Friday, June 26, 2009

Painting at Weir Farm

I visited Weir Farm on Thursday and did a little sketching. Weir Farm was the home of the artist J. Alden Weir, one of the founders of the American Impressionist movement. It is managed by the National Park Service and felt a bit like stepping back into a painting from the 1800's. They have an artist residency program and I dreamt of spending a month painting the farm, fields and stone walls of historic Connecticut. If you would like to learn more about Weir farm, here is a link:

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Terns on a Sailboat

Soft Pastel 5x7"
I've finished with my 3 large commissioned works! So I'm back to my (almost) daily paintings. This was done from a photo that I took from my kayak. I imagine these little terns would not have posed long enough for me to finish a pastel.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Painting for French Television Show

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It was a beautiful day when the French journalists came to Provincetown to interview me for the travel show, Echappees Belles. I thought that you might like to see a photo of the spot where I painted "Dune Roses" for the crew. The segment is about artists and freedom on Cape Cod. It was a pleasure to meet and work with Virginie and Lucy. Thanks to you both!
If you would like to see more photos click on the link below.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Provincetown Harbor Sketch

Harbor Sketch 6/15/09 around 3:00pm
Soft pastel on Wallis 5x7"
Some folks have been wondering where I have been so I thought I would post this little sketch that I did today while working at The Hammock Shop. The shop is right on the beach in Provincetown so if there aren't many customers, I pull out my little cigar box filled with small pieces of pastels, get out of my hammock and get to work. The wind changed to the north clearing the morning clouds away and creating a beautiful sky.
I haven't been posting my daily paintings because I have been busy with 3 large commissions. They are all nearly finished so I will be out painting on location again soon.
Email me with an offer if you would like this little piece!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

For "Echappees Belles"

"Dune Roses"
Soft Pastel on Wallis 8.5x11.5"
I did this plein air piece today for a French television crew at Herring Cove beach.

Friday, June 05, 2009