September 11, 2017

Landscape season in full bloom! A painting of my wife’s garden, a nameless pond near Purgatory Chasm in Sutton, one last gasp of Kate’s portrait session, which closed for the summer, my third visit to Slater Mill, and some additional exploration of Naragansett Bay in Rhode lsland.



September 11, 2017

More portraits from Kate’s portrait session, my second visit to Slater Mill, and a quick jaunt to Hingham, MA.


September 11, 2017

Another portrait doneĀ over an imprimatura. The nude was a little bit of goofing around, just because I didn’t want to end up with a tiny drawing of the standing figure in a pose that was, to be honest, not all that interesting.

After I painted Eugene, who looked like an Italian barber in his striped shirt and pomaded hair, I thought to myself, “He looks awfully familiar and when I checked I had done another portrait of him a few years ago, the exact same view except back then he had a scruffy beard and man bun.

I’ve been driving back and forth from Massachusetts to Connecticut on Route 95 for nearly 30 years and must have driven past the sign for Slater Mill a hundred times. I finally decided to check it out and, rockin’ views! You’ll see in the JuneĀ posting that I went back there a couple of times, and there are still paintings I want to do there.


September 11, 2017

My first couple of forays painting outdoors. The Valentine painting was a little experiment with an imprimatura; it’s an approach I haven’t used since college. Chrissy was so buttoned down and prim in her little red blouse I seriously considered suggesting we ask her to pose nude; then I thought, “Nah, I don’t want to get arrested.” After painting her in the afternoon, I went to AS220 for figure drawing, and the model was… Chrissy.