I've driven across the country many times, but the first came with warnings
of enduring the mid-west. These days, I'm always anxious to shoot and take
in as much of it as possible, it isn't a beauty that calls out loudly, but
waits to be noticed. This is a scene of Illinois done from a photo taken
during a period in July which was referred to as "corn sweat"
days...apparently the plants emit moisture and bring the collective
humidity up past 100%. Oil on panel, 6 x 26 in.
Old Farms 18 | Feb
There is something really special about a farm that has been around for a
while, although I'm always a tourist when painting Maine, the state seems
full of old and beautiful places. Here is a new one that has me longing
for dewy grass in the summer time. "Pettengill Farm (Robin's Nest)"
oil on panel, 22 x 22 in.
Rocks 16 | Nov
I'm painting over 80 of them in this new work and I'm sure glad it is about
over, although I'm patient, like anybody I get a little bored doing the
same thing over and over. So far as I can tell, these are on Folly due to
erosion issues, though I really don't know, I'd love to hear the story from
a local! Now to add some more detail/textures...
The Remenant 02 | May
I don't know if this tree ever fought with a bear, but it certainly stood
through many storms before this one. If it's no longer standing, I'd like
to think it is heading toward a fireplace like the one Robert painted.
"Still Standing" 10 x 10 in. oil on panel
Fading Barn 28 | Mar
Working on finishing this painting for the May group show, I've enjoyed
rendering the ramshackle barn.
The Finish Line 22 | Nov
Working through this last painting has been rewarding, still parts left to finish and glazes to apply, but so far so good.
Perfect day. 28 | Oct
It's nearing Halloween and I'm breathing a cremnitz mist into this Maine landscape while listening to Stephen King.
Waiting for you… 16 | Oct
Finishing up this new snow scene, happy with how it's going.
Drifting through the fog 09 | Oct
Another peek of what will be included for December.
An ode to anxiety… 02 | Oct
Painting a sleepless night with the world turning and cloud patterns shifting.
I’ve driven across the country many times, but the first came with warnings of enduring the mid-west. These days, I’m always anxious to shoot and take in as much of it as possible, it isn’t a beauty that calls out loudly, but waits to be noticed. This is a scene of Illinois done from a […]