Thursday, April 30, 2009

Rockport Harbor I

Pastel on textured surface, 8x10 image, 14x16 framed

I finished up two pieces today that I had started on a trip to Camden last month. This is a view of Rockport Harbor, Maine, former home of Andre the Seal. The painting is done on a surface that I prepare with a texture of pumice. I'm loving the new look of this surface. For more information see the landscape page.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ebb Tide

Pastel on prepared board, 5x5 image, matted to 11x14

I just returned from an art filled trip to New York City where I spent some time at MOMA and the Art Students League. There is a wonderful show at MOMA "Tangled Alphabets" if you have a chance to go in and see it. This painting was completed on one of my painting excursions to Boothbay Harbor before I left. For more information click on the Five By Five page of this blog.

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Art District

Allen and Priscilla Bunker of the Art District by allen david Gallery, Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

I took some paintings to the Art District in Boothbay Harbor today. Over the winter Allen and Priscilla have transformed 15 Townsend Ave into a fabulous and welcoming gallery. Many well known national and regional artists will be represented there and I am very honored to have my work included in the gallery. If you are in the area you must stop in. The gallery will be open weekends until Memorial Day and daily after that until October. It is so exciting that the Art District, after a long winter, is now open.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Pastel on textured surface, 5x7

This is a pretty subtle painting but I think it shows up fairly well here. I'm having fun playing with the textured surfaces which I create with pumice medium and then use as a base for the pastel. For more information on this painting click on the landscape portfolio link.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Edge of Light

Pastel on prepared board, 5x5

I've been traveling and not able to post these paintings as I had planned. So NOW I'll get them posted in the next few days before we take off again. This piece was painted in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. You can see it at the Art District by allen david Gallery in Boothbay Harbor which will be open weekends now until Memorial Day, open daily after that. For more information on the painting click on the landscape portfolio page.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ocean Point # I

Pastel on Wallis, 6x8 image, 12x14 framed

I must say I haven't posted anything for quite awhile. But I have an excuse. I've been framing and matting and framing and matting. Not my favorite activity but the reward is I have several new pieces to post over the next couple of days. I titled this piece Ocean Point #1 because I know I am going to be painting a lot more at Ocean Point (near Boothbay Harbor) this year which will eventually produce a series. This piece was painted a couple of weeks ago and it was just such a wonderful day at the water's edge. More information on this painting if you click on the landscape portfolio.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Meditation on the Landscape I

Pastel on handmade paper, 5 x 5 image, matted to 11x14 or 12x12

Here's the 3rd meditation piece. This is a continuation of the post from yesterday. You can see more information on the color field portfolio page.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Meditation on the Landscape II and III

I just posted two meditation pieces on the color field portfolio page. These are something I've had in mind for awhile and I finally got 3 of them finished. (2 are on the portfolio page, 1 more will be posted tomorrow). They are done on handmade paper which gives them a lot of texture. There's not a lot of detail but I think they are interesting statements on the landscape. They remind me of my "Midsummer Night's Dream" paper pulp series (see the paper pulp portfolio). I thought of a lot of titles for these paintings: Variations on, Reflections on, Dreams of, maybe even "breaking all the rules". I decided on Meditations. If you have an opinion register your comment at the bottom of today's blog. I'd love to hear it.

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