Rockland Breakwater

The Big Move to Rockland, Maine!

Some of you may know that I have spent a significant time up in Maine in the last couple years. Well, now it is official! I now live in Rockland, Maine! Mid-coast Maine is a great place, a nice mixture of both nature and culture, plus…
Museo Capidomonte, Naples, Italy, 8 x 10 in. oil on linen
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Museo Capodimonte, Naples, Italy, 8 x 10 in., Oil.

The Museo Capodimonte in Naples, Italy is a wonderful museum at the top of a hill in a small park setting about a 30 minute walk from the historic center. While spending a month in Naples in June of 2013,  I walked up there a few times,…
Mt. Vesevius, Naples, 8 x 10 in. oil on linen
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Mt. Vesuvius, Naples, 8 x 10 in., oil

Mount Vesuvius is a volcano near Naples, Italy.  I actually had a lovely view of it from my apartment window. I painted this picture from the rocks near Mergellina, in the center of the city. Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption…
Ostia Antica Theater Exterior (Courtesy wikimedia commons)
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Ostia Antica, Roma, 8 x 5in., oil

A  very short train ride away from Rome, Ostia Antica is a large archeological site, close to the modern suburb of Ostia. It was the location of the harbor city of ancient Rome, which is approximately 30 kilometres (19 miles) to the northeast.…
Santo Spirito, Rome, 10 x 8 in., oil on linen
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Santo Spirito, Rome, 10 x 8 in., oil

The beautiful Santo Spirito in Sassia (Holy Spirit in Saxony) is a 12th-century  church in Rome. It stands in Borgo Santo Spirito, a street which got its name from the church. It was just a short distance from the Vatican and about a mile…
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La Martorana, Palermo, Sicily

I was in Palermo this June where I painted The Church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio or San Nicolò dei Greci, commonly called the Martorana, overlooking the Piazza Bellini in Palermo. The foundation charter of the church (which was initially…
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Chiesa Rossa, Ortygia Island, Syracusa, Sicily

Here is a nice viewpoint from the ramparts around Ortygia island in Sicily which I painted. I don't have any information about this church (besides a name) . If anyone knows, I'd love to know. It looks very old when I walked around it. Also,…
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Via Labrinto, Syracuse, Sicily

Here is a a view on Ortygia island in the city of Syracuse, Sicily. Via Labrinto (Italian for  Labrynith Way) was a beautiful winding street that rewarded me with surprising architecture.Syracuse is a pleasant place, very cleaned up compared…
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Ortygia Sunset, Syracusa, Sicily

I finally  have finished touching up and documenting my Neapolitan and Sicily paintings from my trip earlier this year. Here is a great view of the end of Ortygia island in the city of Syracuse, Sicily. Syracuse is a pleasant place, very…
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Reverse Graffiti

I love this concept - graffiti created by removing dirt. Just to be clear, these practitioners are removing the dirt, not applying anything. It's a wonderful idea and a poignant statement about the condition of our world. Businesses have also…
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Auctions on my Daily Painting Blog

(Update 8/18 - I'm not really regularly doing this right now, but I may start again) Below are some  paintings I recently sold through my  Painting a Day Blog  where I  auction or sell paintings starting at about $100. Subscribe to that…
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Plein Air Magazine Article

Last month when I was still in Naples, Italy, Steven Doherty, the editor of Plein Air Magazine contacted me about doing an article on my trip to Rome. Unfortunately it was only published in the subscription - only digital edition, but I'm very…