New Oil, Sand Beach, Right Side, Work in progress:

Sand Beach, right dide, work in progress

Sand Beach, right side, work in progress

I worked like a demon today, laying the paint in. I hope to finish it up in the morning. Work has been going along at a very good clip lately. I’ve been able to streamline my process through the aid better work/thought modalities.

Perched, oil on linen 20 x 19 inches

"Perched, oil on linen, 20 x 19 inches, 1/2014

“Perched, oil on linen, 20 x 19 inches, 1/2014

Perched, oil on linen 20 x 19 inches

Studio Shot.

Studio Shot.

 

 

Changes are afoot in the work. In the past few days. I’ve started three new paintings, this one’s the first to be finished. I hope to update the photo soon but the weather, it does not cooperate.

1/28/14: New Photo

Spruce Study, graphite & chalk on toned paper

Spruce_study_pencilI‘ve finally gotten around to finishing up a few remaining bits in this drawing. It’s a painting site in Acadia National Park that I really treasure. Even at the height of the summer tourist season, this out of the way spot offers peace and quiet.

Other crow friends…

Joe the Crow, Fairfield Porter, oil on board, date unknown

Joe the Crow, Fairfield Porter, oil on board, date unknown

You’ll have to excuse the lousy image quality here. This painting lives inside a cottage on an island and is NAILED to the wall. Yes, it’s a Fairfield Porter painting of the crow Fairfield befriended and nursed back to health after it was injured. Perhaps not the the best photo of a painting, but I only had an Ipod touch with me at the time and the light was very poor. Couldn’t do much about the light because,well, nailed to the damned wall.

At any rate, seeing this painting was a wonderful discovery. Fairfield Porter, fellow crow fancier.