Monday, January 21, 2019

Frigid Air

Frigid Air - Pastel 11 x 14

I try to walk everyday, even in winter. I do make exception when it is 5 degrees Fahrenheit with a windshield factor of minus 15... It is wiser to take some quick pictures of the frozen landscape and paint it in the studio.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Smelling the Flowers

Smelling the Flowers - Pastel 10 x 10

Next in my "Street Moments" series. San Miguel is in full bloom in April: pink, red, yellow bougainvillea, purple Jacaranda trees and a multitude of other flowering plants. A feast for the eyes. Lingering behind her companion, this lady seemed to be taking her time to appreciate and smell the flowers...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Daily Walk

Daily Walk - Pastel 10 x 10

Saw this gentleman taking his daily walk a couple of times while I was painting plein air in San Miguel de Allende (Mexico). Same outfit, same pace and his lady not far behind. I will post her next.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Waiting for the Work Crew

Waiting for the Work Crew
Pastel 8 x 10

Wishing all my friends, family and patrons a very Happy New Year filled with happiness, love, health, peace and art.

The new year is time for new beginnings.  I have started a series of paintings that has been on my mind for several years. The scenes are inspired by "Street moments" that caught my eye while traveling in different countries and places in the US. This first painting is from San Miguel de Allende. I was attracted by this young man sitting amid the rusted work buckets and traffic cone while waiting for his co-workers.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Otter Brook at Dusk

Otter Brook at Dusk
Pastel 9 x 12

A closer version of the glorious late afternoon light at the Otter Brook trail in Harpswell, Maine. 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Chasing the Golden Light

Chasing the Golden Light - Pastel 9 x 12

It is the time of year when the late afternoon light is at its best. Warm browns, greens and oranges and that bright spot of gold in the distance...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Glow at Otter Brook

Glow at Otter Brook - Harpswell, ME. Pastel 9 x 12

From a walking trail in Harpswell, Maine when the late afternoon light was just perfect!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Small Gathering

A Small Gathering - Pastel 10 x 10
I could paint poppies every day but this is the last poppy painting for now as my interest has turned to other subjects...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Moving with the Wind

Moving with the Wind - Pastel 12 x 18

From a day in Provence when the mistral moved things about. Poppies remain my favorite wild flowers.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Left or Right?

Left or Right? - Pastel 9 x 12

Even if you are not sure of your whereabouts in the Tuscan countryside, the GPS will eventually get you there!