Saturday, May 31, 2008

Coast of Maine, lupins

Staying on the beautiful coast of Maine, with a wonderful group of artists, today the weather was not the best for Plein air painting, with access to a working studio next to the Hotel Pemaquid ,I was able to paint a scene from memory from the day before. Hopefully tomorrow the weather will be better .
This is a pastel painting 6x8 email me if interested

Friday, May 30, 2008

Plein air sketch from Pemaquid sold Like I said ,I was coming to Maine to paint a lighthouse, so here it is!
Having a wonderful time with a great group of artists from all over New England.
More to come tomorrow.
This is from my sketchbook .
Spanish moss miniature from HHI Leaving this morning to go paint a Maine lighthouse.

miniature 2,5x3,5 email me if interested ,
not sure if I will have Internet access for the next few days?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sketch #2 Sold

While working on some other project ,I am posting a few sketches they would make an excellent assemble of small works they are 3x5 watercolors , I will have another one tomorrow , in the same family of colors. Email me if interested very reasonable price ,

my work is original and copyrighted

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

"Quick study of a tree" sold
My week end was so filled with family, cook out , yard work, trimming trees , cutting trees and not much painting , I have a few show piece started for the pastel show of new Hampshire, I must finish this week ,before I go to a week end painting retreat at a lighthouse in Maine , my week will go so fast, today it was very hot and humid and not used to this.
3x5 waterclor email me if interested

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Honor our Veterans I posted this one last year at the same time , yes we should honor our Veterans , I am married to one and have two sons who are Veterans also . To all Veterans have a great day !
If you are interested in this painting please email me
3x5 oil on paper

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Want to go sailing? copyrighted 2008

I am late posting today, I normally do it at night , but was too tired last night after a long day of working on the gallery , clean up time !
I decided to post this sail boat , it was painted in Plein air in the small town of Eastport , I just sat on a bench there in the Marina with my pad on my lap and painted this watercolor ,no retouch , totally alla prima .
it's a 9x12 watercolor , it would make a nice Father's day present . email me if interested , I will put a mat on it . $100.00 that is a bargain !

Thursday, May 22, 2008

La Grande Maison , copyrighted 2008

The month of May is going so fast , the long Memorial week end is the start of Summer for many , but I can feel the crunch of the gas prices already, I am wondering if many tourists will head up to Maine where I paint and sell my work, for the collector who does not want to spend on gas , just shop right here , we are always looking for new custumers . always take commission work , your home ,your cottage , your dog , the memory of a scene that means a lot to you .

just email me ,
This is 8x10 watercolor sold

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Spring in France, copyrighted 2008
A funny thing happened today , I woke up with my cell phone alarm thinking ,I better get up and hurry up to meet my walking friends with the dogs , I get ready, go to the cemetery and start walking the loops in this beautiful place perfect for walking , we usually meet at 7 AM , I do a few loops and my cell phone goes off again , I looked and it said 6AM , how could it be? I wake up at 6 , thinking my phone was off ,then I looked at the church steeple and yes it was 6AM , what happen the first time I was dreaming that my phone was ringing so I actually got up at 5 AM . So
I went back home and had more coffee, and later met my friends at the right time . The dogs were happy to have two walks this morning ,and we had a good laugh .
Watercolor 5x7 , email me

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Coming back from market, copyrighted 2008
Back home and back to work , I decided to work on more of my French series . I used to go at this time every year ,but I am skipping this year due to other family obligations ,I do have a lot of pictures I took for reference after the many trips I made in the area ,which is the Sologne region in center France.
today I also planted nine tomato plants in my garden , hope they will give a lot of fruits, nothing is better than fresh tomatoes.
My friend Max the beagle is over for a few days , sure to keep me busy with Clancy.
watercolor 5x7 ,email me if interested

Monday, May 19, 2008

A friend at the lake, copyrighted 2008

Back from a few days in Maine, did not have much time to paint except for this little guy,
I used to give classes every day in my studio and every year my students used to enter the Duck stamp contest , every States has one , it was a lot of fun for them , they became very competitive , many of my students used to get top prizes for this , The awards was given at the State House in Boston , a real honor! this duck really reminded me of the many years we did this .
3x5 watercolor , email me if interested

