Wednesday, September 22, 2010


My new series in watercolor is finally photographed.  Now I just have to format and file the images.  This one I plan to enter in the upcoming "The Best of Rocky Neck Members Exhibit".  Deciding on a title for this painting was a challenge and I didn't want to simplify the name to just Figure I or worse Untitled.  Luckily the title revealed itself one night while I was listening to Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto #2 CD recorded live at Carnegie Hall in 1994.  Song number 12 - a bonus track - is the inspiration. 

Monday, September 20, 2010


Beyond Wild Apples: Dwelling, Refuge, Shelter is the theme of the Fall 2010 issue of  Wild Apples "a jounal of nature, art and inquiry."  I am very excited to be part of this issue featuring a few of my paintings along with participating in the show at the Owen Smith Shuman Gallery at the Groton Public Library with such distinguished artists as Anne Krinsky, Margot Stage, Parrish Dobson, Betsyann Duval, Linda Hoffman and Beth Van Gelder. 

There is a wonderful article of the show by the curator Deborah Santoro. Please visit the article at this link:

To borrow a few paragraphs of Deborah's article: 

Wild Apples, a Journal of Nature, Art, and Inquiry, brings together the work of artists and writers who are connected by the common threads of care for the environment, engagement in social concerns, and commitment to the arts and the way they shape our world. The twice-yearly journal takes its name from Henry David Thoreau’s essay, “Wild Apples.” (Wild Apples Journal)

A collaborative effort of its three editors, Linda Hoffman, Kathryn Liebowitz, and Susan Edwards Richmond, each issue of the journal is filled with art and words that uplift, explore, elucidate, and pierce the heart with the fiery stab of a pen or a brush.

Wild Apples is a treat to read and own.  This is a work of art.  Visit the journal at

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Recently we saw the movie I AM LOVE at Kendall Square's Landmark Cinema.  A interesting tale filmed in Milan involving food, love, family and betrayal.  And Tilda Swinton.  After the movie we went to have a drink outside by the pool hall there only a short walk from the theatre.  Another favorite haunt.  Anyway I was inspired by the reflection in the office windows surrounding the plaza and was thinking this would inspire paintings of abstraction.   Here it was done so well by light meeting glass, layering shadows, shapes, interiors and exteriors.  One can find inspiration anywhere when we just sit and observe.

Monday, September 13, 2010


This is my painting buddy Everett.  We have traveled far and near to paint together.  Plus his wife Charlene is a joy and the best assistant to accompany us and indulge our artistic ways.  Everett is one of my inspirators not only as a talented painter but also as a sculptor, let alone being a surgeon.  Unfortunately we do not live close enough to paint  often but we are planning our schedule for 2011.

Friday, September 10, 2010


My cats are telling me to get back to work...summer is over for most people right after Labor Day. Yet summer is not really over until September 23rd.  Still I have ignored my blog for to long.  And this is not due to being a beach bum this summer.  Though it would be nice to actually have some tan lines.  I have been working quite a bit in the studio and out.  I will write more on that later.   Right now my studio assistants are demanding attention and getting me organized for a new season.  Now, if only I could train them to clean up the fur balls.