Here's a large painting that is almost done. I'm giving it a rest and will come back to it and make any final fixes. It's 24" x 24" and was a lot of fun to paint. I'm calling it Focal Point because I see these objects leading my eyes up to the stacked cups. Anyway, my title can't name all the objects as I usually do, that would be too long!
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Sunday, November 6, 2022
I paint every day to get to the point where I'm pleased with the outcome. The role of painting for me is to lose myself in the process and to enjoy it. When life gives me challenges, I have to remind myself of the pleasures it can reward.
Proust on Chardin: Still life will become eminently alive. Like life itself, it will always have something new to tell you, some witchery to dazzle you with, some mystery to disclose.
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Monday, October 3, 2022
Sunday, August 7, 2022
We got to the fairgrounds at 9 AM and stayed for an hour and a half thinking we could beat the heat, but no, it got too hot. This morning it was warm and damp and our house windows were wet with dew. I wish the current world's administration would take global warming as an actual threat.
Sunday, July 31, 2022
This painting was done in conjunction with a class I took online at the Arts Student League with Karen O'Neil. The focus of this painting was color temperature. I painted this over six days. The set up was arranged in an east window on sunny mornings and I painted from 9 - 11:30. The sky was a clear blue and that casts a cool blue light and the shadows were warm. My interest in this set up was the cad red light at the base of the bowl.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
These three paintings were purchased by a very nice couple. Pink Bowl and Lemons and Cantaloupe Wedges paintings were bought at The Blooming Arts Gallery "Let it Grow" exhibit in Clifton Park and the Green Apples on Blue Plate off of my Daily Paint Works site. I'm sure all three will look lovely in their home.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
40 Daily Paintings to choose from
60% - 75% off at
Dater Woods Neighborhood garage sale on July 8th 9am -2pm and
on the 9th from 12pm -2pm on Willowbrook Terrace in Halfmoon.
28 Willowbrook Terrace
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Sunday, June 12, 2022
Sunday, May 8, 2022
Friday, March 25, 2022
Friday, March 18, 2022
Monday, February 28, 2022
I've been drawing almost everyday. It's something I enjoy and can do within 30 minutes. Hopefully this leads to me routinely doing thumbnail sketches prior to painting.
Sunday, December 26, 2021
It's a funny coincidence. Camino Real by Te-Amo is a Mexican handmade cigar company and has a shop located in Valley Stream, NY next to the town I grew up in. I bet my dad would have shopped there for his cigars. I bought this old box at a flea market this summer with the idea of painting the lid. Painting on objects is like tole painting. It makes a fun, useful box.
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Juried Small Work Show
December 10, 2021 to January 8, 2022
Opening Reception: December 10th, from 4:40 to 5:30pm
I have three of my favorite small still lifes in this show. The reception is Dec. 10th from 4:30 - 5:30. They'll be on display until Jan. 8th. Come look at the show and while you're there, support Arlene's.
Monday, December 20, 2021
There is a quote by Henry Miller that a writer takes a path in order to become the path. It is the same with painters. To paint often and freely is to open oneself to all that we are and hope to become and in so doing fearlessly share ourselves with others.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Blue Petal Plate, Lemons and Beer 12 x 12 in. oil on gessobord.
My submission to the Saratoga Arts Annual Members Show.
Nov. 18th through Jan. 8th, 2021
Reception + Membership Special Nov. 20th 12pm-4pm
Thursday, October 28, 2021
I recently attended the Woodstock School Online Live Classes. These paintings are my copies of demonstrations of glass by Karen O'Neil. Glass is abstract and challenging because there isn't much to see. It helps to have something that adds contrast to the glass or a couple of highlights that make it shine. It's not about painting the glass, but what's around and behind it that makes it interesting.
John Bokor is a painter who I just discovered and whose works makes me happy. He is an inspiration to me to paint more complex still lifes.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
Thursday, August 19, 2021
A great outdoor art show and sale in Schenectady’s Historic Stockade neighborhood September 11th, 2021 10am-4pm (rain date Sept 12th)
I'm excited to announce that I'll be showing my paintings as well as judging along with another Oakroom Artist in awarding the James Gilliland/George Weinheimer Memorial Award.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Oakroom Artists 2021 Annual Show at The National Bottle Museum’s JRM Artists’ Space through September 18th. I have 3 paintings among many beautiful works. Worth the visit.
Sunday, July 18, 2021