Friday, December 29, 2017


On The Way to Meadow Croft
4x6 gouache on crescent board
Although this isn't the painting sold, can't seem to find
the photo.  But it was basically the same idea.
Fire Island Fishermen
6x12 on mdf board
Fire Island plein air 8x10
Acrylic on canvas panel
Caleb Smith Fall
8x10 oil on canvas panel

It was a wonderful surprise to have sold these four paintings. A great way to end the year
I look forward to the new year and wishing all of you a  Healthy Happy New Year.
Happy Painting everyone.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Cordwood in the snow

Went to Cordwood Park on Sunday.  Too cold to paint outdoors.  Took some photos and sketched.  Did these sketches from my photos.  Playing with composition and color , studies for an oil painting.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


5x7 oil on canvas panel

I am experimenting with color.  Originally this was from a photo of the Sayville Marsh after the snowstorm.
It's one of my favorite places to paint on location and from photos.  So hence the name Imagination.
Happy painting everyone.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Bayport/ Bluepoint Library my art exhibit

That time of year when my work goes on display for the
month of December.  

The library is perfect for displaying my work.  It has the gallery
in the main hall entrance where people can see the work.
Everyone is so kind and it is always wonderful get feedback about
my work.

This year I had a variety of sizes.  Generally I work small
when doing plein air.  But it's alway nice to show my larger pieces.

I also like the odd formats, the atmospheric look of the sky is one
of my favorite subjects to paint. 

These two larger pieces were done a few years ago, I don't show the
that often.  Thought they needed an airing.

The tea pot is one of my favorites, it was done last year when I took
on the 30 day challenge.
The larger piece is a 18x24 of Sayville marsh, another favorite place
to paint on location

The smaller pieces, the smallest one on the bottom is a watercolor
that took the longest to paint.  Using the old masters technique of
coating the paper with a gloss medium allowing the erasable surface
of the paper. It took forever to paint. 

This was of Hoyt Farm on the Island.  Loved the mud and frozen
puddle , wanted to capture that on canvas.

The LeCluse case is always a treat.  So many people pass by and are so king with there compliments.
It is such a busy time of the year.  The hustle and bustle of the holidays upon us.  My grand daughter will be  over this week to do our traditional holiday cookies.  To all my blogger friends happy painting.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Smithtown Barn Plein Air

Started this painting on location continued to work on it at home.  A bit more to be done. One of may favorite places to paint.  Happy painting everyone.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sayville Marsh
After the storm, 5x7 oil on canvas

Yesterday , I spent the day going through my photos from last year.  Perfect time to do some snow paintings. This is just a little experiment.  Happy  Sunday everyone.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Short Beach plein air

After being in , nursing a cold all week, need some fresh air.
Mike, Monet and I went to short beach, one of my favorite places to paint.
Didn't want to stay out too long. So I just did an hour oil sketch.  It was great being out.
Caleb Smith Park
8x10 oil

I painted this 8x10 last Saturday morning before I went to the the emergency room, with some back and side paint
I was there all night while they ran test.  Thank God, it was just an urinary tract infection. It took most of the week to get back and then phase 2 a cold.  It seems everyone is getting the seasonal cold.
Stay well my fellow bloggers.  Happy Painting.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Sayville Marsh Sold

Trying  to add to this post.  I had a lovely surprise. Today, I got the news that this painting.  Sayville Marsh was sold at the Port Jefferson Center.  It was an art exhibit by the group NSAG.  It was an honor for me to participate with such gifted artist. Happy painting everyone.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Day at the BB & GG Pumpkin Patch

People and little child picking pumpkins

6x8 oil sketch on canvas panel

My set up on location

Me cleaning brushes

And there they are my painting pals, Mike and Monet.
The little guy can hardly be seen in front of my cart.

We were lucky enough to have gorgeous weather on Monday.  Mike and I took advantage of being out . A little painting and fresh air is great.  Happy painting everyone./

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Atmosphere at the bluff

18x24 oil on board

Another recent painting I worked on this past month.  I love doing atmospheric paintings. This was done in the studio. Not posting on my blog has been something that I am trying to change.  Today I will get to see my good friend Hilda.  We are picking up our work from the Conklin House.  It is a yearly event we both take part in and we enjoy seeing one another. I will try to visit most of you, there has been so  many blogs that I look forward seeing. 

Sunday Morning post

8x10 oil sketch on canvas

East Setauket Bridge

Lone Wolf

a sketch in gouache
Well once again I find myself painting without my painting friends.  Life is funny in a way, it is constantly changing.  My painting pals had some health issues or just would rather paint in the studio.  So it is Mike, Monet and me.  I thank God they are with me.  Happy painting everyone.  I am off to the 8am mass this morning. Enjoy you Sunday.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Golden Marsh

Golden Marsh

 Painted this on location but had to finish in the studio.  Trying to post from my tablet.  All these devices I have are driving me crazy.  I should just stick to painting. 
Happy Painting  everyone.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fire Island

Plain air at the Fire Island Lighthouse
Our group went to the Fire Island Lighthouse for a plein air event.  This is one of mine.  8x10 acrylic.  Kept it simple.  It's called From A Distance.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Oils on paper

Oil on Hulie paper

During the summer I wanted to try the French Hulie paper .  It was just axperiment and love it, just  a 2x2 . I will do a larger piece at some point.  Posting from my new iPad Pro.  Happy painting everyone.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 A work in progress.  The Barn.  Will try to find the completed painting.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Last Days of August

Sunken Meadow a study of rocks in casein
Worked from a photo taken at Sunken Meadow

gouache and casein

A study in casein and gouache

Again, casein and gouache

casein study from a photo at the Dahlia

working on location , casein set up, a James Gurney
pochade, the Mike made for me

Started the Dahlia's but didn't finish

Did the study, 8x10 acrylic on canvas panel

Sometimes if feels that I haven't worked on my art enough. The days go by so quickly and I really hate
wasting the beautiful days we've been blessed with recently.  That is why it helps to post on either face book  or my blog.
It's nothing more than an art diary.  But gotta, face book is getting too many post on politics.  Enough is enough.

So now I think maybe blogging and instagram my be better. So fellow artist, these photos are just my way of recording how I  spent the last few weeks of August.  I do hope all of you are enjoying your days as well.  Happy Painty everyone