Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Highlights magazine finish

I finished this illustration of Pumpkins for "Highlights Hi-Five" magazine for children for the October issue. Great fun, as always to work with this company.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Here is another 6x8" oil painting I'm calling "Patience". This is currently on the wall of The Art House Gallery
on Cape Cod.

It was painted fairly quickly for me..there was a point where I was standing before it with my brush, looking for the next spot to paint and I realized it was done. It's always been hard for me to decide when a painting is complete, I've ruined many by over working them. The great painter William Merritt Chase once said, "It takes two to paint. One to paint, the other to stand by with an axe to kill him before he spoils it."

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Heading Home (Top 'O the Mornin)

I finished this small (6x8") oil painting of a Cod fisherman returning to shore at sunrise. I sent this off to one of the galleries down the Cape with the title "Top 'O the Mornin". If you are familiar with this blog, you know I don't like naming paintings, I'm just not good at it and it always seems like I'm trying too hard. Anyhoot, the gallery owner changed it to "Heading Home"..thankfully. Much better and simple.