Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The title of this painting is Sailing Down East
The title of this blog is
Its been really busy. Aside from the usual spring clean up and chores that mount into a monument if they are not taken care of promptly, my studio work and on line galleries are keeping me busy, not to mention outdoor shows. Now I've got to cut out a little time for some work on the easel. People always wonder if I'm out in the surroundings of nature painting by a pond of geese or something. Well, not really, .. here's why. Summer is crazy. Shows, fairs, festivals. online sales, shipping, packing, marketing, site maintenance, and the list goes on. Winter is actually studio time. Summer, oh how I wish, but the reality is, thats its time to put your nose to the grindstone, your cards on the table, and go for broke. Sometimes I envy people who can do art for a hobby. Its sounds relaxing. Maybe after autumn sets in, I will find that pond of geese and just paint like Monet by the lilly pads.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Clouds and Sails
acrylic on paper

There's nothing better than salty breezes pushing along the clouds and canvas sails with equal ease along the deep blue sea.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Hills of Spring
acrylic on canvas
Just outside my studio, is this scene which changes with every passing minute. Now that spring is upon us, it is a real show to see it develop this mosaic of color and light as the trees and hills start to come to life.
This is that scene.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Springtime Country Landscape
acrylic on canvas

One of my favorite places to walk. I usually carry my sketch book and record impressions. This is one of them from that walk translated into this painting.