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.