Friday, January 30, 2015

The daily dose of art A PRODUCE MARKET RUT

I can never resist a colorful corner market, especially if it has a grand awning and lots of produce.  And when I can't find one, I simply imagine my own on a small piece of watercolor paper.  The small watercolor sketches today are the result of my imagining.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The daily dose of art MINIATURES

Once in a while I get lazy.  Well...maybe more than once in a while, and when I do, I turn to the minis, watercolor or acrylic paintings 8x10 and smaller.  They are easy and fun, and make me feel like I'm being "productive".

Barbed  watercolor  3x7

Acrylic Diptych I 8x8

Acrylic Diptych II 8x8

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The daily dose of art HERE & THERE

Enough with the trees.  Today we will wander about with no specific destination in mind, something I've been getting a little to comfortable with lately.

Somewhere in Lower Delaware  watercolor

Lowes, KY  pastel

East point LH  on Delaware bay  watercolor

Monday, January 26, 2015


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Friday, January 23, 2015

The daily dose of art TREES - GETTING TO KNOW THEM

It did not happen overnight.  My fascination with trees developed gradually; they became an integral part of the paintings composition, and at times the primary focus.

Autumn Trees  acrylic  12x48

Summer Trees  acrylic  12x48

Thursday, January 22, 2015


How do I really feel about painting trees?  Conflicted.  But that has not kept me from making them the focus in many of my paintings over the past 10 years.  This may be a good time to take a look at some of them.

These 2 paintings were done entirely with a palette knife.

Sepia Fields I & II
Acrylic  30x15