Monday, October 19, 2009

Top of the Hill (oil on canvas, 2009)

(Private Collection)
This is a painting of the old Henderson barn at the top of a fairly steep rise on the Carson Road in Littleton. I have done several pictures looking up at this building from the bottom of the hill, at various times throughout the year. I did a lot of bike riding this past summer and my regular route took me up to the top of this hill, usually in the early afternoon, and I often thought that it would make a good subject for a painting. I did three or four drawings of on different days over the course of about two weeks before executing this painting from memory. There's an opening in the chicken-wire fence between those two posts and sometimes the sheep will wander right out into the road.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Solo Show at the Turner Memorial Library in Presque Isle

I will be having a show of some my recent work at the Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library, 39 Second Street in Presque Isle, ME from November 7 through December 31st, The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday November 7, 2009 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

Closed House (oil on canvas, 2009)

I finished this over two weeks ago but 9 straight days of rain and a trip to Massachusetts have kept me from photographing it until now. I did several pastel drawings of this view, looking north from the recreational vehicle trail towards where it crosses Wiley Road, in late August and September.