Big Sun

Big Sun, oil on canvas, 5" x 7"

Big Sun, oil on canvas, 5″ x 7″

Big Sun [Detail]

Big Sun [Detail]

One of the first things I do in a new studio is find exactly on the horizon where the sun rises and sets. It is interesting to watch as it shifts from one point to another; during winter, spring, summer and fall. I feel a sense of place in my environment having this knowledge.

This oil painting is on stretched canvas, unframed and self hanging.


Blood Red Moon

blood red moon, oil on canvas, 5" x 7"

blood red moon, oil on canvas, 5″ x 7″

The moon is sometimes referred as “blood moon” or “blood red moon” because during a full lunar eclipse the earth’s sunset reflects on to the moon making it a red or orange hue.



Sun Rise

Sun rise with landscape, Oil on Canvas, 5" X 7"

Sun rise with landscape, Oil on Canvas, 5″ X 7″

I’m working on a series of small studies which will eventually become larger canvases. I’m exploring how light plays with the landscape as the sun rises; using a somewhat limited palette of reds and yellows. All the scenes are captured through my studio windows as the sun rises over the rooftops of downtown New Bedford. The sun rises pretty quick so I photograph these brief moments of splendor then take my time working on chosen scenes.


Cupola with clouds

Cupola with clouds, 5" x 7" oil on canvas

Cupola with clouds, 5″ x 7″ oil on canvas

Much of the inspiration for my landscape work comes from the wide vista I have in my studio. I can see much of downtown New Bedford and the neighboring town, Fairhaven. This small painting is of the New Bedford Whaling Museum‘s iconic Cupola during the day. It has become a subject that I paint and draw quite often.