Vermilion, OH

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…

Lake Erie Comes Alive

Lake Erie came alive this week; Spring is finally here. The first private boats were spotted–what a cheery sight! One brave soul was night fishing, his running lights moving slowly through the night. Soon boat lights will be as numerous as stars. I also saw the first commercial boat of the season.

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…

In the Studio 3/17/13

Poor light yesterday, Saturday, but good light today. The lake came alive this week and although it’s cold–mid-30’s–the waves and whitecaps already  remind me of summer. Here’s a shot of some of the things I worked on today. I finished the drawing of the larger one and decided to plunge ahead and start the under-painting.…

In the Studio 3/10/2013

With the temperatures near 70, it felt like Spring. What a difference a week makes! Keith got his baseball stuff out and John and I went to the marina to inspect the Betty Jane. All boats are still in dry dock, of course, but we were not the only ones inspecting their boat. The ice…