Tuesday, July 3, 2018

"Restful Place"

Another scene on an abandoned farm of a friend of mine. They have since sold the property. There are endless possibilities for motifs at this place. No one is usually around either. I particularly like the bush to the left of the building. I like the colors and values. The background trees aren't bad either. Needs some minor touch ups. Thanks for visiting!
"Across the Field"

I pushed the color on this one and had some fun. I stood out in this field on a kind of road through the grass. I like the tree a lot but I need to shrink the house a bit, fix the 'road' leading to it and work on the background a little more. Anyway, it was a fun experience. Thanks for visiting!
"Behind the Shed"

It was a hot and muggy day when I set up in back of this shed. The sun was in and out so it was mostly high overcast. I pushed the color on this one. Needs more work. Thanks for visiting!
"Off in the Distance"

This is known as the Heritage Trail and it goes all through New England. This small section is along the Merrimack river in Bedford, NH. The middle section of the drawing looks like a stream but is actually a walking path. Didn't notice while I was sketching it! Thanks for visiting!
"Church in the Distance"

I sat along the Nashua river in the downtown area of Nashua, NH and sketched this piece on a beautiful early summer day. It's a little busy but the church looks pretty good in the distance. Thanks for visiting!
"River's Edge"

I joined a few people in Lambert Park in Hooksett, NH for a painting expedition. This is my piece. I had a wrong setting on my camera and forgot so the painting is more 'orange' than it is in real life. Was fun painting it and I enjoyed the whole experience. It was quite hot and humid. Thanks for visiting!
"Long Summer Day"

This is along a stream just off a main street in Jackson, NH. It was an unbelievable day and I enjoyed the experience even though I was very fatigued. A nice colorful scene with a natural opening to look into the distance. Probably will touch it up a bit. Thanks for visiting!
"Mine Falls Reflections"

A plein air piece sketched on a beautiful sunny day. This is a very popular park in Nashua, NH. A beautiful place with plenty of trails, streams, rivers, ponds and the like to look at. Enjoy!

Monday, May 21, 2018

"Spring Sunshine"

I was out in the country in Hollis, NH on a beautiful Spring day. I found this quaint scene bathed in sunshine. I painted this on site (plein air) and finished up in the studio. A very peaceful place. Thanks for visiting!

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Friday, May 4, 2018

"Back on Track"

A quick sketch of a scene not far from my home. It's the first sketch of the season for me. This was done on site in about an hour or so. It was an unusually hot and sunny day - first of the year. Spring is here! Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

"Self Portrait 2017"

Another self portrait. Seems like I'm always one year behind! For some reason this one came together fairly quickly. Thanks for visiting!

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018


Another commission finished. Had some trouble near the beginning of this one. Some things were too far off and it required quite a bit of fixing. I am happy with the result. Thanks for visiting!


Thursday, February 22, 2018

"Railroad Trestle in February"

We had an unusually warm day here in NH in February today, 76 degrees, so I decided to go out and do a quick sketch and enjoy the nice day. I have drawn this motif before because it's close to my house and it's a beautiful area. This sketch took about an hour. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Another commission finished.  Charcoal on bristol vellum. This one had tough values because it was from a studio picture with multiple light sources. Very subtle changes all over. It turned out quite well. Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

"Island Near the Shore"

A plein air piece along a highway leading to Millinocket, ME. I spotted this area as I was driving around looking for a motif. I came prepared the next morning all ready to paint and the weather was beautiful! The traffic was a bit daunting whizzing by at 65 mph but I persisted. A little touch up work in the studio and the piece was completed. Thanks for visiting!

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Friday, January 19, 2018


A recent commission I finished. The original picture had the girl wearing braces but they didn't want those drawn of course so I created a nicer smile. It's always a little trickier doing portraits where everything is lighter because I'm drawing on white paper. The blonde hair has to be darkened a bit to have contrast so you can see it. Anyway, I'm pleased with the result. Thanks for visiting!


Saturday, January 6, 2018

"Old Dana Warp Mill"

This is a commission I did for a family member. It is an old historic mill in Westbrook ME. I really enjoyed pushing the color a bit and rendering all the water areas and the rocks. The buildings add a nice backdrop which led to the bridge in the background and then to the colored pylon to the left that brings you right back to the  turbulent water. Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

"Hot Summer Afternoon"

I painted this on a beautiful, sunny, summer afternoon. This is a local trail near my home that runs along the Merrimack River. This was completely painted in the open air (plein air). Thanks for visiting!

Monday, November 27, 2017


A nice Thanksgiving theme. I had fun with the white and black charcoal playing with the light and the shadows. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 16, 2017

"Island View, Pawtuckaway"

This is a beautiful park with lots of trails, ponds, islands, etc. I found this view to be rather peaceful so I sat down in my chair and sketched for an hour. I like the smaller islands on either side which adds interest to the focal point - the larger island. They are all different shapes and sizes overall so it doesn't look repetitious. Thanks for visiting!