Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Small Summer Series

These are 3"x3" or 4"x4"acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Little Slice of Heaven

'A Little Slice of Heaven' (Series) 
Acrylic on Canvas, 4"x4"
These two are 3"x3"

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer Dreams

Acrylic on Canvas, 4"x6"

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Late Spring Series

Inspired by the cold Spring we are having, three small gestural landscape sketch paintings.
Acrylic on Canvas, 4"x6".

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Cat Rock Park

"Cat Rock Park, Waltham" 
Acrylic on Canvas, 4"x4"
For Geraldine & Bob

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Ski Cap Chap [final]

This is oil on wood panel 18"x24"

I realized recently that I had never posted the final, finished painting.
Next to the photo I set up for his portrait and used to paint from.
With a detail of the face.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

stARTup collaborative

"The stARTup collaborative consists of emerging artists coming from a variety of backgrounds. As an alternative to showing work within the traditional art institutions, we typically prefer to exhibit in spaces within our communities, such as the unrenovated Masonic Hall in Upham's Corner, music venues, abandoned spaces, etc. Our goal is to create a community of local artists exhibiting accesible art through a diverse mix of media."

  • 584 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA
  • From the artists that brought you Generation WTF - come see our latest! Invite your friends, family, neighbors, everyone.

    Saturday and Sunday
    from Noon - 5pm
    OCT 20th - OCT 21st

    Yasmeen Abdallah
    Renée Browne
    Liam Carleton
    Timothy Duffy
    Aran Gilmore
    Jenn Marquez
    Drew McMullen
    Kat Monaghan
    Claudia Pleitez
    Maria Servellón

Sunday, September 9, 2012

"Colcord Pond Three"

I think it's finally completed... and I think I'm going to finally send it to my friends in California: Mary & David DeRose
12"x16", oil on wood

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"Dream Home"

"Dream Home"
Oil on Canvas, 18" x 18"
(Presented to Jen and Randy Ford on their Wedding Day, August 4, 2012)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Szymanski Family

Ink and Watercolor on Paper

Monday, April 16, 2012

Portrait: Albert Hadley, Interior Decorator

20"x30", Gouache and Ink on Canvas with Cloth (Curtain)
May he rest in Peace

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Work in Progress: "Laura; in-class model"

Gouache on paper 10"x14"

This model will return next week for another 3 hour pose so we may complete the works...

Work in Progress: "Laura; in-class model"

Gouache on paper 10"x14"

Working from a posed model in class is the most challenging of assignments that I've encountered. it doesn't matter whether they are dressed or nude, the challenges that arise have to do with seeing and rendering and falling into bad habits of practice. Proportion, perspective, value, surface, texture, composition.... every last bit of the elements of drawing come into play in this exercise. I have struggled with this, and generally wish to hide any in-class work.

Last night was the exception. I had been playing with some Gouache for a few weeks and was just about to trash them because I was unable to find beauty in the application. The results were chalky flat dry marks in all of my previous efforts.

I had always admired the work of a fellow student Chris, in my Tuesday portrait painting class with Patrick Carter at SMFA. Last night I decided to ask Chris how he does it; every last step of his process.... I copied it, and here are my results:

The model will return next week in the same pose and outfit so we may finish the work. I am really pleased with this piece so far... maybe her head is a little big, and her right hand is wrong... but the rest is quite lovely!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

"Under Where?"

Self Portait; 18"x24"
Cardstock, Cotton Underwear, Ink, Gouache, Magazine Collage