Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"Pizzeria" - 12 x 12 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD

This little pizza place is in the Forge Village section of Westford. It is tucked along the rail road tracks and wedged into the curve of the street. I haven’t had their pizza in a long time but as I recall it was pretty good. I really enjoy doing street/architectural paintings and like how these buildings nestle together between the trees.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Forge Pond" - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD

I sat in my car on an overcast afternoon and painted Forge Pond, one of the local beaches in Westford, MA.  I had just finished reading Kevin MacPherson's "Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light and Color" and tried to follow some of his basic teachings:  a) simplify the scene - squint to eliminate the details  b) focus on painting shapes (not a tree or a rock or a whatever) and c) use a limited palette for harmonious colors.  I'm pretty happy with the final result and definitely learn something new with every painting.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"Do Si Donuts" - 8 x 8 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD

Do Si Donuts - 8 x 8 inches - oil on canvas
There is something comforting about a donut.  Every once in a while you just have to eat a donut.  'Nuff said.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pottery Pear - Just Messing Around

Kim Scott, my artist partner at Art on Main, is a fantastic potter.  A couple months ago, I asked her for a bit of clay to mess around with.  I ended up making this cute pear that I'm pretty pleased with.  Kim was kind enough to fire it, help me pick out the glazes, and then fire it again to create the final product. 

I'm not exactly sure what I'll do with my pear.  For now, it is sitting on my desk but it might end up on my kitchen windowsill with my collection of little do-dads.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

"Double Date" - 8 x 8 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD

"Double Date" - 8 x 8 inches - oil on canvas
I was really proud of myself when I came up with the name for this one!