Category Archives: Artwork – in process

New work on paper…



a preview of new work on paper…



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These pieces are painted on paper with pastel. 

Sizes are 30″ x  28″ framed, with the painted surface approximately 16″ x 16″.

More work will be posted on the website under “work on paper” when it is photographed.

(these are my own studio-snaps)



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2009 – Back to Work!



I love the first day/evening back in the studio after the holidays.   I took this shot of the easel tonight, just before stopping for a dinner break.

 It feels great to be back to work…. starting a new year.


Here is a corner detail of the piece, (24″x 24″ on panel), I am working on this evening,                    (easel shot above).

These days I am noticing all of the bits of debris suspended in ice and in the snow.  On my walks with Oli I am mesmerized by the beautiful textures and colors formed in frozen ponds and ice-patches.  Pine needles, broken branches and bits of leaves trapped in the layers of ice form the most beautiful tapestries in blue, rust, turquoise and honey.

I have a few pieces going now, (oil washes and layers built with oil paint and waxy oil bar), and they seem to flow from the “surface tension” series into this new group inspired by the ice… 



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the sounds of amphibious creatures…



Vernal Pool  I  / 2008 / oil on panel  /  16″ x  32″

(sorry this piece has been sold) 

Yesterday I had the nicest studio visit with Rob and Katherine Silvan, (and their beautiful nine month old son).  Katherine absolutely thrilled me with her reaction to this painting. Every once in awhile, someone will say or do something that just knocks me out with happiness.  This was one of those times. Katherine really connected with my boggy experiences, (the moment of inspiration was timed to spring peeper season earlier this year), in and around vernal pools.  To her, this piece was all about amphibious creatures, and she couldn’t help but express herself in the most spontaneous way. I love it when someone looks at one of my paintings and gives me the unexpected gift of an open and unguarded response.  

Thank you Katherine !  



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“Marsh Lands” series… new work on paper


Marsh Lands V  2008 

16″ x 16″, pastel/pencil on paper 


Marsh Lands II  2008

16″ x 16′, pastel/pencil on paper 



Marsh Lands IV  2008

16″ x 16″, pastel/pencil on paper


for more work in this series, please visit “current work on paper” on the web-site




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