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Rainy Boston Sunday

Beacon.FairfieldToday in Boston, we have flood warnings but all I dealt with was intermittent drizzle. I’m working on getting the hang of painting the local buildings.Seems flat – none of the depth of vista’s. Doh! Will need more work. This is a 10×10 oil paint on canvas looking at the corner of Fairfield and Beacon Streets. Ambivalent about scraping it down.

Postcard: from a Boston alley

Postcards are quick, small (6×6) and maybe a little abstract. I’ve painted them in the countryside, now to try the city.  


Off The Wall at Danforth Art

Charlestown Morning


24x20 inch oil on canvas

Damming The Charles

I’m very happy that two of my paintings – Charlestown Morning and Damming the Charles have been selected for the annual Off The Wall juried exhibition at Danforth Art in Framingham, MA.

Can’t wait to see the exhibit this summer, open from June 7 – August 2, 2015.

River work


Back to the Charles River, and I wasn’t sure Spring would ever arrive. This is the iconic Longfellow Bridge now undergoing massive rebuilding. While the view shows Back Bay, the bridge connects East Cambridge and Beacon Hill. This was painted over 2 mornings.

September 7, Arboretum exhibit comes down and paintings go to their new homes.

04.14.arboretumA bitter sweet day – the 2 LOOKING @ 4 exhibit at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum had to come down. The past 2 years have been a wonderful experience, an endlessly intriguing place to explore and paint, and a wonderful group of people.

Thanks so much to the terrific staff who made it possible: Brett McNeilly is a power house, especially when it comes to hanging a show! and Maggie was so helpful at our presentation.

Another wonderful aspect of the day was sending paintings off to their new homes; to my collectors, may your paintings bring many years of joy.

Kathy and I are grateful.

Painting the visit of the Morgan to Charlestown Navy Yard

Its been a whirl-wind summer – and I’ve been a little slow to share. Here are the photos from July 18. 19 and 20, when I painted the whaler, Charles W. Morgan as she visited the Charlestown Navy Yard/ the Boston National Historical Park.

5 painters were privileged to paint at this event – many thanks to the National Park Service for welcoming us to this wonderful painting opportunity. Everyone we meet at the Navy Yard was so positive and helpful, it was truly a unique and fun experience.

Rainy Monday on the Muddy

Work in progress – from 7/14

What’s on the nightstand?

The Tools by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels. Tao Te Ching translated by Stephen Mitchell
September 2018
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