About Me

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I was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. My educational history is as follows: Long Beach High School, School of Visual Arts, C.W.Post College, M.A. in Humanities, Hofstra University. A two year stint in the U.S.Marine Corps as a illustrator eased my entrance into civilian life as a commercial artist in N.Y.C. My teaching career of twenty five years began at the State University in Farmingdale, N.Y. and ended as a Professor of Fine Arts at Herkimer County Community College, where I was awarded The New York State Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. I now paint full time in Portland Maine where I live with my wife Sharon. I paint all subjects from portraits to landscapes but I especially love painting the sea. Last year marked the end of forty straight years of teaching workshops on Monhegan Island, Maine, I now conduct three day classes in Kennebunkport every spring and fall. My work can be seen at The Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset, Me., Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, Me.,Camden Falls Gallery, Caamden, Me. and here in my studio in Portland. I am a signature member of The American Watercolor Society and the New York State Watercolor Society.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Rocks And Sea at Prouts Neck

I found these rocks just as you see them at Prouts Neck. Yes, the same Prouts Neck where Winslow Homer had his studio.
I made up the sea around the rocks as the ocean was very calm on that particular day.
It's a rather large painting at 24x36 oil on linen stretched canvas.

October Snow

Snow in October make for great painting opportunities as we can work the warm colors of the gold and red leaves against the cool shadows in the snow.
Everything in the scene is exactly as it was in nature, however I invented the stream. 
The painting was done on a 18x24 oil primed linen canvas board.