Milk House and Walnut Tree

Milk House and Walnut Tree 12x16

The end of September was warm and dry in the Dordogne, France. We set up our easels where we could in the dusty, strong light. The abandoned farm buildings and sparse shade caught my imagination.

“Milk House and Walnut Tree”, oil on linen, American Impressionist Society Inaugural AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase Juried Exhibition, 2017.


There was a lot of wind and movement in the day, spring in the air.  I found a view of the barns, the sun glinting off of their roofs. Wet earth and slow shadows sat in the yard. “Barns”, oil on linen, 14″ x 18″, Best of Show, BSSS Queen City …

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Looking Forward

I’m looking forward to spring after days in the studio and painting outside in the cold. I painted this in the studio from the inspiration of a small outdoor sketch I did last summer. They are walking in the water in the warmth of the sun. “Two Surfers”, oil on linen, …

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Gunston Cove

As we motored around to find a fishing spot the winter chill and waning light enveloped everything. We anchored in a quiet cove and I set my paint box on my lap. I focused on the cool/warm relationships of the scene as the red signal light appeared brighter and brighter …

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Boat Launch

Sunset along the water always calls out to me.  After a long, hard day of painting in the heat this summer, I set up my easel at the mouth of a cool river. I focused on the compositional elements of the ever-changing scene, but, allowed the mood to be my …

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