and beam with horsehair plaster walls and wide plank floors. It has a large fireplace in the center that was once used for cooking and boiling water. Over the years, an addition was put on the rear of the house for a modern kitchen, though it's invisible from the front. I managed to paint this over a four day period just before the autumn leaves fell and winter set in. It was a joy to paint, which I did in oil. It's 16"x20".