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sketch, morning tea at the pond
At the pond for a few days, lots to clean after a long Maine winter. Just had time for a quick sketch today, the scene was in front of me this morning while having tea,
5x5 sketch in watercolor,
Commissions always welcome , just email me ,

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Time for tea , copyrighted 2008
I don't know where my day went today, but it went fast and not much time to paint , I did take a ride in a country road near by , where I took lots of photos of some Canada geese on a pond , must of been 30 of them , a couple of them had a fight in the water , it was interesting to see.
The fruit trees are just beautiful everywhere , but today we didn't have the sun so I held back on a few shots.
Today I am posting one of my gallery painting , it has been in a few shows ,
it's a pastel of my daughter's tea pot and a tablecloth my mother embroidered and peonies from my garden .
11x14 pastel on panel framed with a gold /silver frame , email if you are interested

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Spring bloom, copyrighted 2008 sold Today I met with my usual art friends for breakfast , always nice to see them and discuss art related things, what show is coming up ?what outdoor show is next? when are we getting together and paint? did you see this on the Internet ? just a few things we talk about during our weekly meeting, some of us have done this for the last 20 years.
This is one of my Spring bloom flower from my last painting , but I focused on one flower in watercolor with a more details approached , this is the flower that was next to the bird on the last painting .
5x5 watercolor email me if interested

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Spring still life #2 copyrighted2008

Got up early to walk Clancy , and on to paint another of my spring still life , looked at a different design , when you set up a still life , it is fun to approach it a different way, I probably could paint 4 or 5 paintings with just one set up. I must paint these spring flowers now while they are in abundance and i am exited about doing them , I love the season and it dictate what I am going to do.
6x12 oil on canvas, $150.00 email me if interested

Monday, May 12, 2008

Spring still life, copyrighted 2008

I watched a great movie last night , "The Impressionists ",true story of the French impressionists Monet, Manet, Renoir ,Degas and more, they paved the way for us with struggles , and the same struggles goes on today , must people think all we do is paint and have fun , a lot of work , for little money. We got it from Netflix ,two movies ,very good!
This is a pastel of my favorite dogwood flowers and the rooster pitcher that was my mothers .
11x14 pastel , $ 275.00 , would look nice in a kitchen . email me

Sunday, May 11, 2008

A touch of Spring sold

Mother's day today! I had a wonderful one with my family , my daughter in law cooked a delicious meal , the weather was perfect ,what more could you ask!
here is another Spring still life with a flower from my garden .
8x10 alla prima oil on linen , email me if you are interested

Friday, May 09, 2008

Blue bird and bloom , copyrighted 2008
This is the season to paint the beautiful bloom of all the different fruit trees that have open this week , the gallery is full of arrangement that I am trying to capture before they dye ,
This is oil on linen 9x12 , would make a nice Mother's day present for someone . I would frame it free with a nice gold frame , email me

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Apple Butter I came back to a very busy day, Art meetings all day, and a friend doing a demo tonight,
I am not writing much, too tired!
but here is one of my latest still life ,
8x8, oil on canvas $200.00 email me if interested

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Crab apple flowers Back home after a long trip , a wonderful trip it was , to see Spring so beautiful , and being with the family. I painted these flowers from my son's tree yesterday.
5x7 watercolor ,

Monday, May 05, 2008

Sketch of historic Hager house in Spring
Time to get home , tomorrow we will be driving all day to get back to Massachusetts,I have taken lots of reference photos and sketches to paint from , we had a nice time with the family.
my post are from my sketchbook.
8x10 watercolor email

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Sketch of Historic house in Hagerstown

Just a sketch today, but took a lot of nice photos of the area ,all the trees are just beautiful , Spring is a beautiful time of year!
watercolor in sketchbook, 8x10
This is my grandson Carson who loves to paint with watercolors ,he will be the next genaration artist , we painted together today.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Maine sky series Sold

pastel 5x5 ,this painting is sold , but i do take commissions
email me for more imformation

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Clouds on the hill , miniature
oil 2,5x3,5 miniature , email me if interested

I will be away from the studio for a few days .
all my paintings are copyrighted , please do not copy.