Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Post hurricane and getting back to the mill study series....

Mill III (WestRock)
24 x 14.5 Oil on Canvas on Panel  2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Island Flora

These two paintings are from the neighborhood yards and gardens.  They are kind of irregular in sizing because I made the canvas / birch panels to fit a couple of frames I had on hand.   They should be framed and available in the Island Art Association gallery later this month.

Canna Study
7 3/4 x 10 1/2  Oil on Canvas Panel  2017

Magnolia Study
10 1/2 x 7 3/4 Oil on Canvas Panel 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Study of Egans Creek in the Rain

We have had an unusually rainy spell here on the island lately prompting this new study of Egans Creek during a steady drizzle.

Egans Creek Study 2
10 x 8 oil on canvas panel 2017 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Croton Blooms

You don't see the bloom on the croton plant very often but I caught these last summer and they looked so much like little "sputniks" that I just had to paint them.

Croton in Bloom
8 x 8 Oil on canvas  2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Fernandina Shrimpboat Favorite

Smiley's Girls
8 x 8 Oil on Canvas  2017
I have always liked this particular shrimpboat that makes it's home here at a dock near the pogy plant.  I have never met Mr. Smiley so am not sure if he is the John LeCarre Smiley or just a very happy person but either way the name always makes me smile.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Thinking of Newfoundland

Colorful Cliffs on the Skerwink Trail
11 x 14 Oil on Canvas Panel  2017
Here in Florida the weather is hot and the air is thick and humid.  Relatives in Newfoundland are however dealing with temperatures quite a bit cooler and the fishermen still haven't been able to get out in the boats at Sibley's cove because of the ice in the bay.  

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Mill Series Continues

I have been working sporadically since moving into the studio and just finished another in the Mill series that I revisit periodically.  The island's two mills are very different in configuration but share certain shapes and themes of construction that have leant themselves to being merged in some of my studies.  This painting however is totally from the Rayonier mill (and my imagination).

Mill #1
24 1/2 x 32 Oil on Canvas on Birch Panel   2017