Sparrows

January 13, 2019

First painting of 2019.

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Random Musing No. 1

August 4, 2018

The human eye has a range of 120°, mostly peripheral vision, compared to the camera’s typical 200° or more. That is why the figures sometimes seem distorted at the edges of a photograph. We make up for this seeming deficit by moving our focus (in movements called “saccades”) around a scene to build up a gestalt awareness of its appearance.
A painting, curated by human intelligence, is superior in every respect to a photograph, except for how long it takes to make it. If cameras took three hours to create the exact same image as they do now in a split second, there would be no question as to which medium people would choose when they needed an image recorded.

More Nudes

June 16, 2018

Recent Stuff

December 18, 2017

I always forget to update this blog. Here’s some new stuff since October:

The “Tomatoes” watercolor is a replacement for another painting of the same subject I sold. Dauna, Hatch, and Peter are from Kate Huntington’s portrait painting session. I’m experimenting with imprimaturas again (every 40 years, need it or not). I can’t help but feel it’s cheating.

More Art, 2016

September 10, 2016

Dandelions; in watercolors and in oils.

Nemoset River; Purgatory Chasm 2016; Watson Pond; Nickerson Woods.

Housatonic River; Nemasket Street Bridge; Long Island as Seen From Spectacle Island; Leach Pond; Loosestrife (given to Gerry Puleo)

Tomorrow: nudes!

 

Skulls Again

February 21, 2016

I’m reposting my skull watercolors because I took better photos of them; plus some new ones.

AlligatorAlligator (Aligator mississippiensis)

River OtterOtter (Lantra canadensis)

OpossumOpposum (Didelphis viginiana)

BeaverBeaver (Castor canadensis)

MinkMink (Neovison vison)

CoyoteCoyote (Canis latrans)

CaracalCaracal (Caracal caracal)