Monday, September 29, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Broken whelk in oil

12" x 12"
Oil on board
One piece from the series I've been working on.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

More summer work

Charcoal and pastel on paper/18"x 24"
My summer work included many drawings; here's an example.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


11" x 14" oil on board
Over the summer I've been working on a series of paintings of sea shells...some broken, some completely intact...all specimens I found on the beach near Buzzards Bay.  The shells just appeal to me and they are great subjects in that they just simply hold a pose!  Don't know if anyone will be interested in them but I'm pushing ahead and hope to complete about twenty of them.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Charcoal and pastel on paper/18" x 24"/2014
This working in visual art is like archeology on some level. An exploration, inside/outside adventure to realms which are at once distant and proximate.  When I did this many months ago I recall I began the process trying to access what was before me.  The pose was interesting with some turns and bends that challenged my ability to represent the structure of it.  It was done fairly quickly and suspends that moment of quiet, peace, contemplation and beauty.....or so I think