6/25/18

US Coast Guard, The Eagle



"Ushering in Sail Boston, 2017 is U.S. Coast Guard, The Eagle"
oils on canvas 24 x 30" 
I was present in Boston Harbor with some pals to see the majestic sails 
as they came in on Spirit Cruise ship in June last 2017.
This was my winter work. I used some artistic license to choose
which boats would flank the coast guard ship in. The one on
the right is the Shendoah out of Vineyard Haven MA
Soon I will reveal the gallery destination for you to see it in person. 
Thanks for taking the time to view my paintings.
You may leave me a message below or by email. My address 
is available on the margin.
Be sure when you scroll down to the end of this page, 
go on to another and another to see more, Thanks again, Sharon

Time Stands Still



" Time Stands Still, The Lemuel Sawyer 1831 House"
oils on a 24 x 30" canvas
The location of this are is Packard Street in Lancaster Massachusetts
the oldest town in Worcester County est. 1653. The oldest house in Worcester
County is less than a mile from here on Neck Road. I stood out painting this scene
oh about 15 hours total. The only thing left for working in the studio was the road trying to make a simple big space interesting. So it was almost 100 % finished on location and that's the most challenging and most rewarding. It is on exhibition at Rockport Art Assn. MA

5/3/18

The Boats of Boston, Gloucester and Martha's Vineyard

Hi Folks I am anxious to get out to paint on the harbor, today I am revisiting boats I've done en plein air and introducing you to the new studio winter work..."The Picton Castle Sails Boston"


"The Picton Castle Sails Boston" was conceived when I heard
the tall ships would be coming to Boston and better yet that
Spirit Cruise Ships provides a day of sail to view the 
parade of sail from aboard giving me an opportunity
to include the harborfront in my paintings as they were.
I am just finishing up a few more of this "in the studio
collection" until it's time to go out and paint en plein air. 
This paintingis included in the opening exhibition at the Northshore 


Presenting Plein Air Paintings Below



The Amastat is used as a training vessel and also as a party boat.  Here
when I painted this boat on location in Vineyard Haven Harbor
there were many people aboard about to set sail.
Sorry this painting was sold in 2017



"The Kalmarnykle" is a replica of a Danish ship from worlds ago. She 
is used as a training vessel and is docked here in Vineyard Haven. This was painted
in 2 consecutive day visits. If I could describe my exhuberance I would
but nothing compares to doing this and finishing it in 2 visits totaling 6 hours
Those of you knowing about plein air painting know that it is neccessary to
move on after a little while and come back to it, the sun has moved on
and has changed the whole picture until a visit again allows for completion.


 


This painting speaks volumns to me. I imagine the adventure, The triumps and challenges,
Here I am in the photo painting the "End of the Line" 20 x 24, a passerby who was enamored with
my work and hung around long enough for me to ask him to take this picture for me. I visited
2 days in a row to complete this painitng, since it was overcast I was able to work long hours
each visit. It is for sale.



The Shenendoah at home port in Vineyard Haven Massachusetts. This painting also 
done on location and is a private collection in Tisbury on the island of Martha's Vineyard.


"A Rare View of Edgartown" Rare because the snow doesn't last too long 
on salt water. It was melting while I worked on this painting in one session,
Very invigorating! Private Collection



The Edgartown Regatta 22 x 24 This was painted while the movement
was going on an exciting and fresh take in the inner harbor. 
Sold



Edgartown Harbor 20 x 24" done on location and is an award
winner, it is available



"Menemsha Docks" oils on linen, 20 x 24"
Done on location in early spring two visits, This is 
a view you can't paint in the middle of summer without
getting in someone's way. I lucked out on the 
weather and the amazing light.
It is for sale. Thank you


Gloucester Inner Harbor
oils on board 20 x 24
Emile  A. Gruppe Award
Artists collection


This Little Gem in Gloucester 12 x 16 was done on a day that
I was delivering to the Northshore Art Assn. another painting.
I have to look at the back of it to see the title
I'll get back to you on that.
I received an award for it and it is for sale



This painting was done in Gloucester Harbor in 2017 it is 18 x 24" 
title I have to get back to you on that, This was composed
in one sitting, I would like to get back to finish it, I just saw
last week that the boat is still there. So tune in.




