Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

So Free

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One of my daughters early watercolors.
Such a happy painting!
Watercolor 8.5" h x 11" w

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kid

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I don't know why I called this Kid.
It is based on a dog. Playing with color.
I think the New Year should bring a different approach.�
Watercolor 12" h x 16" w

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

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This painting scares me a little. I don't know where it came from. I was listening to the song Last Christmas. Oh well...Happy Holidays, or as I like to say Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 18, 2009

A Place To Go

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Sometimes one needs a place to go.
I wish I could get the colors to be right on the web...either too dark or too light. The original has a greater range.
Watercolor 9" h x 12" w

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Swan Song

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It's too bad these beautiful birds are killed just because they are not native to the area. Most of the people living there are not native either!
This was painted on a paper that I don't think works very well for the way I paint.
Watercolor 12" h x 16" w

Monday, December 7, 2009

Yard Roses

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Click HERE for the 3 steps I used to paint this.
Is it too early to think of Summer? We just got our first snow 4.6" and I do like the snow. But, I also like the sound of the bees and the Chickadees that inhabit this birdhouse.
A small painting, smaller than I usually do.
Watercolor 4" h x 6" w

Friday, December 4, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

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Mixed feelings
Watercolor 9" h x 12" w

A painting I have to paint


This is a rough painting on velum. I'm exploring how to paint this. Spenser was our dog and had a great life. Maybe I should just paint and let it happen. I have been putting this off long enough.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Boston Harbor Islands 2

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Parts of the harbor islands can take you to a time gone by. When I go there it transports me to a calm and peaceful place. The rangers that live there experience what most don't. They can see the Boston skyline—but it is a world far removed. I wish I had a boat so I could visit anytime.
Watercolor 9" h x 12" w

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Marsh

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Another 2;00 am painting...Go to bed Bill!
Watercolor 9" h x 12" w

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dancer

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What do you see?
Painted around 2:00 am. Watercolor 9" h x 12" w

Monday, November 16, 2009

Airport Travelers

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9" h x 12" w

Hoping

Hoping to get into the Rhode Island Watercolor Society Winter show. I submitted 2 paintings and if 1 gets in, then I can apply for Artist Membership... wish me luck.
My "Snow Cap" painting was selected for the show. Click Here

Also this Sunday, November 22nd, 15th 7-9 pm will be the artist reception for the Zullo Gallery Annual juried show...I will be there. My painting "Lovell's Island" will be shown.
Zullo Art Gallery
456A Main Street
Medfield, MA

Thanks for coming by.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Snow Cap

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Out my side door. No snow yet this year...I know it's coming!
14" h x 10" w

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ipswich, MA

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Cox Reservation, Ipswich, MA Watercolor--140# Acid Free Cold Press Watercolor Paper.
10" h x 14" w

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Holiday Shows

Holidays are approaching. Six paintings need to get done for next month. I haven't even thought about what to do yet...yikes.

New Show

One of my paintings was selected for a show.
Zullo Gallery's 15th Annual Juried Exhibition
November 14-January 10
456A Main Street
Medfield, MA
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Friday, October 23, 2009

Phantom Farm, RI

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Some fun needed. Phantom Farm, Cumberland, RI. Watercolor--140# Acid Free Cold Press Watercolor Paper.
10" h x 13" w

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Blackstone River, RI

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Painted for the most part on location. Watercolor--140# Acid Free Cold Press Watercolor Paper.
10" h x 14" w

San Fran Roof Tops

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Roof Tops. A challenge painting for DSFDF Watercolor--140# Acid Free Cold Press Watercolor Paper.
14" h x 10" w

Monday, October 19, 2009

Prints

I added a link to the right for some prints. LINK. I think the best option is --Matte Print UV. These prints have non fade inks (100+ years) and the quality is excellent.
I'll have some paintings posted soon.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Painting outside

To me painting outside is tough and I have to work on it. I had two days painting outside with a group from the RIWS. The first day was cloudy and cool and I almost fell into the river. Followed by a sunny day at an apple orchard and still had slow paper drying. These will have to be converted to studio paintings, Another show is coming up—"Winter Wonderland" and don't want to miss it.

Monday, October 5, 2009

RIWS National Juried Show

The Rhode Island Watercolor Society's National Juried Show is underway—October 4-29.
One of my painting made it into the show. Painting link click here.
Just getting over cold/flu?? I had no energy for over a week. I now feel like I can start painting again.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thoughts

My pallette is drying out. Not really because I am using Holbein paint. :)
As you know, I do Graphic Design and it is either feast or famine. Lately the flood gates opened and have taken a lot of my time--it helps pay the bills. These gates will close, as they always do and that will give me more time to paint. I think it's time to decide what is important.

