Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Downtown Rock Creek

Downtown Rock Creek
A quick pastel on some kind of pastel paper.
I was interested using simple shapes and suggestion and keeping it loose.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

View of Podkoren, Slovenia

6x8'' Oil Paint on canvas board
This month The Virtual Paintout Challenge took us to the beautiful country of Slovenia.I chose to do this mountain scene.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Kittery Side Street, Kittery Maine

Since the snow is one of the highest values in this painting, I chose to keep the colors of the building a bit muted. I was told by Charles Movalli (a painting instructor): "Overstate, understate...never tell the truth."
So I decided to 'understate'.

Friday, January 31, 2014

View From N. Seabreeze Ave. Stonington, Maine

11x14" Oil Paint on Canvas
I have painted a few scenes from on top of this dead end street. It offers wonderful views of this small seacoast town.This is a smaller version that I just completed of a scene that I painted before with some minor revisions.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Seaside Village Maine

12x16 Inches
Oil Paint on Canvas
A dog's eye view of a road and village that leads down to the sea.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Biddeford Maine Street Scene

Oil Paint on Canvas
This is a completed oil painting that I did recently. I painted a smaller version of this scene this past May in watercolor with the intention of painting it in oil. This is the finished version!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Quartiere Venezia,Italia (Venice Neighborhood, Italy)

Quartiere Venezia,Italia
(Venice Neighborhood, Italy)
Acrylic Paint on canvas
9 x 12"
It's been a while since I entered the Virtual Paintout Challenge
This month we travel to Venice, Italy.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Lone Gull Newburyport, MA

This is the second of two paintings that I am entering @ Newburyport Art Association's "8 Cubed" show next week. I painted the same motif a while ago using watercolor, with the intention of someday painting it in oil paint. 

8x8" Oil Paint

Monday, July 29, 2013

D/L Variety Store Stonington, Maine

This is one of the finished oil paintings that I am submitting to the Newburyport Art Association "8 Cubed Show" in August.
8x8" Oil Paint

Sunday, June 9, 2013

D&L Variety Store

D&L Variety Store in Stonington, Maine. I love the old quirky houses in the Stonington area along with it's scenic beauty.

6x6" Watercolor

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Biddeford Maine (Top) Jesus Returns To Heaven On A Harley After Visiting Earth (Bottom)

Biddeford is full of that old town feel. Nice old houses line the hilly streets and the church steeples pop up into the sky all around. As an artist you can find many horizontal as well as vertical elements that can be used in a composition...as well as the dynamic diagonal roof lines!
Jesus returns to heaven on a harley was a pretty random idea, actually I don't know how I got the idea to paint this...or why. After thinking about it I came to realize that if you believe in Jesus and the wonderful things that he did ... well.... why wouldn't he want to ascend back into heaven riding a harley...he can do anything he wants!
Biddeford Maine
4x6" Watercolor

Jesus Returns To Heaven On A Harley After Visiting Earth
6x6" Watercolor

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Rickety Fences Portsmouth, NH

A group of old colonial homes line Maplewood Ave. in Portsmouth...along with some old rickety fences.
6x4" Watercolor

Sunday, May 5, 2013

View of Rollinsford, NH

Every time I pass through Rollinsford I take a photo of this area... so I decided to use this view for a small painting. The different shapes of the buildings draw my attention...as well as my teachers old quote  " One part of the painting does the talking, while the other parts do the listening!"

6x6'' Watercolor

Monday, April 8, 2013

Meeting House Hill From Peirce Island

This is a popular view that I love doing. I copied, well.... actually traced this from an old vine charcoal sketch that I did of this scene of Portsmouth, NH.You can find it somewhere deep down in this blog.
What catches my eye about this scene is the triangle composition of the roof lines, pointing up to the bell tower.This is pretty close to what this scene actually looks like.

