Sunday, February 24, 2019

Using directions in Helen J. Haberstroh's manual _Painting Portraits of Homes in Pen, Ink, and Watercolor_ (published in 2000 by North Light Books) I fininished a portrait:


Friday, February 15, 2019

The winter scenery has been very colorful this year, with little snow.

 Here are a couple of paintings I started last year, then got back to, when it was warm:

Monday, January 21, 2019

Sketching with little snow on the roads in winter:

Massachusetts had the least snow fall than in any year since records started in 1937-38
 up until January 18. 

Here are a few videos and articles:

August 11, 2018 ArtWalk Concord Oil Painting Demo 2 minute video

January 13, 2017 Concord Carlisle TV interview at Concord Art Association

July 24, 2015:  MetroWest Daily News:

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Several new paintings were in the works in December 2018 (see below):

This first one is called "Escapees."
Escapees, 7x5 oil on linen
Cranberry Sauce in Mason Jar, 7x5 oil on linen

Gang of Five Button Chrysanthemums, 7x5 oil on linen

Sacrifice, 5x7 oil on linen
Three Sisters, 5x7 oil on linen

Friday, November 9, 2018

Wayland Depot 9x12 oil on linen:
As mentioned previously, Wayland Depot was built in 1881, to service the Central Massachusetts Railroad. Its wooden braces and roof beams showing under the extended eaves, are both decorative and structural.
Architectural notes:
It appears that this structure includes some Queen Anne and Stick features; including flared eaves, exposed rafters, patterned wood  (“board and batten") walls, diagonal porch support braces and a raised foundation (see _Field Guide to American Houses_ by Virginia Savage McAlester, 213 ed., pages xvii-xviii, 317, and 334-335). .  According to a neighbor, the Wayland Depot is in the Stick architectural style. 
 I returned over several sessions to work on the below 9x12 sized painting.

Update January 31, 2018
The painting is now finished and dried.