Monday, September 7, 2009

New show

I recently joined the ALL, Arts League of Lowell, MA. The current show has two of my paintings.
If you are in the area, please visit my friend Steve who owns and runs Van Gogh's Gear art supply store.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Exploring


Exploring a possible new painting of Lovells Island, Boston Harbor. This is a nice place if your enjoy walking the beach. The building was used to store oil for the navigational lights... it's slowly vanishing.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Grand Canyon1

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Grand Canyon from the Glen Canyon Dam. The walls are 700' at this point. Watercolor--140# Acid Free Cold Press Watercolor Paper.
10" h x 13.5" w

Sunday, August 9, 2009

San Francisco Street

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Watercolor--140# Acid Free Cold Press Watercolor Paper.
15.5" h x 7" w

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Work Is Done

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When you leave the Navy, it is kind of surreal. All your work ends, but the ship goes on ...gives you an empty feeling.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Art Show

I submitted 3 watercolor paintings to the juried art show at "Amazing Things", Framingham, MA. All three were accepted and this one received an Honorable Mention Ribbon.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Mystic Seaport

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11.5" h x 15" w

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Mystic Seaport CT

Now I think I have all the elements in this painting that I want, So far things are going ok. Not too late to ruin it. I have to decide how far I want to take this. There is a show coming up and it would be nice to include this. Time to refine all this...pull it together. :)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Rhode Island Watercolor Society

I just joined the Rhode Island Watercolor Society. This Sunday starts their current juried watercolor show. I submitted 3 paintings and 2 were juried into the show.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Visits

I love having visits from all over ther world. And, the world seems smaller all the time. Please say hello when you visit, I would really enjoy it and I will respond. Thank you so much.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Row Boat

Click Image To View Larger. Watercolor--140# Acid Free Rough Watercolor Paper.
11" h x 10.5" w

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Veggies

Click Image To View Larger. This is a different paper than I usually use. I find it harder to paint on—not as forgiving.
Watercolor--140# Acid Free Watercolor Paper.
11" h x 13" w

Friday, June 12, 2009

Swan Boat, Boston, MA

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Watercolor--140# Acid Free Watercolor Paper.
12" h x 16" w

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Trouble posting to Blogger...

I had a lot of trouble posting here on Blogspot. I just could not get to the login page—Mac's spinning beach ball. I had to go to another computer to post, a real pain. I was trying to figure out what was the problem and then one night, I remembered how bad fonts could/would really mess up your system...hmm. So I went in and shut off all the weird fonts, which I don't use anyway, and it worked! Now I am back in business—for now anyway. You have any problems like this?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More Mystic

Some more layout work for placement of the elements...parts that were covered up or lost while painting. This a black ship and it will present a problem as I go...you think? Also have to get it off the block so I can start another.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Taking it slow.Thinking about where this is going...trying to get the air down first. A very critical step for me, I'm also working on the DSFDF farm scene challenge.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

NY City

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Why the City? I have lived in urban, suburban and rural settings and they all, to me, have plus and minus points.
Watercolor--140# Acid Free Watercolor Paper.
16" h x 12" w

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Diana The Hunter

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Watercolor--140# Acid Free Watercolor Paper.
16" h x 12" w

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Stone Beach, ME

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Watercolor--140# Acid Free Watercolor Paper.
8" h x 12" w
This place is where the New England Aquarium releases seals back to the ocean...not the real name. I changed the scene a lot as I painted it...aristic license. :)
I watched a released seal by these rocks and wondered... it seemed lost...like, where am I. I hope it made it ok!

Spenser

The loss of our pet/family member has effected me more than I imagined it would. I made sure his last days were comfortable and it was extremely hard to take him to the vet. He was having a very hard time and it was for the best. I have been going through tons of photos trying to find something that will show how he was and to capture his spirit. I'll try to show some progress.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spenser, Our Black Lab

My companion of 13 years has gone to the great beyond...I really miss him. I plan to paint a tribute to him for my wife in the coming weeks...stay tuned.

Boston From the Islands

Water Color 23" x 14" on 140# acid free watercolor paper
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My daughter and I have explored these islands...so close and yet so far away. This year we will go again, can't wait. I hope my wife can make it too.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hay

Hardwick, MA
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Watercolor--140# Acid Free Watercolor Paper.
10.25" h x 14" w