Starting the new year off right would include a visit to my new show opening at Noble Coffee Roasters in Campbell Hall N.Y. For Jan. 2010.Reception to be held on Thurs. Jan. 14th from 6.30 -830 pm.I will be featuring a collection of Pochade oil paintings created in 2009.
Monday, May 25, 2009
As a historical artist I create a lot of works that I hope evoke the viewer to remember that our freedom isn't free. Locked within every artifact of our military heritage are thousands of untold stories. If this canteen could talk, what would it say? Where has it been? Who used it? Of one thing I am sure; That is was carried by an American Soldier and I am indebted to him.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Earth Day 2009
This year for Earth Day, I wondered what I could do in my art to celebrate.I realized I could recover some masonite from a junked desk and recycle it. As most painters know that masonite is a fine material to paint on once it has been sanded and gessoed. So I pulled the nails and cut the board down into 5x7 size and got to work. Here are some of the works from this effort!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Saturday, January 31, 2009
It is near the midwinter time and we are looking ahead to a new spring and all the promise that it brings. However it is also the time when your beagle pack gets to perform the job that they were borne to do, Chase rabbits. These days go fast and each one is a memory.Young dogs now older cry with authority and lead.Older dogs now older don't lead as much.Youngest dogs learn from there older pack mates and sing the songs of tomorrow and next year.This song once so loud in America seems to be rarer than in older days.It is always a time to be thankful we live where it can still be heard.
The painting is titled" Ahead of the Hounds" and is available as a LE Print
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Riley is a very happy, playful dog and I was very glad to be asked to paint a portrait. A few minutes of playing fetch and a photo shoot and we were ready to go. In the past few years I have scaled down my pet portrait commissions and have focused mostly on Sporting dogs which are dear to my heart. But it was nice to add this portrait to my portfolio... So Here's Riley! Oil on Canvas, completed December 2008.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Welcome to my blog. I have decided that as a artist it would be fun and good for me to discuss my works and to let people know what I am up to. This 10x12 painting was completed late last December and is a likeness of well known Col. Joshua Chamberlain of 20th Maine fame. Working quickly this study is an interpretation of several photographs. After studying a number of these I have become very aware of the condition of these soldiers after they had spent a period of time in the field and tried to look their best for the camera. It is very interesting to see the less famous views of the other side of their faces as this really makes you consider what these fellows looked like.
The new year is shaping up well with a good quantity of work in progress, also several invitations for shows for 2009. The Christmas Season was good for me as it seems people were looking for meaningful gifts to give in a trying economic time. For information on the availability of this work,please contact me at email@example.com