Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hello Kitty - 12 x 12 inches - oil on canvas

This kitty, whose name is “Moo”, used to hide in my garden under the daylilies and hostas. He really has the most amazing green eyes. The painting is available for $150 … contact me if you’re interested …

The painting is actually for the next “Wine and Nibbles” at Art on Main on Thursday, May 6 from 5 – 8 p.m. The theme is “Blooms”…stop by and join the party.

One other item of note: My buddy, Sue Haley, is having a solo show at the Parish Center for the Arts called "France — A journey of the heart, soul and spirit". The opening reception is Friday, April 30 from 7 – 9:30 p.m. and the show runs through the month of May...don't miss it!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Carlisle Cows - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD

I painted this scene in Carlisle, MA, the next town over from where I live. About half way through my painting session, I heard a distant drum beat…a slow, repetition of boom…boom…boom. Suddenly, the cows looked up, turned, and started trotting towards the barn. Apparently, that drum beat is the signal for the cows to come home. The whole experience made me smile :)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Citgo - 12 x 12 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD

Whenever I'm in Boston, I always look for the Citgo sign which is located in the Back Bay area and overlooks Fenway Park. Some years back, Citgo was going to tear down their weather-beaten sign. However, they were met with tremendous resistance from Bostonians who have great affection for this landmark.
This painting is based on a photo that I snapped while caught in traffic on Storrow Drive. The red tail lights create a line that moves your eye into the lower right corner of the canvas. This balances nicely with the red Citgo sign in the upper left. To get the composition that I wanted, I used Photoshop to modify my reference photo and moved the sign (along with some buildings) further to the right.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Plum Island Dreams - 6 x 6 inches - Oil on canvas - SOLD

I dream about days like this where the beach is warm and inviting, the sky is a clear, deep blue filled with puffy clouds that morph into interesting shapes as they float by.