What’s new on the Easel

A work in progress.  This is taken from a photo reference I took a few years ago.  With all my home classes, I always try to gear at least one class to taking photo references which can be used for a portrait.  It gives everyone a chance to use a camera to take the pictures, and … Read more

Brush Butler Launched

The days of the artists’ brush washing jars are over – The Brush Butler is finally here!  It’s been 1 1/2 years since the idea for the Brush Butler first took hold.  Now I’m happy to say the Brush Butler is available and I’ve begun shipping out product!  It’s great to see it getting into the … Read more

Brush Butler

I’m happy to have designed this new product but nothing happens in a vacuum!  I’ve been very fortunate to have found excellent help and advice to move this project forward.   Read on as I explain.   It’s been quite a journey over the past year fine tuning the design of this brush washing invention.  Now … Read more

Artists Open Studio Tour 2015

Second annual Open Artist Studio Tour is set for Saturday October 17.  Be sure to stop in for a visit!  This year, the tour features 16 artists who have also opened their studios -me included.  Take a drive, take in some foliage, and visit the local artists! Click here for the map flyer and information:  STUDIO … Read more

Movie – “Tim’s Vermeer”

If you are an artist, or one who appreciates art, you will likely find this movie interesting. It’s available in DVD and Blue Ray and can be easily located with a search. The movie is made by Penn Jillette (from the famed Penn and Teller).  One Caveat – Penn Jillette is first and foremost an Illusionist. … Read more

New Exhibit At Lyceum Gallery

Coming on September 19, I will be participating in a new exhibit at Lyceum Gallery, “Embracing Beauty and Mastery”, where I will have ten new paintings on view.  Please come by for the opening on the 19th from 5-7.   For more information about the exhibit and Lyceum Gallery, please click here:  LYCEUM GALLERY.  BACK … Read more

My Studio

My studio is located at my home inside an attached barn.  Our home is a mid 1800’s farmhouse located in a country setting about 6 miles from downtown Auburn. The studio has heat set at just over 50 degrees – when I’m there working I use a wood stove to get it warmer.  And I … Read more

Traveling with Art Supplies

Up to now traveling with a full compliment of art and painting supplies has been limited to car travel.  In a little over a week I’ll be taking my painting supplies on a commercial airline for the first time.  How to pack these supplies to stay in compliance with airline rules is cause for concern. … Read more

Recent Work – January 2014

Most recent work is a large scale still life (31″x38″).  Often when composing a new set up, I go through several variations -moving objects around  before starting to paint.  This can take up to several days before settling on the actual setup.  With this new setup, it was settled on the first try.  I admit … Read more

News – Winter 2013-14

This time of year is mostly studio time.  Don’t get me wrong – winter in Maine is great.  If you’ve not ever experienced northern New England weather in winter – your missing out on a “character enhancing experience”.  There’s a saying in Maine:  if you can’t stand the winter, you don’t deserve the summer ‘. … Read more

Thoughts on Painting

Oil painting to me is the perfect medium for what I am explaining in my art.  The quality, or texture of paint and surface, color, light, shadow, and edges are all attributes which can be controlled to a certain extent within the pictorial plane. Painting is a life long learning process.  There is the “science” … Read more

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