Sunday, October 25, 2015


WATERFRONT SUNRISE...doesn't just that very phrase bring to mind a thousand cliches? Perhaps this image of the Canandaigua Yacht Club J22s--waiting for the last race of the season--has enough visual excitement to overcome all those hackneyed connotations.  That's the hull of our boat Windigo looming up on the right.  Stretched watercolor, 11x14 inches.

Sunday, October 18, 2015


VAST EMPTINESS.  This storefront in downtown Rochester, NY kept haunting me each time I walked past it during the urban clearance phase of the 1970s.  I took two photographs of it and filed them but kept thinking about them.  This is the fourth of a series of studies, and the largest.  I may be done with it. Stretched watercolor, 28x42 inches.

Note: this painting was accepted into the 2015 Rochester Art Club annual members show.  On display at Barnes & Noble gallery, Pittsford, NY until end of November.

Thursday, October 15, 2015


RED GLAD...What else is there to say?  it was growing under our kitchen window.  Aren't those shapes great?  Watercolor, 4x6 inches.

Monday, October 12, 2015


Kennebunk Sails and Kennebunport Light.  At the same time that most of my paintings have been growing larger, I took a workshop from the great Paul Allen Taylor, who was suggesting the idea of painting very small, 4x4 inches to be exact.  These images from a couple of old photographs from the '80s were a result when I got home to the studio.  It's liberating to work so small...what is there to lose?  Watercolor, 4 x4 inches.