December Evening, Boylston Street 12x24, acrylics on canvas AVAILABLE
I've finally taken this out of wait-and-see mode and declared it officially done and ready for the public to see. This is a departure for me; although in years past, I did many Boston cityscapes, this is my first night scene. I took the original photo in December of 2006 on Boylston Street, when a new building was going up across the street. I'm sure the scene looks very different now!
My first still life. For a long time, I've been fascinated with bottles and glass and the reflections that light makes on them. This is my first real attempt to render that phenomenon with acrylics. A simple arrangement; a candle in a glass jar, a salt and pepper set, and a pair of reading glasses.
This is one of my older paintings, circa approximately 1999. It's always been one of my favorites, and I never thought I'd sell it. But the more I paint, the less room I have on my walls, so I recently decided to move out some of my older works to make room for new ones.
11x14, acrylic on gallery wrap canvas NOT FOR SALE
I recently finished this one, and I've had one hell of a time trying to get a decent photo. This is the best I've been able to get. I painted this for a friend of mine who mentioned months ago that she'd like a painting of her house. I hope she likes it...I put a lot of time into this one. I was advised to get rid of the cluster of trees that cover the front of the house. I debated taking that advice, but in the end decided to keep the trees because they're part of her landscaping, and to delete them would mean losing some of those amazing shadows on the lawn, which I feel are the making of the painting. So here it is. Hope she likes it!
So this is it, the final version. I hope Theresa likes it!
Morning, Townsend Road 11x14, acrylic on gallery wrap canvas AVAILABLE
My latest, finished at last! This house is just up the road from mine, and as I was driving by early on Sunday morning, Mother's Day, I was struck by the green, green grass and the deep, velvety shadows that surrounded it. The light was perfect, and as I was carrying my camera with me (as usual), I quickly pulled it out and snapped a photo. In the right light, even the simplest of objects takes on a whole new meaning.
Just for fun, I thought I'd post this one. I painted it last fall, from a photo I took several years ago. This is my other half, taking in some sun at Old Orchard Beach a few summers ago. It makes me wish summer would get here a little more quickly this year. I love the beach!
Vassalboro Morning 9 x 12, acrylic on gallery wrap canvas SOLD
My latest. It's now in the "wait and see" stage that all my paintings go through before I declare them done. Plus, I have to finish the top and bottom edges. Although I've been painting edges for a while, this is my first time with a gallery wrap canvas, and I think I really like them. It's an entirely different experience when the painting actually wraps around the sides. It almost gives the painting a 3-D effect that you don't get from regular canvas. I'll be using more of these in the future.
White House with Magnolia 8 x 10, acrylic on canvas SOLD
My latest. Saw this house when I was driving last Wednesday. I believe it was in Biddeford. After a hellish winter, spring has finally arrived, and the magnolias are in bloom everywhere. This is my nod to those exotic blooming wonders.
Afternoon, Two Lights State Park Acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"
This is just a little guy I painted this afternoon. The daughter and I went to Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth the other day, and we both took a bunch of pictures. This is one of the scenes I photographed.
The final version of my latest. This is the biggest canvas I've worked with yet. I really enjoy doing these big paintings, although I have no idea where I'll hang it! I'm running out of wall space; have sold a few lately, but they don't sell as quickly as I create them!
Here's my latest, another light-and-shadow roadway painting. I've always been fascinated by the early-morning shadows on the Interstate, and I snapped this photo last October. Finally got around to painting it. Hope you enjoy!