6.25 x 7"

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

South Bristol, Maine

This small watercolor was done from a photograph of when I visited Maine a year or two ago. This small fishing town will occasionally have traffic come to a standstill because of a swing bridge located near the telephone pole on the right. The waterway known as "the gut" divides the island (distant house w/ red roof) from the mainland (foreground).I have painted many different views of this town....and many other artists have captured the artistic charm this little town seems to offer.
I was concerned with shapes and color spots against color spots while creating this scene..

Watercolor    6x6"

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Springvale Maine Neighborhood

While waiting for a client today, I had 2 hours to kill....so I pulled out my watercolors and painted this little scene of a Springvale, Maine neighborhood. Actually, my cousin once lived in the blue-green house on the right. I haven't worked with watercolors  for a long while, I would like to get back into that groove.

5 x 7"  Watercolor

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Valparaiso Region, Chile

Top- 6 x 8" Oil Paint on canvas board
Bottom- 8 x 10" Oil Paint on canvas

February Virtual Paintout took us to the Valparaiso Region of Chile...and what  a beautiful region it is.... houses and buildings sit high upon the hills that slope down to the sea.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Isle of Man

                                      Isle of Man  #1  Oil Paint    4x8"
                                     Isle of Man #2 Oil Paint      4x8"

January's Virtual Paintout took us to the Isle of Man, just off the coast of UK. There seems to be a strong resemblance to the Maine landscape in certain parts of the island.. These two scenes were of a coastal town. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Downtown St. Johns, New Brunswick

This is my second submission to Bill Guffey's Virtual Paint Out. Here I was interested mostly with the shapes of the buildings and the shadow shape and light shape of the road. I intentionally left out the vehicles.

6 x 8" Oil paint on canvas board

Power Plant New Brunswick, Canada


I used Google Street Maps to get here. I submitted this painting to this months  Bill Guffey's Virtual Paint Out Challenge. For November we traveled to New Brunswick and some amazing views of this country.
I wanted to keep things simple here with the road leading your eye towards the focal point. The factory, trees and smokestacks acts as a barrier, keeping your eye on the canvas.

6 x 8" Oil Paint on canvas board

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October Sunset, Kingston Pond

This past weekend I decided to re-charge my outdoor painting battery's. The sun was setting when I started this painting so I had to work quickly. Most of the finish work was done by mental notes. I used a limited palette of colors ... and mixed colors together to create the darks ... no black tubes of paint can be found in my studio.

6 x 8" Oil Paint on Canvas

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Old Home Place

It's when your moving you come across stuff that you have forgotten about for years...here is an old painting that I did back in '95 or '96, not sure.
I painted my backyard en plein air...the way I actually saw it. Looking at it now takes me back to those moments.
16 x 20" Oil Paint on canvas

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bayley's Lobster Pound

I painted a smaller version of this scene in watercolor a little while ago and always meant to do it again using oil paint.
Bayley's is located in Pine Point Maine, an area of Scarborough on the coast.
7 x 14" Oil Paint

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

View of Kittery Maine

I was on Peirce Island in Portsmouth, NH on our holiday Monday (Memorial Day) and painted this view of the Piscataqua River and Kittery, Maine.The shadows of the trees slowly crept over the water... the water seemed so blue to me. In the background is the I95 bridge that spans the river. Missing is the Memorial Bridge that spanned the river for about 100 years...it was disassembled earlier this year and sent by barge to Boston to be recycled.
7 x 14 "  Oil Paint on canvas
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Monday, May 14, 2012

View of Portsmouth From Peirce Island

Peirce Island offers many different views of the Portsmouth area... the industrial looking naval yard in Kittery, the rooftops and church steeples of the town, the harbor, the commercial fishing pier, the small islands that dot the water looking SE towards the Wentworth and many people walking their dogs...boats, sailboats,walkers, joggers, bikes, bikers, segways..artists...cool place. 

