Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Potato House Ruins (pastel, 2008)

(Private Collection)
I did this early Saturday evening off of the Station Road in Monticello. I did a pastel of this same building two years ago, but in the morning when the sun was on the other side of the building. Years ago, there was a railroad running through here and these potato houses were thriving. Now the railroad has become a trail for ATVs and snowmobiles and the old potato houses are crumbling.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Show in Eastport, ME

I will be having a solo show at the Eastport Gallery, 74 Water Street in downtown Eastport from June 13 through July 4. There will be an opening reception on Saturday June 21 at 5:00pm. I will also have work on display there in the main gallery throughout the season.

Green Truck (oil on canvas, 2008)

(Private Collection)
This small (10 x 20) canvas was done in my studio after two drawings that I did on location, one in pastel and one in graphite crayon. At the moment, we are in the height of the black fly season. I got eaten alive while working on the drawings and painting outdoors in oils is impossible at this point because the flies become embedded in the wet paint.