Thursday, September 30, 2021



The start of a new painting! Obviously one can see part of a woodpile here but what about the rest of the painting? Well, I'll reveal more in the next post when I hopefully have worked on other areas of it. Along with some background color, I'm just getting the basic washes down here and trying to get a feel for the painting as I go along. I'll continue with deepening some tones as necessary then finish other bits while adding more detail. For this first pass, I am keeping things light though and will probably tone parts down when I am closer to finishing it.

Thursday, September 23, 2021



We recently came back from a trip down south where I was able to get new reference and do some watercolor painting. We passed through some interesting country and saw I quite a few old tobacco barns along with plenty of farms - hopefully all this will lead to some new paintings.

Both of these sketches were done in my sketchbook along with a few others which I'll post soon. Each painting is about 5" x 7".

Thursday, September 9, 2021



These studies are all around 4" or so and represent some of the more interesting things I have seen during the latter half of 2020 and into 2021 while living on the Eastern Shore. Each day I would try and find something new to study and often this led to various sketches of them - either in graphite or watercolor. Occasionally this work would lead to new ideas for paintings.

As you can see, subjects vary ranging from a late-form Common Buckeye butterfly to a Coopers' Hawk flying overhead at dusk! The shells and mermaid's purse were found during some of the many long walks we took along the beach.