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 are quite a few local artists, but also many other artists come to paint, Continue reading “Breathtaking Views for Painting in Stonington, Maine”
Here’s a selection of Nocturne paintings that I painted in early 2017…
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 very quite. And of course the light doesn’t change! Often I go back theContinue reading “Nocturne Paintings From the Summer of 2016”
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 or sell at fixed price paintings starting at $90. Click here to see.
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”
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”
Here is a sketch I did for my friends who I visited in SW France in July 2013.
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 Minerva. It is a statue designed by the Baroque era sculptor Gian Lorenzo BerniniContinue reading “Pulcino Della Minerva (Bernini”s Elephant), Roma, 10 x 8 in., Oil”
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, a small Swedish church dedicated to Saint Bridget of Sweden, who travelled to Rome inContinue reading “Chiesa di Santa Brigida, Oil, 8×10 in.(Sold)”