Sunday, November 15, 2015


Time for the DPW challenge, just a week late.

I am drawn to the sky. I love observing the changes in the colors and textures of the clouds: the blues reflecting off the sky, different shades of white, mixed with grays, and bits of lavender or hints of lemon yellow here and there. Depending on the season, there is a surprising variety. Recently, this Autumn, our clouds have been surreal. Enormous and fluffy, with expansive shapes and vibrant colors. Our sunsets here in Erie are known for their dramatic color. They're often awe-inspiring. I've lived here a long time, but I'll never take them for granted. If I painted the atomic pinks and tangerine glow as I see them, It wouldn't look realistic. It would look exaggerated and otherworldly. These past few weeks, I've had my eye on the sky, and I've focused on painting the many different types of clouds I can find in my part of the world.

Painted on a 12x12x1/2 inch gallery wrap canvas.

Monday, September 14, 2015


Oil painting on a 6x6 inch flat canvas panel. I see the summer passing quickly, trying to capture a moment in a painting.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Balcony Challenge

This weeks challenge the Balcony Challenge. I added more flowers, and warm colors.

The real challenge, getting back into a work mode, finding creative spark, finding time to see it through. It has been an interesting summer, filled with with highlights and some very low lights.

Sunday, June 7, 2015


We have the most magical, colorful sunsets here on Lake Erie. The Presque Isle Peninsula is a color master in the evening. They never get old, even in the dead of winter. I once read that an artist should never paint a sunset, it's for amateurs. Not very artsy. I paint what I love.

This is aa acrylic painting on canvas paper, I put it in an 11x14 white double mat.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day

Another of my paintings of Presque Isle State Park, here in Erie, PA. A little on the abstract side, painted with a palette knife on an 8x8x1 inch gallery wrap canvas.

Listening to a nice thunderstorm, mild weather, time for reflection.

Friday, April 24, 2015

White Geraniums

A little palette knife painting in oil on a gesso board. This 5x7 inch painting was therapy after a cold day complete with snow flurries.

I was invited to participate in the Edinboro Art and Music Festival. I'll be under the tent at the Goodell Gardens on May 16 and 17. If you are in the area stop by and say hello. Special Guests will include Margaret and Will Hennessey from Apex, NC.