Sunday, December 28, 2008

Colour, Obsession, Joy and Torment (New book)

I'm proud to have a page in the beautiful new Daily Painters book colour, obsession, joy and torment. Priced at $39, the 165 page book is 8" x 10" and features over 500 images by 146 artists from around the world.

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Max sketch

This is a sketch I did for a painting of Max that I hope to finish before's a gift for's charcoal on a piece of gessoed and sanded wood. I don't want to rush it so we'll see what happens. I'm going to start an under painting right over this drawing and then lay some color down when it dries.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Down East

I titled this painting, "Down East" because it reminds me of the Great state of Maine. More specifically, the wonderfully gritty and earthy, blue-collar, hard-working, sea-fairing Maine. The mud, the fog, the muddy-water stain on the side of the boat, the seaweed hanging from the rope, the tattered buoy and overall weathered's all in there..wonderfully-gritty Maine.

This is a larger painting for me these days, it's 18x24" and painted on canvas. My tribute to the Pine Tree state deserved a grander scale. If you read this blog, you'll note that this is a larger version of a small study I did in September called "Muddy Cove Dory".

This new version was part of my recent open studio art show at The Button Factory. Fun weekend with a nice fix of friends, family and art. I met a lot of people and I am extremely grateful for all of your nice comments and kind words.

I'll post some of the other paintings from the show this week. thank you for looking. All the best,

"Down East" Framed (18x24")