Drydocked, Gloucester Harbor
second painting done in a day, a very hot day, isn't it funny
how we can picture what the day was like as if are
there. Any other artists have a similar feeling?
This is 14 x 18" and is for sale.



Winter Storage, Vineyard Haven oils on linen, 16 x 16" is available
This is the second of this collection you have seen done in the winter
that's because I had my atelier on the Vineyard for several years.
It is available



"The End of the Line for Two Friends" oils on board 24 x 14
Done on location in Gloucester Harbor and exhibited at the 
Northshore Art Assn. It is artist collection 




"Sirius the Tug" I love it when a subject stands still
I did this in Tisbury Harbor Yard just couldn't resist. It is 
for sale and it's a good size 



A quick sketch at Menemsha "The Harbor Reflections"
oils on linen 14 x 18 It is for sale




"My Sis" oils on canvas done on location at Gloucester Harbor
I did most of this in one day and had to go back to finish it. It is 
for sale and is 20 x 24" Thanks for checking in....


"The Drying of the Nets" I have recollection of the 
day here while I was painting at dinner time I could 
smell the seafood and hear the fun of the day. As
good as it sounded, I wouldn't have missed this experience
here. Painting is amazing and I"m glad I'm an artist, 
Thank You God!
It is for sale with memories and all!



Another of Mememsha paintings
"the Unicorn and Co." oils on linen 16 x 20"
It is available

"Dockside Whimsy" oils on canvas 16 x 20"
So much fun but I took alot of time to do this one,
It was winter and the although it doesn't look cold
it was so I did it in days and days
It is available Thank you


4/10/18

Tall Ships in Boston Harbor

Ready for exhibition are these two new works among the others that I am finishing


"The Oliver Hazard Perry Sails Boston"
oils on canvas   20 x 24"

This is one of the many vessels that I had the pleasure to see
up close and personal at the recent "Sail Boston 2017"
where about 50 tall ships and schooners sailed
by while I watched with my companions aboard the Spirit Cruise Ship
"The Odyssey" It was a grey day but I was inspired by 
the opportunity to put the harbor skyline as the 
backdrop of these magnificent and complicated ships.
Hope you will enjoy more of them as I go on to
complete the whole collection. Be patient though
it could take years with all the pictures I took.
I will also create combinations of sailing vessels
as I see fit to compose. Enjoy.



"The Europa Sails Boston"
oils on canvas 20 x 24"

From the Netherlands the Europa inspired me to create
it with the old and new buildings of Boston Harbor, 
The juxtaposition of the old and new ignites a
visual wonderment in my opinion, seeing old Boston
with the new and a ship built in the last century, so interesting!
And for me that's what I'm all about doing paintings that challenge
our imagination and appreciation of the past.
Hope you like it and look for the rest of my collection as I go along, Thank you

10/31/17

Fruitlands and Folly Cove and more New England landscape, streams and mountains and our coastline



Recently completed on location at a well known 
viewing spot on Prospect Hill
"Fruitlands" oils on canvas 18 x 24"
Just a scene that gives you a sensational appreciation 
for nature and for our world. That's what it is all about
can't help but paint it! Hope you can come see it in person 
at my gallery in Lancaster MA 



On Location here on Cape Ann Massachusetts is
"Folly Cove" oils on canvas 14 x 18
now exhibiting at the Rockport Art Assn.


Here are more landscape and colorful lake, streams and 
ocean New England oil paintings.






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The Painting of A HOME



The Philbin Home, Lancaster MA
This painting is done on location by request 
of the owners. 34" x 18" oils on canvas.
Below I have demonstrated the stages of it.
Now taking orders for the spring of 2019!

     
Stage 1. and 2. 


Stage 3.

Top of course is Stage 4 of this project. It was a 
very rewarding project each step of the way.
Thanks for viewing. 
Call 508-284-0049 
if you are interested in this or any of my other 
original oil paintings. 

 Below other amazing home paintings with their own special character:














Please go to Page 2 to see more flowery gardens in Colonial settings, Old Trucks, and more ... click on older posts right there