Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tea Time

On a cold winter day one thinks of the warm mornings when breakfast on the patio is a real treat.  This 9 X 12 oil on canvas board reminds me of those times. The pleasures of tea or coffee on those mornings is special.  With this painting I have caught up again with my blog posts..........I look forward to posting a few new works that I am currently working on.

Flowers in a Red Vase

This piece is an 8 X 10 oil on canvas and is more impressionistic than many of my art pieces.  Always trying new things and learning with each piece produced.....making art is a fascinating journey.

Abstract #1

This piece was done with a technique called webbing in an abstract format.  What do you see in this piece?
Doing any kind of an abstract piece is a departure from my usual subjects.  I like to experiment with new approaches to art but it doesn't come easily for me as more of a traditionalist when it comes to subject matter.

Winter Blue

As frequent visitors to my bird feeder I am always excited to see either a blue jay or cardinal.  The blue jay always announces himself by a rather loud voice or call.  Being larger than most winter birds at the feeder they are often bullies to the smaller birds and can empty a feeder in short order.  They are some of the colors that to me say spring will soon be here. This painting is also available through my studio.

The Wine Maker

Inspired by a recent trip though the wine country and vineyards of Provence in France, in this 8X10 oil on canvas I tried to capture the storage room of an old vineyard.  In wine cooperatives the wine is often stored in very large barrels, sometimes before transfer to smaller barrels for longer term storage. Trips to these cave like rooms always involves wonderful local wine tastings.

True Love

There is a very special bond between a young boy and his dog.  Having felt this as a boy myself I was inspired to create this 8 X 10 oil on canvas board.  There are few times in life when such unconditional love is given and thus the title "True Love".  This painting is also available through my studio.

Hunters

My dad was an avid hunter and every fall during Pheasant season he and my English Setter "Sunset Queen" or "Queenie" for short would be out hunting pheasants and invariably after my mom dressed them out we had a great feast of pheasant.  The ring neck pheasants are now largely gone from my landscape sadly and whether it is due to a virus that affected the population or loss of habitat I am not sure.  It seems that they have been replaced by an abundant population of wild turkeys in Massachusetts.  This 8 X !0 oil on canvas board is available through my studio at Western Avenue.