Category Archives: Paintings

My Biggest Fan Visits at the GSAA Spring Show

My Grandson watches me paint at the last Greater Salem Artists spring show. This is a painting of a fantastic Beech Tree in our neighborhood. I am also doing a graphite pencil on paper of this subject. art show april 2014

My display of some of my paintings. I had four of my most popular paintings made into 500 piece puzzles. These puzzles are a great hit with the crowd. My matching blank note cards are also good sellers. Check out a link for Piece Time Puzzles for more information on these show april 2014 (2)

This painting of the Grape Islands, Lake Massabeic, NH was completed with just a pallet knife. art show april 2014 (3)

My Painting of Hairy Woodpeckers

We have had a pair of Hairy Woodpeckers at our feeder all winter. For this work, a heavy coat of modeling paste was brushed on a 9 X 12 canvas. A light wash of Burnt Sienna followed by a light scraping with a pallet knife produced a nice background. The painting was completed with a  # 14, round brush.

When Sally Met HairyWhen Hairy Met Sally

(Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus L)

Acrylic on panel, 9 X 12, 2014.

My First Painting of 2014

My first painting of 2014. This work was done on a panel with two thick coats of acrylic modeling paste applied with a pallet knife. I used a 3″ short nap roller to lay in the sky, water and basic tree shapes. The painting was completed using no brushes, only a pallet knife and tooth pick. I like the rough surface texture and will experiment with this process over the next group of paintings.

Grape Islands, Lake Massibisic, NHGrape Islands,Lake Massabesic, NH. 2014. 20 X16 inches.

2013 in review

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Latest Painting Ready for Spring Art Show

I  completed the painting below in time for the Greater Salem Artist association Spring Fling art show and sale. I found the white washed beams in a barn at a local winery and used this as a starting point for the painting. The work is acrylic on Masonite panel and 18 X 32 inches. This painting will be placed in the judging at the show.37 Ears 77 framed

My First Painting of 2013 Completed

This is my first painting of 2013.

130 Searls Castle Entrance

Searl’s Castle Entrance, Windham, NH.

20 X 16

Acrylic on canvas


Second Try at Butternuts Painting

I tried another painting of the butternut squash. I flipped the drawing and added a dark green tablecloth.  You can see the first painting in the post below.

Butternuts #2, 2012

Acrylic on canvas board

14 X 11

A Quick Study of Butternut Squash

I completed a quick study of two butternut squash this week. This will be a raffle in an upcoming art show. It’s 11 X 14, acrylic on canvas board.

Senior Students Complete Two More Works

Students create two more works.

Armand B., August 2012.

Marc P., August, 2012.

Searles Castle Entrance Completed

Searles Castle Entrance has been completed. I’m trying a few landscapes, and I’m on schedule to comple one painting a month. This road is near the previous painting of the Searles Castle Stone Arch.