Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Painting the outside of this Massachusetts house for several days now. Doing chores before leaving. It will feel good to relax in the car for the drive to Florida.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Large canvases are done for the summer. This is the time when I head back to my sketchbooks. It's a way to work-out ideas of what to do next once settled into my Florida studio.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

"Mauve Orchid"

46" x 50" acrylic on linen Last of the summer large paintings to be finished. I've gotten tired of painting with mauve.

Monday, September 15, 2008

"Rock Face" in process...

"Rock Face"

46" x 50" acrylic on linen canvas This summer we've been hiking almost every day. These rocks are on Blue Hill Reservation outside Boston. I made changes from the photo I started with. I raised the horizon and brought the rocks down to the bottom of the canvas. I make the refinements in my studio because the outdoor light is so bright.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


"Cut Flags" in process=
"Cut Flags" 18" x 23" silkscreen print - edition size of 95.
I don't do screen printing anymore but I still have some images from when I was printing full time. I had to stop screen printing because of the toxic fumes. Even with a double face mask filter system the solvents made my nose run. I did all the printing by hand using oil-based inks on Arches 88 rag paper. I'd enjoyed the challenge of color separation the process requires. It would take me a month to finish one image. Paintings take me a month but with prints I'd have lots of copies. The first step was always watercolors. Next, I'd select the one I thought would be the best as a multiple. In other words, have mass appeal. I'd cut stencils in the evening, adhere them to the screen in the morning and mix-up the colors. The afternoons were for the actual printing. It was a steady rhythm of work.