The gnarled, articulated trunk of this massive Elm tree, at the corner of Green Street and fronting a historic house, had a weighty presence suggestive of its age, perhaps beyond 200 years.
Expressive of an artist’s methods during an arts festival, the painting shows the juxtaposition of the artist intent on her work (which is outside the frame of the view), and collectors shaded under the canopy of the exhibition shed.
This two-hour Quick Draw competition piece was an ambitious exercise in the banner shapes and their motion, the reflection and transparency of the glass, the solidity of the awning and the building from which it is hung.
After an enormous blanketing storm, this evocative winter vista of a cross-country skier perfectly captures another way the Charles River embankment provides connections to nature for the many residents of Boston, Cambridge and adjacent towns. Painted for the Charles River Conservancy.
Marblehead Light, one of the Town’s historic, iconic structures, is portrayed with a focus on only the lower entry portal and the tracery of the supporting pipes and cables with their strong cast shadows.
A playful gestural sketch of a playful activity of model sail boating; crafts remotely controlled by the ‘sailors’ on the far edge of this well-used pond in Marblehead MA.
Marblehead’s iconic brick and stone civic structure, Abbot Hall, situated in the center of town on its highest ground, was undergoing much needed exterior weatherizing, pointing, and general maintenance.
A small vignette, in a complimentary color sheme with a contrast of nature and man-made, is of one of the oldest first period houses in America.
A plein air seminar demo was an exercise in large shapes, quick execution and bold color. The movement of the flags, as suggested by its tatters, was of primary interest. The contrast of shaded houses and trees provided a dark backdrop to the flags and lawn.
This watercolor was painted on occasion of the 100th Anniversary year of the 1903 founding of the Winthrop Improvement Association, now the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association, WIHA.
Winthrop, MA A small pond, remnant of a larger marsh area, is where Winthrop's ocean harbor waters meet levels of fresh. The bordering houses and green pathways ringing the lake convey a tranquil place during an inspiring sunset. Purchase Options...
The 350 year old Deane Winthrop House, a first period structure, the oldest continuously occupied house in the US is in my hometown. Its historic character suggests a nobility of age that is conveyed by this nearly full frame view of its east and south facades in a morning’s light and shadow.
A simple gesture painting of the out-of-plumb sides of a 350 year-old house, accentuating the wear of time on its structure. The brightness of a summer sun and strong shadows are balanced by the large areas of greenery and flowers. The historic first period Deane Winthrop House, Winthrop, MA.
Moor’s End Farm, on Polpis Road is a family owned enterprise with many greenhouses, sheds, stands, and outbuildings, all providing intriguing subjects. The piece, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s work, was close to completion when high winds of the oncoming before Hurricane Earl on 8/25/10 nearly blew over my easel.
Situated in the middle of Upper Main St., Nantucket, this memorial is a most noticeable reminder of the lives sacrificed by Island’s soldiers in this nations’ most dreadful conflict.
Set in the center of Main St. Nantucket, the Town’s weathered patina Memorial planter, always seasonally decorated, has become one of the welcoming sights to the historic island, as well as an enduring symbol of its traditions.
Painted over the course of two mornings, this watercolor of Nantucket’s Unitarian Universalist Church captures the iconic profile of its golden domed steeple and clock.
The low scale character of Nantucket’s Siasconset village & houses, together with a well-known ’57 vintage red Jeep – seen everywhere during the season – made for a representative vignette of another of the island’s special places.