Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Yellow Mug 6X6

This was painted in the ambient light of the room. No direct lighting. I love this mug and will paint it again soon.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Feeling Crabby Today 4x4

Feeling a little crabby lately? I am. My computer is hanging up in Outlook Express and I've already wasted an hour trying to post this painting. Drive me crazy! A few weeks ago, my grandson Andrue and I hunted Duxbury beach for horseshoe crabs and came home with this teeny one. I just love the shapes of these and the fact that they're prehistoric. I did a quick sketch last night while watching the Red Sox win the World Series, AGAIN! Wow! Check out Not Really A Cleaning Lady if you want to take a look at a painting in progress.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Fort Revere, Hull Massachusetts

I've been conspicuously absent these past several weeks first vacationing in Mexico and then coming home to various chores and duties that have kept me from my paints. Procrastination even. Yesterday I put the finish on this painting started on site at Fort Revere in Hull, about 3 weeks ago. I like architecture but this thing drove me crazy with all it's planes and values and temperature changes. I am a harsh critic of my own work and can see room for improvement here, but overall I feel I captured the feeling of the day which was freezing for September. I also started a panorama of the Lighthouses and the Boston Harbor Islands which is marinating in my studio while I ponder on where to take it, without losing the initial flow of the 'start'. How about those Red Sox ;)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Blogless in Mexico

I've been in Cancun for a week now and haven't been able to upload any photos. No matter. I haven't painted much anyway, but we have spent some time on the beach and also toured an archealogical ruin at Coba. More about that later when I CAN upload photos. It has rained alot, although I don't really mind. The sun is so strong here that it's good to have some rain and some overcast. I doubt that anyone here would agree with me but it works for me. Last night I sat on my veranda overlooking the pool and watched the Monsoon like rain pound down with some occasional flashes of lightening and rolls of thunder. Really cool. I'll post some photos when I get home . Adios amigos :D
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