Monday, July 16, 2018

This weekend! Cambridge Valley Fine Arts Tour! July 21 & 22 10-5 both days.

    Once again it's time Cambridge Valley Fine Arts Tour!  Saturday & Sunday, July 21 & 22 10-5 both days. My studio is located at 138 W. Main St. Cambridge, NY 12816 all welcome! cold drinks and snacks!  any questions please use the contact widget.

     As usual I had to up my game for this summer's open studio. I decided to increase my display walls and just use shelves so the paintings could be shown without frames, a presentation that looks clean, honest and allows for a great number of them to be seen at one time. I hope it's well received.

      As always thanks for reading my blog, I welcome all your comments and questions, and greatly appreciate your time and attention, A big Thanks!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Finished May Paintings

       We are now three weeks away to cambridgevalley fine art tour on Saturday July 21 and Sunday, July 22, from 10-5 both days. My studio is located at 138 West Main St. in Cambridge, NY 12816. as usual I've still got a ton of things want to do to get ready,  but I always work best with a deadline!  Also I'm more than happy to show my work by appointment, so if you can't make it let me know and We can find a time.

       I got 24 paintings in May, a pretty productive month, days light increases and the weather finally got sort of warm, so that makes painting a lot easier. I also logged in 4 gas stations, so that's a thing.  Here they are:


#1198  Burgoyne  @ Maple St. Kingsbury,  NY  5-1-18  11x12

 #1199  Farm,  5-2-18  14x16

 #1200  Rail yard, Greenwich, NY  5-3-18  12x11

 #1201  Park McCullough House  N. Bennington VT 5-7-18  14x16

#1202  Salem art Works, Salem, NY  5-8-18  11x12

 #1203  Movie theatre parking lot, Bennington, VT  5-9-18  9x12

#1204 S. Park St. barn, (#1)  5-10-18  14x16

 #1205  Main St. Hoosick Falls, NY  5-11-18  9x12

 #1206  River Rd.  Schuylerville, NY  5-14-18  11x12

 #1207  Whisky  5-15-18  10x8

 #1208  State & Franklin St, (Music Hall alley)  Troy, NY  5-16-18  16x14

#1209  Content Farm Rd.  5-17-18  9x12

#1210  CR 372 Greenwich, NY  (RR bridge)  5-18-18  14x16

  #1211 S. Park St. barn (#2)  5-18-18  14x16

#1212  Lilac 5-19-18 10x7

 #1213  Burr & Burton  Manchester VT.  (#1) 5-21-18  14x16  14x16

#1216  Downtown Schaghticoke NY  5-23-18  14x16

#1217  From Cumby's parking lot, Hoosick Falls, NY  5-24-18  12x16

#1218  Courthouse, Manchester Vt.  5-25-18  11x12

 #1219  Downtown Cambridge, NY.  5-26-18  12x9

#1220  Old Turnpike Graveyard 5-18-18  12x11

#1221  South & Broad St.  Glens Falls, NY 5-30-18

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Finished April Paintings

     Recently someone asked me when or if painting became like work. I had to think about my answer. Unequivocally I could say I loved painting and was happy and grateful to be able to spent a lot of time doing it. But there were aspects of this that are mundane, there are hours of preparation, hours of doing stuff like this, and once in a while I actually clean up. I don't use the words "inspiration" or "talent" much, they are overused and their meaning cliche'.  I will often push myself out the door and go looking for subject, most of the times I find it on a rare occasion I won't, and there are so many practical concerns when setting up outside, finding a safe place to park, shaded in the heat of the summer, or blocked by frigid winds of the winter. What's left for inspiration? that concentrated drop in the ocean of boring. So my answer is yes and no, like any kind work it can be exhausting and get boring, but no it's not like digging a hole or taking out the trash, and the product of my labor, just maybe, has the potential for a life of it's own, to leave me and communicate with others and that's pretty awesome.

      Here are the paintings from April, (I know it's late in June) the month was not my most productive, the weather was not at all great, the winter seemed to lag and hover over us, and the earth was not yet awaked. This is what I got:

 #1184  Reafield Farm Rd.     4-2-18       11x12

#1185  E. Main St.       4-5-18        11x12

 #1186 Lilly      4-6-18       16x12

 #1187  Union & S.2nd St. Hudson, NY    4-7-18   12x16

#1188 Chevy dealership, S.R.29 Greenwich, NY   4-8-18   11x12

 #1189  Backlots with Methodist church     4-9-18     12x11

#1190 Columbia & Park St. Hudson,  NY    4-10-18     14x16

 #1191 Shunpike Rd.     4-13-18       11x12

 #1192  W. Main @ S. Union St.     4-16-18     12x16

#1193  State court of appeals, Albany, NY      4-18-18     16x14

 #1194  Wright @ King Rd.     4-21-18      9x12

 #1195  C.R. 372 @ Content Farm Rd.    4-22-18     14x16

#1196  Champlain canal @ Ft. Edward NY     4-23-18    12x16

#1197 Meetinghouse Rd. Easton, NY     4-24-18     9x12

     Interested in buying a painting?  most are available, please use the contact widget.  All paintings are oil on canvas panel. Thanks for reading my blog!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Finished March paintings

      March was in like a lion and out like one too, but there were plenty of lamb days, and I was able to produce 21 paintings,  the 17 are below are available.  I've also had some exciting news about upcoming shows, ones that are a little far off and I will post as they approach, so thanks for all the support, it's buoyed me in times when I needed it most, and for that I'm most appreciative! So here they are:


#1162  Scotch Hill Rd. 3-1-18  8x10

#1163  Pitcher with flowers 3-4-18  10x8

 #1165 David's house  3-6-18  11x12

#1166  U.P. church from back  3-6-18  14x16

 #1167  Lapham place, Glens Falls, NY.  3-10-18  16x14

#1170  My saw  3-16-18  8x10

 #1171  Munsell Ave. Hoosick Falls, NY.  3-17-18  9x12

 #1172  Tabor Rd. Greenwich, NY  3-17-18  12x16

 #1173  Battenkill Creamery, Hebron, NY.  3-18-18

#1174  West side Highway, New York, NY  3-19-18 12x16

 #1175  Lincoln Center  NYC.  3-19-18  11x12

#1176  Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn NY.  3-20-18  16x14

  #1177  Jay and Plymouth St. Brooklyn, NY. 3-20-18  16x14

#1178  Pearl St.  3-22-18  11x12

  #1180  Reafield farm Rd.  3-25-18  9x12

#1181  Park McCullough House North Bennington, VT.  3-26-18  14x16

 #1182  Makita Drill  3-30-18  7x10

         As always please feel free to comment and of course let me know if you'd like one, use the contact widget and I'll quote a price.  Thanks!