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Rome, Italy Paintings - Spring 2016

Some recent work from Rome, Italy. All oils, all 9 x 12 in. These are smartphone photos, sorry for the washed out quality. I'm in Italy for a two month painting trip.
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More Summer Paintings - 2015

  Here is another group of my more successful of plein air paintings done this summer. This small painting above is coming up for auction through my painted Journal"painted postcards" blog, where I auction …
Waiting for Their Big Day, 10 x 11, oil on linen. Sold

Summer Paintings - 2015

Here is a selection of some of my more effective works from this summer. I'm busy now doing a major rehab on  a work-space for myself, but I took a few months off this summer to paint and had a great time meeting a bunch of artists painting…
Calvert Marine Museum, 10x11 in. oil on linen
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Solomons, Maryland Outdoor Painting Event

  I did two plein air competitions in the summer of 2014. One, in Castine Maine, which  I wrote about previously. The second one was in Solomons, Maryland, which is an appealing town on the Chesapeake Bay in Southern Maryland. It…
View of castine Harbor, 6 x 6 in. oil on linen.
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Castine, Maine Outdoor Painting Event

Here is an overdue post.  But perhaps with spring only 3 weeks away, thoughts of summer are now  becoming more realistic. This was a wonderful painting event that I did in July of 2014,  in a gorgeous town just a few hour drive from my…
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…
Santo Spirito, Rome, 10 x 8 in., oil on linen
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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…
Santo Spirito, Rome, 10 x 8 in., oil on linen
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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,…