Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Long Pose Workshop

I will be doing a long pose figurative workshop on January 8, 9 and 10 in the studio. Students will draw one pose for 9 hours and we will work on value, tone, proportion, anatomy, structure and composition. Particular attention will be paid to putting down consistent areas of light and shade within the figure.
I have been doing some long figurative paintings with a concentration on the draped figure. Here is a recent effort.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Private Island Workshop

Last weekend I taught a four day painting course out on a private island here off the coast of Mount Desert Island. It was like returning to the 1940's as the house has not changed and the island is pristine and magical. We did have some rain but we built a big fire inside and our model lounged by it's warmth as we painted. Here are a few pics from our days out there. I will be doing it next year so stay tuned.
 Working on a student's painting.
 Set up inside on a rainy day. Exercise...doing a poster painting with a palette knife.

 Showing a technique on a student's painting
 Have to have an eagle eye! This companion settled on the rocks by the dock.
 On the porch at lunch and my model taking a break.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Summer Work

Lately, I've been out painting in Bass Harbor in early morning and late evening. In the evening, I head out to the Swans Island Ferry Terminal after the last ferry has departed. It might just be my favorite painting spot at present. These two paintings are views from either side of the pier and the weather changes daily. The first night there was a beautiful fog bank lighting up a boat yard. I love the way white looks in the fog. The second painting is one looking back over the old cannery pier in Bass Harbor off to the mountains of Acadia. A storm was moving in later that evening and you could feel the shift. The air stills and the light in the sky has an ethereal glow.

Sunday, May 12, 2013


David Little has published a book titled, "The Art of Katahdin".
My painting, "Spring Comes to Katahdin" was selected for the cover.

This painting is presently in the collection of Colorado Mesa University.
This summer I will be participating in three shows with works of Katahdin as the theme.
Here are some of my paintings that will be on display. These were done on a frozen trip to Katahdin in February.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Long Pose Workshop

I will be teaching a workshop at the studio on Sunday, February 10 from noon to four.