Tag Archives: spring

Peonies, poppies and a heat wave that won’t quit

A few new small paintings in acrylic that I haven’t yet posted about. I like doing these small works and have gessoed several more panels. Acrylic isn’t as luminous as oil, but cleanup time is much faster and there are … Continue reading

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Spring paintings

I took a couple of months earlier in the spring to complete a large commissioned painting and have just recently gotten back to other work. This painting was inspired by my first spring back in Atlanta after many years, along … Continue reading

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Strawberries, the gardens and finished paintings

The strawberries are coming in fast and luscious. I’m picking them twice daily to keep up and eating just as many. I sprayed a fungicide on the two apple trees for the first time and hope that helps with the … Continue reading

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Flower paintings and early summer

June has been rainy and cool here in southeastern PA, and the peonies are sadly gone, although I have about 4 new paintings of them. My antique roses are now in full bloom and I’m still picking strawberries on a … Continue reading

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Dogwoods and Chopin

Another new painting, they seem to be coming as fast and furious as all the seedlings, with the warm weather. Dogwoods, oil on canvas board 10″x8″ 2009. To go with it, the brilliant Evgeny Kissin playing Chopin’s Waltz in E … Continue reading

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A couple of new paintings for spring

The colors outside are intoxicating. My current work seems to be more free and less angular, maybe it’s the softness of spring.   The first painting was created from a sketch of my backyard in early morning. Later while painting … Continue reading

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May

May here in southeastern PA and the Brandywine Valley is an explosion of Pepto-Bismol pinks, lilacs and acid greens. Even with the deluge of rain we’ve had, the trees are blooming and the birds sing their hearts out. I wanted … Continue reading

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Apple Tree in bloom

Everything outside is pink, white and acid green. I planted two apple trees 3 years ago and the Liberty has done well. I hope to get at least a dozen apples this year. In bloom, it’s like a new baby.  … Continue reading

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New painting and Verlaine

My friend Phil, who lives outside Paris with his lovely wife Sally- and is a savant about art, poetry and music – said that my newest work reminded him of a Verlaine poem. Now knowing that Paul Verlaine was one … Continue reading

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yard paintings

I’m becoming the Bonnard of my yard. These are all part of the same series that I’ve been working on since the spring.

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