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Landscape Painting in the Beautiful Finger Lakes, NY

In June 2018 I drove about 12 hours from my house in Maine to the finger Lakes region. Specifically near Lake Canandaigua, for the 2018 Finger Lakes plein air painting festival. It’s especially beautiful part of the country. They…

The Lazy Artists Guide to Finishing Professional Quality Frames

Many people have complimented me on my frames, and were surprised that I was finishing them myself. I start with frames that my local framer has assembled for me from either found frames or raw frame stock that I have. He charges me $10…
Barnstormers theater, Tamworth, NH, 8.5 x 12” or 21 x 31 cm., oil
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Landscape Painting At Wetpaint Tamworth In New Hampshire

In May 2018, I went, for the second time, to WetPaint Tamworth in Tamworth,NH. This is a lovely plein air painting event organized by the Tamworth Visitors Council. The area is just south-west of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains,…
My painting on the cover of Plein Air Magazine, March 2018 issue
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I'm a Cover Artist! March 2018 Plein Air Magazine

I am  featured in the March 2018 issue of  Plein Air magazine. Not only that, but they used one of my paintings on the cover. Of course I was very pleased about this! This article came about because the editor of the magazine at the…
Mugnone River Near Le Cure, Florence,Italy, 9 x 12 in. oil
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Florence, Italy Paintings , Spring 2016, Pt. 2

Here's a second set of paintings from Florence, Italy. All painted  on site, 9 x 12 in. and in oils. Florence  and environs is a terrific place to paint. But I have to say, my personal logistics are eating up a lot of time that I would…
The Hills above Florence, 9 x 12 in.,oil
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Florence, Italy Paintings, Spring 2016

I've now been in Florence for about two weeks. It was quite a bit of trouble to find inexpensive housing for the month, But eventually I found something, albeit a little on the outskirts. But I borrowed a bike from a friend, and that's…
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Rome, Italy Paintings - Spring 2016, pt.2

Here is a second group of paintings done in Rome in the spring of 2016. These paintings are all 9 x 12", oil on linen. I'm in Florence now and soon you should start seeing some paintings from here. There are some logistical problems getting…
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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.
Portrait of Helen Sears, Abbot Thayer
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A Visit To Toledo's Museum Of Fine Arts

While I have been working in The Toledo area,  I visited the Toledo Museum of Fine Arts several times. Located in Toledo's  Old West End,a crumbling and beautiful historic neighborhood, the museum surprises with a well curated and friendly…
Trolley House, Mt. Lebanon, Pa., 8 x 10 in. Oil on Linen
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Mt. Lebanon, PA. Plein Air Paint Out, Oct. 2-6, 2012

I was invited to participate in  the first year of the annual Plein Air  paint out in Mt. Lebanon, Pa.,  a suburb of Pittsburgh. It was a well run event, the brainchild of David and Linda Csont. David had participated in the Easton Plein…

My Lightweight Plein Air Painting Equipment

Thought some people might be interested in the equipment I took with me on my latest Plein Air travel trip to Australia and Bali. 1. I purchased a new super lightweight Manfroto tripod, model MKC3-PO1. 2.I used my trusty (and now 10 year…
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Campobello Island Landscape Painting Trip

At the beginning of July, I took a three-day painting trip up to beautiful Campobello Island, just over the border from Maine in New Brunswick, Canada. It is about a four and a half hour ride from Portland, Maine, and your last stop in Maine…