Studio Corner

Discussion of current works on the easel.

In the Studio 5/12/2013

Here’s a photo of ‘Lower East Side,’ a large (5′ x 6′) painting currently in progress. It’s about (roughly) my studio in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It was before 9-11 so the World Trade Center still stood. I had a great view to lower Manhattan, as you can see from the detail through the window.…

In the Studio May 5th, 2013

Here’s a photo of some recent work. The winter scene is from a terrific storm some years ago in Trenton/Princeton, NJ. Now that the weather is warming, I can bring myself to take up a winter subject. Behind the winter subject is the beginnings of a new painting. I’ve finished just a small portion of…

In the Studio 4/28/2013

Here is a photo of some of the recent work. The large painting (‘Two Cakes,’ 48″ x 48″) is nearly done–I hope! This photo, by the way, was taken with my new Nikon D5200. It was high time I upgraded my camera. I am going to replace some of the awful photos in the gallery.

In the Studio 4/21/2013

Some of today’s work. The large painting (5′ x 6′) is titled ‘Atlantic City I.’ My wife is from New Jersey and she used to live and work in Atlantic City, so I’ve spent time there. I have a lot of paintings about Atlantic City and a number of others planned. The painting of the…

In the Studio 4/14/2013

Some of today’s work: ‘Grandfather’ is large by my recent standards–40″ x 60″. The drawing was transferred using a grid. When the drawing was done, I inked it, that is, I went over it with India ink. Then I  covered the surface with an thin tone of  raw umber and lead white. For larger paintings…

In the Studio 4/7/2013

Here is a batch of some recent work. The large painting–‘The Conversation’–is 66″ high. It’s not far from being finished (knock wood). The smaller paintings are Betty Jane paintings, that is, paintings of people aboard my boat–The Betty Jane. They are also examples of paintings on canvas board. Treated properly, canvas board can be as…

Easter 2013

I got a little work done this morning (got up at 5:00) then again after church at St. Mary’s. Worked on the three in this photo, plus one or two others. All have the cheap lawn chair I frequently use. Its shape is always fun to paint. The larger is 36″ x 48″. Started the…

In the Studio 3/24/2013

Except for one nice weekend, this has been The Winter That Never Ends. It’s below freezing and overcast with high winds–grrr. A good day to stay inside and work on paintings, right? Here’s a shot of recent efforts. The big painting, ‘The Gift,’ was finished this morning. None of the others shown are near being…