Thursday, March 21, 2013


Charlie.    5x7"    oil on panel     2000

Charlie was a model at Boston University when I was a student there.  He came and sat for me one winter day.  I borrowed the red backdrop from my friend Gabe, and I remember really enjoying the reflection of the red on his skin.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Waiting for spring

8x10"   oil on Panel    2000

It's mid-March and we just got 6" of snow (or more) here in the Northeast.
I thought this painting captured the spirit of how we are feeling around here today.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

Tomie on the other side of the brush

6x6"   oil on paper   study of Tomie dePaola   spring 2012

I first met Tomie about 15 years ago in Provincetown at the William Scott Gallery. He was buying one of my paintings  (it was a portrait of Sigrid Undset, a norwegian author we both admired).  Tomie is best known for his books for children. (he's written about 250 books including Strega Nona, 26 Fairmont ave, The Art lesson.... and the list goes on and on)  We struck up a friendship that day and have been in touch with each other ever since.  Sometimes a year or two will go by before we see or hear from each other but he is always there. About a year ago I drove up to NH to his house and painted this little portrait. 
Last week Tomie skyped with my son's 1st grade class, it was SO FUN!  He is a good guy, and 
I hope this painting catches the goodness in him. 
Thank you Tomie!