Saturday, November 22, 2008

This is an old painting, long ago sold, that I've printed for note cards. Using a few myself in this season of harvest and thanksgiving.

Also, I'd like to invite you to check out these wonderful artists in my very first treasury! Leave some love!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I work with wood too. I made this simple box using only hands and hand-tools.

You can see how it is used by clicking here!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


This is one of many drawings I have of our old cat, Herb. She has since passed from this life, but her memories purr away in the many drawings I have of her. She was always a lazy cat, but as she aged she would be still - in either feline meditation or in sleep - for time on end. This made her a great subject for sketches and quick paintings like the one you'll find listed in my Etsy shop.

And there's a cat of a different kind on my eBay auctions!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Along the Farmington River

My father was a fisherman. He fished for food as well as for enjoyment of the sport. I've never really understood the practice of catch and release ... but it makes for pleasant sketching and paintings that sell well.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I Have Fun

I create little works of Folk Art too, like this piece of whimsy. Unlike my landscapes and still life paintings, this type of work is created from imagination. I smile every time I look at this piece, as I recall the many cats that have graced me with their purring presence.

Cats seem to be in a place of one extreme or another ... either in a playful frenzy or in a too-cool-to-care posture. Either way, it seem that the only way to learn more about these feline extremes is to Follow the Cat!

Follow the Cat is up for grabs at eBay!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

This is another old study I did for a painting that was sold many years back. An old abandoned red barn, covered with winter snow. It was the horseshoe that drew me to this image.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Another farm in Norfork, Connecticut. This one, a rare working dairy farm, near the Blackberry River. This sketch never became a painting, but I was happy with it and kept it in my file for my own pleasure.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Another Barn

A barn with a red roof in July, along a hiking trail in Norfork, Connecticut is the subject. I remember the wild flowers blooming everywhere. That was the appeal. That, and the red roof against the backdrop of Music Mountain.

This sketch was a study for a painting that sold quickly to a gentleman who lived within view of this delightful scene.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Early Winter

I thought you might like to see some of my drawings, so this is the first in a series of several I have to share with you. Some are simply sketches of things around me that I love. Some are done as discipline and practice for the benefit of honing skill and ability. Some are studies for paintings like this one. All are drawn from life (not from photos).

This is a study I did several years ago for a painting that has long since been sold. It was early winter, and the old red Winchester dairy barn was framed nicely against the bare trees and clear sky, dried grasses and lingering wild flowers. The silo, then in a state of deterioration, no longer stands.

A study like this is done so that I may gauge the composition and block in the image in the studio, and then return to the location with my panel laid-out and all ready to start painting. This is especially nice during the chilly seasons.