Thursday, June 25, 2009


I am working in the studio. A bit slowly perhaps, but working none the less. I have 2 more large (16x60") watercolors in progress as well as this 36x36 acrylic on canvas.

The color is a little off because of the dark foreground. I've decided it will be the second in the Philadelpia Misplaced series. My next post will be obvious to those of you who are familiar with the Philadelphia architecture.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


OK, I've dusted off the paint and brushes and am back to work. This piece is on a 36x36 canvas. So far all I have is one very warm sky. Hopefully I will know what will be basking in all this light by the end of the day. The foreground is also a mystery to me at this point...the eventual subject will influence that decision.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Arte Di Famiglia II

No show is complete without food and wine

Abigail (Amy's daughter) with one of her aunt Sara's critters

Sara's felty critters were very popular

Amy and her jewelry


It was a success by any measure. The turn out was all that we hoped for, the weather was great, the sales were impressive, and the time with family and friends was priceless. We are already looking forward to next year, but for now, it is time to get back to work in the studio.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Arte Di Famiglia

This weekend Sara (daughter #3-painter, mixed media artist) and I joined Amy (daughter #1-jewelry maker) at her home in Oak Park IL for a weekend art show to help raise money for a neighborhood child with serious medical problems. The exhibit is being held in a spacious family room over a new garage.

Here are some photos of our temporary gallery before the show started.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


and the muses are nowhere around, I turn to these large watercolor streetscapes. Their execution requires only patience, and I can work on them willy nilly, whenever the spirit moves me. Once the drawing and taping is done it becomes a coloring book exercise.

Market Square west watercolor 16x60"

Market Square west detail

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Its been almost 4 weeks since my last post, which was also the last time I read any blogs on my regular reading list. There has been a confluence of events this spring that has kept me preoccupied with other matters and effectively chased the muses away.
My blog, and others, became much less of a priority, and it wasn't until I received a query from a blogger friend that I realized that I had simply walked away from a community of bloggers without a word that in many ways was like walking away from friends without an explanation. (I hope this doesn't sound to Maudlin.)

So, my apologies for the unexplained absence. I hope to gradually return to my previous routine over the next few weeks. I have been doing some painting, but in a rather limited way.

Tuscan Hills acrylic 24x30