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Stonington Motif#1, 11x10",oil
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Breathtaking Views for Painting in Stonington, Maine

This past summer (2017)  I got a chance to spend a few days in beautiful Stonington, Maine. Stonington, located on Deer Isle, just off the Blue Hill Peninsula, is  one of the most picturesque spots for painting in the state.  There…
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Nocturne Paintings From the Summer of 2016

The last few years I've started painting many nocturne paintings from life. Which of course means staying up late! Sometimes till 1 or 2 in the morning. These are all paintings from 2016. It's actually a nice time to paint. Usually…
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More Summer Paintings - 2015

  Here is another group of my more successful of plein air paintings done this summer. This small painting above is coming up for auction through my painted Journal"painted postcards" blog, where I auction …
Calvert Marine Museum, 10x11 in. oil on linen
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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…
View of castine Harbor, 6 x 6 in. oil on linen.
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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…
View of Saubrigues, Aquitaine, France, 5 x 8 in., oil on linen
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View of Saubrigues, Aquitaine, France

Here is a sketch I did for my friends who I visited in SW France in July 2013.
Pulcino della Minerva (Berninis Elephant), Roma, 10 x 8 in., Oil
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Pulcino Della Minerva (Bernini"s Elephant), Roma, 10 x 8 in., Oil

I did this cityscape  painting over two days at the Piazza della Minerva in Rome, Italy, one block behind the Pantheon, which you see in the background. This  is one of the most curious monuments of Rome, the so-called Pulcino della…
Michaelangelos Cloister, Terme di Diocleziane (The Baths of Diocletian),Roma, 10 x 8 in, Oil
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Chiesa di Santa Brigida, Oil, 8x10 in.(Sold)

This painting was done on a cool March night on the Piazza Farnese. My biggest audience were the waiters running back and forth to their storeroom and murmuring words of encouragement: "bella, bella!" This is the Chiesa di Santa Brigida,…
Painting in Rome's historic center with Giovanni Ragone and Marco Carloni.
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Meeting Other Landscape Painters or Sketchers When You Travel

By far the best part of my  trip to Italy to paint and learn about the culture,  has been the local painters and fellow artists I met here. How did I find them? Well actually the first thing I did is google "plein air Rome" until I found…
Trajans Column, Rome, 8 x 8 in., Oil
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Trajans Column, Rome, 8 x 8 in., Oil

I did this landscape painting in Rome, Italy on a day painting with a few of my Roman plein air friends. It's near the busiest tourist area, and luckily several good spots for inexpensive espresso and pizza were nearby. Trajan's Column (Italian:…
Michaelangelos Cloister, Terme di Diocleziane (The Baths of Diocletian),Roma, 10 x 8 in, Oil
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Chiostro di Michelangelo, Terme di Diocleziane (The Cloister of Michaelangelo, Baths of Diocletian), Roma, 10 x 8 in, Oil

This was another landscape painting outing with the Sketchcrawl Roma group. Again they had arranged free admission! A couple of us stayed the whole day and then were thrown out by surprised gaurds when they decided to close a little early.…