Living Downtown

This painting was painted on two consecutive mornings August 12th and August 13th, 2021. It is painted from the alley behind one of the downtown streets in Mineral Point, WI. It is done with Acrylic pain on a square canvas. The interesting colors and the drama created by the many porches and stairs are what attracted me to the scene.


I painted my first nocturne paintings in 2017. Nocturnes are a challenge. There are physical challenges associated with the darkness and late hours. Colors are different and shadows are practically non-existent.

Sloatsburg Dam on the Ramapo River

This painting is acrylic on canvas. I began it during the Sloatsburg Plein Air event on May 16, 2021. Just ahead of where I stood, the water falls over the dam a distance of about 4 feet creating turbulence. The river bed has numerous rocks and some fallen trees that produce more turbulence. The location is secluded and has a magical feel.

Central Park Arch

The Central Park Arch depicted here is in the Northwest corner of Central Park and is part of a bridge made of tight fitting stones with no mortar. The stones are a dark, dark, grey– almost black when they are in shade and they are a very light grey with a hue similar to concrete when they are in the strong sun. I found the rocks very challening to capture correctly.

Plein Aire 2021

My plans for 2021 (as of today) include the following Plein Aire events:

Sloatsburg Plein Aire in Rockland County, NY 5/16/2021
Go Paint Chippewa Valley in North West Wisconsin 9/25 – 10/03/2021

Winter Trees

I painted this landscape from my mother’s studio window while visiting her one Christmas. The painting uses only a few colors because those were the only colors to be seen.