Thursday, March 15, 2018

Finished December Paintings (2017!)

      Here are the paintings from December, finished and photographed.  We've had some extreme cold  this winter, so that changes everything, even still life in the studio, and doing a photo shoot become impossible. But like everything in life, if you wait a little while things change and we get on with it.  December included a trip to Rhode Island, where an old friend built a show using my "waste paint" as the nucleus, I was able to go to the opening and squeeze in a couple of paintings while there.    I'm also trying something new with pricing, I'll still be pricing my best and newest work by size, but for some paintings I will be reducing them right out the door, and the paintings below all have paypal/credit card widgets.  Please feel free to look back at older work, and use the contact widget, I think all paintings have their number and dates, so use those in your correspondence. I will also consider offers, so if you see something you like, make an offer, I may say no or counter offer, but why not, right? 

All prices include shipping to the continental U.S.  

 #1113  Moravian Cemetery, Shushan, NY.  12-6-17  11x12


#1114  Orange St. Albany, NY.  12-7-17  12x16


#1115  Fountain St, Pawtucket RI  12-9-17  10x8


#1116  Providence RI  12-10-17  14x16


#1117  Main & John St.  Hudson Falls, NY  12-14-17  14x16


#1118  My Boots  12-14-17  8x10

In a show, ask next month. 

#1119  Immaculate Conception Church, Hoosick Falls, NY. 12-15-17


#1120  Chinese lanterns  12-18-17  12x9


#1121  Street Rd. Argyle, NY.  12-19-17  12x16


#1122  Schuyler House, Schuylerville, NY.  12-21-17  11x12


 #1123  Conley Rd. (studio)  12-23-17  16x20


#1124  Main St. by tracks  12-28-17  11x12


#1125  Dead sunflowers  12-29-17  10x7


All prices include shipping in the continental U.S.  if you're local, you can pick it up and I'll provide a frame,  or you can pay by check, just send me a message via the contact widget above. 

As always thanks for reading my blog!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Snow day!

     I'm looking out the window at the snow driving down in gusts, it's barely freezing, and the ground had started to thaw. Last night, Sean, my photographer friend came to my studio to photograph paintings from December and January. He'll crop and correct the jpegs then return my s.d. card for me to label and send out, to this blog, and wherever else I need them to go. In the mean time I'll post some photos of February, the "finished painting" wall, and some site shots.

    There were a few pretty chilly days, but the stretch of sub-zero temperatures like we had in January were behind us, there was however a period of a week or so when the entire driveway was a sheet of ice, and not for my "yactracks" crossing without falling would have been impossible, all part of the beauty and sublime in Upstate NY!

Here are the 28 paintings from February:

Here is the painting in the scene, an alley in Newtonville, MA. not far from my family homestead, and done on a quick trip to see my Mom and Dad. 

This is Stage Rd. and a truck with a tractor on the back, I had all but given up on finding a scene to paint this particular cloudy day, a predicament I've had numerous times this month where I can't seem to find anything I want, maybe the term is inspiration, maybe malaise, I've pushed myself out the door, driven hither and yon, exasperated, then say "ok I'll do this". Inevitably paint cures me, it gives me a "fix", no matter if the painting was any good or not. Ah February! 

Me and Ollie in the studio with a fire going......

This is a favorite spot along the Battenkill, where Skellie Rd. comes very close to it. 

This is a painting I did while the massive sculpture by Peter Lundberg (taking the photo) was being erected. This is at Salem Art Works, Salem NY. Even thou it's a slow process, the light and machines were in constant motion, but it was a fun challenge to have. 

This is the campus of Williams College in Williamstown, MA. I went there on a whim, first to the Clark Art Institute, that has an amazing art collection, then to subject this iconic building at the center of the campus, not my usual. 

     I'll be publishing my December and January paintings here soon, and most will be for sale, as are ones for previous months, if interested please contact me through the widget on this blog, or e-mail, they reach me the same way, I can quote you a price and send a paypal/creditcard invoice through the e-mail system. Shipping is free to the continental US, or if you're local you can come by!  As always I appreciate you my dear reader, and enjoy hearing from you, THANKS! 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Where I've been.

     It's been a cold and snowy January, a time when I like to work in the studio  except for the sub zero days when the wood stove can't fight the cold.  Otherwise it's  not been a bad month, I got 18 paintings, and started to do some minor touch-ups when I bring them back, and some still lives. So while I'm waiting on publishing my December and January finished paintings, I'll send out some working photos from this last month.

This is my kitchen sink....

January 2, 2018

Schuylerville, NY, January 3

Bennington VT, January 9

Manchester VT, January 10 

Lower Classic St. Hoosick Falls, NY, January 13

English Rd. January 15

S. Troy, NY January 16

Meetinghouse Rd. Easton, NY. January 20

Hudson Falls, NY, January 24

January 25

Along the Hudson River in Stillwater, NY, January 28.

Greenwich NY, January 29 

Buskirk, NY January 31 

      As always thanks for reading this blog, most of these are available for sale, please  send an e-mail, or use the contact widget, I invite comments and questions as well!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

A few favorites from this year.

         A year goes by, 12 months, 365 days, and then another. Marking time on this planet one minute and then the next. Each is capable of beauty and transcendence, none of them can be repeated. What you see here are a few of those moments, in paint.    Most are available.  Thanks for reading my blog, and happy new year!

#920   Chamberlin Mills Rd. Hebron, NY 1-1-17  14x16

#948 Paper Mill 2-21-17 16x18

#971  Yellow flower in growler 3-22-17  12x9 

#981 Cambridge Rail Station  4-11-17  16x18

#1002  Main and Park  5-23-17  14x16 

#1015  Battenkill @ Center Falls.  6-12-17  14x16

 #1024  Path to Hess Pond. 7-2-17  14x16 

#1048 Day's cottages, Truro,  MA.  8-10-17  14x16

#1079  Elm @ South St. Glens Falls,NY.  9-22-17  14x16 

#1084  Church St. Hoosick Falls, NY.  10-01-17  14x16 

 #1112 Ash St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. 11-27-17  12x16 

#1123  Conley Rd.  12-23-17  16x20