8 x 10" Oil Paint


Thursday, May 3, 2012

View at North Mill Pond Portsmouth

This view was started as a pencil sketch I did on downtime while at work. Looking northeast at North Mill pond, Market Street, the Portsmouth Port Authority and beyond are the boom cranes, water tower and buildings at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard across the river in Kittery, Maine.
I remember my painting teacher saying::" In a good painting you'll find that one part of it does the talking, and the other part of it does the listening" - Charles Movalli
Here I let the shipyard buildings do the talking!
7 x 14" Oil Paint on canvas

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Portsmouth Rooftops

I started this view of Portsmouth, NH a few weeks ago. I was on Peirce Island with my painting kit and decided to paint this view again...this time plein air. It took two sessions to complete outdoors with the finishing touch ups in the studio. Small painting only 6 x 8"
Oil Paint on panel.


Sunday, March 11, 2012


An abstract concept of "working". This one is similar to an earlier abstract that I painted  a couple of years ago. ("Caught In Something Turning" my blog -May 29, 2010)
20 x 24" $500.00
Oil on  1.5" Gallery Wrap Canvas                        

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Pair of Pears

My third challenge with http://rookiepainter.blogspot.com/...my second still life is still incomplete.
How far do take this painting? All I was after was to get across to the viewer that these two objects are pears. The photo uses very dramatic lighting and a pitch dark background.
7 x 14"  Oil Paint on stretched canvas
$ 100.00

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bull Terrier Pup

This brindle Bull Terrier pup belongs to a client of mine... she would like to have a painting of her!
7 x 14"  Oil paint on stretched canvas

Collection of Desiree
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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Still Life

The two paintings above were done via http://rookiepainter.blogspot.com. I enjoy painting the still life subjects that they offer...it's kind of like going back to art class again...back to the basics ...discipline... and in three weeks there is a new subject!

Still Life With Pendant
20 x 20" Oil Paint on canvas

The Creamer
6 x 6" Oil Paint on gallery wrap canvas

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Creamer

I am working on a small oil painting for the rookiepainter.blogspot.com challenge. These two are the sketches I made on the back side of my work schedule the other day. It was refreshing to do something other than houses and roads for a change!
Pencil on Copy Paper

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mr. Smarts Entry Door

Dan Smart's side entry door overhang got my attention casting a long shadow along the white house. I kept the scene as close to life as possible. Dan's stone lion guards the entrance.
Collection of Dan Smart
6 x 6"  Oil Paint on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Friday, December 2, 2011

Mitternacht Chateau

Here I challenged myself to do a night painting from the Call of Duty:United Offensive map called "Chateau". It's played under a full moon, in the night, when it's dark, somewhere in Germany. The facade of this courtyard view is very, very similar to the chateau featured in the WW2 movie "The Dirty Dozen"...including the car in front of the entrance. It was a challenge working with moonlight and incandescent light as light sources.
6 x 6" Oil Paint on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Check out David Carmack Lewis (in my favorite column) ...great night scenes...and Stephen Magsig "Postcards From Detroit"as well..
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6x6" Oil Paint on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Carentan, Summer 1945

Another view of the town of Carentan, France from the COD game. It has been one year since the battle took place here. The window where the machine gun was has been replaced, and most likely a new family now lives in the building. The bullet-ridden car still remains, perhaps a memorial to the battle that took place in this courtyard.
5 x 7" Oil Paint on Canvas

Monday, November 28, 2011


I spend a lot of time here in the town of Carentan, France....many years in fact... since 2006. I should be painting more and spending less time in the town of Carentan. Carentan is a map. A computer generated scenario of the real town in France that is played out during WW2 in the PC game of Call of Duty : United Offensive. I am part of a clan (team) of players that still keep playing the original game. Players from around the world participate  in the multiplayer mode and we have become friends over the years.Carentan is a very popular map, there are always a few noobs (new persons) hanging around to play. Original weapons of that era are used in the first person shooter. German, and U.S. weapons are most popular. My favorite weapon of choice is the German Kar 98 bolt rifle.
6 x 6"  Oil Paint on Gallery Wrap Canvas