Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Columbus Day 2016


Well I thought that I had to start a new blog as I couldn't access this one, but thanks
to a good friend who is considerably more computer savvy than I, I'm back on and 
ready to share some new paintings.
Remember last fall, one of those gloriously bright days?  
This is my take on it. 




Friday, September 9, 2016

Yesteryear South Road 1934

Back when the Town of Westhampton had only what one would now call 
small trucks to plow, many roads drifted in and those trucks were unable to 
get through those wind-packed roads. 
So, our forefathers took shovel in hand and volunteered to
 open up the roads.  This painting shows who we believe to be Will Fiske, 
Walter Witherill, "Papa" Church, Robert Church, and Mr. Hickey and one unknown.

"Just Saying"

It's hard to get a hard working, handsome man to sit for a
 conversation, never mind to pose for a painting. 
 You just might get a look, such as this one.  Just saying.

A Smile

So, I've been very fortunate to take 2 classes with portrait artist, Paul Leveille.  I can't express how exciting it is to start with a snapshop and then develop a portrait that not only looks like the person but shows that individual's personality.  No names, but I do appreciate this friend sharing his wonderful smile.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Farmer from County Kerry

Donal Corkery, owner of Quininchaquin Farm in County Kerry.
 A very gracious host and owner of a amazing property.
11x14 Pastel

Padraig's Flock

So, in the early spring a shepard bring his flock in so that they can be dipped for  ticks and other bugs and probably treated for parasites.  More than most of us want to know about those fuzzy, cute sheep, but necessary  Perhaps they even get shorn at the same time. Then it's out to pasture and all that green lushness for the summer.       11x14 Pastel

Proud and in Charge

I never realized that ram's horns had so many colors in them.  
As with all of nature there are always hidden surprises that
excite and delight ---- if we just take the time to really observe
and absorb.
9x12  Pastel