Thursday, March 29, 2018

Finished January paintings.

      January had some pretty severe cold weather, 20 below zero fahrenheit for a low, and single digits for a high, days on end, I'm not that tough! We did have some thaws, and days I could get out and I was happy about that.  I haven't put the paypal on these, so if you'd like one I can give you a price and if you want it I can e-mail you a pay pal  invoice, (you can use your credit card) or you can send a check, or come by with cash (I'll take gems and precious metals too!)  So here are the paintings.

 #1126  Kitchen window  1-2-18  9x12

#1127  Broad and Ferry St. Schuylerville, NY.  1-3-18  12x16

#1128  Shell station, Northside Dr. Bennington, VT.  1-9-18  11x12

 #1129  War memorial, Manchester, VT.  1-10-18  12x11

 #1130  Content farm Rd.  1-11-18  7x10

#1131  Classic St. Hoosick Falls, NY.  1-13-18  12x11  SOLD

#1132  Gas tanks, Broadway, Salem, NY. 1-14-18  9x12

#1133  English Rd.  1-15-18  8x10  SOLD

#1134 Madison St. Troy, NY.  1-16-17  12x11

#1135  Meetinghouse Rd., Easton, NY.  1-20-18  11x14 (sold) 

#1136  Sunflower & clementine  1-21-18  12x9

#1137 Main and Wall St.  Husdon Falls, NY. 1-24-18  14x16

#1138  Coila Rd.  1-25-18  11x12

, #1139  Silver bowl & red onion  1-25-18  8x10

 #1140  Stage Rd.  1-27-18  12x16

 #1141  Hudson River @ Stillwater hydroplant  1-28-18  12x11

, #1143  Buskirk-West Hoosick Rd.  Buskirk, NY. 1-31-18  11x12

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Wednesday, March 28, 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


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

#1116  Providence RI  12-10-17  14x16  SOLD


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

#1118  My Boots  12-14-17  8x10  SOLD

#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  SOLD

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

#1125  Dead sunflowers  12-29-17  10x7  SOLD

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!