Storm Coming Up At Dusk

Oil on 6″x8″ gessoboard. (Not available)

When I can get a moment to watch the clouds at dusk, I usually see something that stays with me.  In this case, there had been thunderstorms moving through the area all afternoon, and we were about to get another one.  The building cloud formations coupled with the pink sky at dusk were an incredible sight, and cast interesting tones of light and darkness over the trees.

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Early Autumn Tree Tops

Oil on 7″x5″ canvas panel board.  (Not available)

I think there’s something magical about the first tiny splashes of fall color, high up in the tree tops.  Don’t forget to look up – the leaves will be gone before we know it!

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Murky Moonlit Pine Grove

Oil on 7″x5″ canvas panel board.  (Not available)

This is another experiment for the Daily Paintworks 2 Color Nocturne Challenge.  For this one, I used only phthalo blue and cadmium yellow light.  Something about being limited to 2 pigments is helping me conjure up spooky images, and I’m having a blast with it!

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Last Night, over by the Maple Tree…

Oil on 5″x7″ canvas panel board.  (Not available)

I’ve got Halloween on my mind, and this painting feels like it should go with a ghost story about something sinister that happened last night, over by the maple tree!  I painted this one for the Daily Paintworks 2 Color Nocturne Challenge, using only phthalo blue and alizarin crimson.

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Weeping Willow Memories

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Oil on 4″x4″ canvas panel board.  $25.00

When I was little, we had a huge, hundred-year-old weeping willow tree in our backyard.  I always see it in my mind, in my memories of playing outside with my brother and our neighborhood friends during the summertime.  I love weeping willows…there’s a peaceful magic to them.  This little tonal study was painted from a reference photo from my BFF and HP, Matt Lebovic — thanks for all the great photos, HP!!

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Favorite Pine Grove

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Oil on 6″x6″ canvas panel board.  $40.00

This is my favorite grove of pine trees in our neighborhood.  My son and his best friend have spent many hours riding their bikes, collecting pine cones, playing heroes vs. villains, and red light-green light among these majestic pines.

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Sunset at Lake Q

Sunset at Lake Q.  Oil on 5″x7″ canvas panel board.

Donated to Blossoms at the Beebe, 11th Annual Fundraising Gala, Saturday, April 28, 2018 for silent auction to benefit the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library in Wakefield, MA and the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce.

I’ve been lucky to catch some great sunsets at Lake Quannapowitt this summer!  I used my palette knife on this one.

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