Back to blogging for 2017 - Casco Bay Sunrise 30x40

A whole new system of blogging will take me a while to get used to.  I am hoping to blog directly from my phone successfully.  Here we go.  I have lots of ideas and new paintings planned.  Stay tuned!
* This painting is finished and ready to go to the Cafe This Way show on May 9th.

Golden Years, in progress

I am excited to get going on some of these tree paintings that are sketched out!

Cafe This Way show is up!

All my art is currently showing at "Cafe This Way" in Bar Harbor, Maine.  I am very pleased at how this body of work came together.  Now I am working on a series of prints, a new facebook page for my art and many commissions.  

The Whole Shadow

 Many years ago, I was told that the Crow / Raven is among the smartest animals in the world.  One of the very few that has the ability to use tools.  Some cultures believe that a visit from a Raven is a visit from a departed loved one.  Whatever the case may be, I have been paying attention and enjoying them very much!

Peony in progress...

Yup, I think I have Spring fever.  I have been working on this one for two days.  I think I can finish it by the end of the week. 

My Chickens in progress...

This is the third time I have painted my chickens looking in from the deck.  It just makes me laugh every time.  It is so funny that they like to watch us as much as we like to watch them.  I guess I am the fish in the fish bowl :)

Magnolia in progress

Magnolias are one of the first bits of color we get in the spring.  I am very much looking forward to this sure sign of warmer weather!

Goat. Cheese. 6x6"

Don't they always look like they are smiling.

Lobster dinner. "In progress".

This painting is a 36x36.  There is a lot going on, so it is taking a while.  I am enjoying the puzzle-like process of painting the tablecloth and it's reflections.  I wonder if lobsters are "beautiful" to everyone, or if it is just to me and my fellow New Englanders.