Solomons, Maryland Outdoor Painting Event

  I did two plein air competitions in the summer of 2014. One, in Castine Maine, which  I wrote about previously. The second one was in Solomons, Maryland, which is an appealing town on the Chesapeake Bay in Southern Maryland. It had a little bit the feeling of my area in Maine – a seasideContinue reading “Solomons, Maryland Outdoor Painting Event”

Castine, Maine Outdoor Painting Event

Here is an overdue post.  But perhaps with spring only 3 weeks away, thoughts of summer are now  becoming more realistic. This was a wonderful painting event that I did in July of 2014,  in a gorgeous town just a few hour drive from my home in Rockland, Maine. Castine is quite an interesting placeContinue reading “Castine, Maine Outdoor Painting Event”

Little Deer Isle, Maine, 6 x 6 in.(sold)

I needed a cook stove. And I found an incredible deal, except it was about a two hour drive away from my house on Maine’s  Blue Hill Peninsula. But it is such a beautiful place to paint, that I figured I could get a sketch out of the deal, too. And I was right! ThisContinue reading “Little Deer Isle, Maine, 6 x 6 in.(sold)”

A Visit To Toledo’s Museum Of Fine Arts

While I have been working in The Toledo area,  I visited the Toledo Museum of Fine Arts several times. Located in Toledo’s  Old West End,a crumbling and beautiful historic neighborhood, the museum surprises with a well curated and friendly atmosphere. They have a great collection of historic  paintings as well as a modern building withContinue reading “A Visit To Toledo’s Museum Of Fine Arts”

Church Mural Re-Creation: Felix Lieftuchter, St. Aloysius, Bowling Green, Ohio

In Early 2014 I had the privilege to be called up to work on the recreation of a church mural at St. Aloysius church in Bowling Green, Ohio, The muralist is Felix Lieftuchter (b. Cincinnati, OH. 1883). My job is as an in-painter, which is generally the only thing I do on these restoration projects.Continue reading “Church Mural Re-Creation: Felix Lieftuchter, St. Aloysius, Bowling Green, Ohio”

Felix Lieftuchter, Muralist, Biography

Felix Bernard Lieftuchter was an artist who was born in Cincinnati in  on Oct. 29, 1882. He produced at least six major church decorations, worked with mosaics and engaged in portraiture. In 2014, I worked on a restoration of his work in an Ohio church, and you can see more about that in this blogContinue reading “Felix Lieftuchter, Muralist, Biography”