Bowl and Spoon

•July 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment


Bowl and Spoon, Oil on Canvas, 36″ x 36″

I’m trying to take advantage of the studio space I have right now. It’s small but larger than I’ve had in a long time. This piece is 36″ x 36″. You need the space in order to be able to step back, especially with these large paintings. When you get trapped up against the canvas, one of the dangers is overworking a piece.


White Bowl

•May 26, 2014 • Leave a Comment

White BowlWhite Bowl, Oil on Canvas, 8″ x 8″

This small painting is a study for a possible larger work.



•May 24, 2014 • Leave a Comment

This is my latest still life, painted with a borrowed object in a borrowed space.

Viridian, Oil on Canvas, 20″ x 20″



•May 23, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Houses, Oil on Canvas, 14″ x 11″Houses

This painting is based on an iPad sketch I made, based on a photograph I took of a group of houses in Stratford, CT. On my iPad with an app called Brushes (Taptrix, Inc.), I zoomed in on a small area of tonal patterns in the photo and sketched out a simplified scene. I liked the composition so much that I decided to put it down on canvas.

Connecticut River Review 2013

•September 1, 2013 • 2 Comments

2013 CRR CoverMy painting Bell (36″ x 12″, Oil on Canvas) appears on the cover of Connecticut River Review 2013, the national poetry journal of the Connecticut Poetry Society. Special thanks to editor Pat Mottola for her ongoing interest and support of my work.

Finished: Still Life with Glass Bottle

•May 28, 2013 • 4 Comments

Still Life with Glass Bottle copyStill Life with Glass Bottle, Oil on Canvas, 20″ x 20″

This is the finished painting. Thought I should post it!

Work in Progress: Still Life with Glass Bottle

•March 13, 2013 • Leave a Comment


Still Life with Glass Bottle, Oil on Canvas, 20″ x 20″ – Work in Progress

I seem to always return to the still life when I want to “center” myself. It’s a time of re-evaluating and affirming what it is I really want to accomplish in my painting. It’s also a wonderful meditation. I’m painting this still life by natural early afternoon light.