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Spirit of the Waters

Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) was best known for his over life size sculpture of a seated Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial. There is a lot more to French as seen at the Boston Athenaeum. Included in the show is an array of models and studies from Chesterwood, in Stockbridge. The maquettes (a sculptors sketch) range in size from 5 to 50 inches. I was particularly taken by “Spirit of the Waters”. Here is my version of a sketch of a sketch.


Sketch of Spirit of the Waters – acrylic on carton board – 11×14

Cantaloupes 2016 – 10-28

Still life of cantaloupes of class.


oil on panel – 10×10


Class assignment – still life with stuffed animals. First, a  grisaille underpaintingwas painted.


grisaille of Sharkplaydo


Sharkplaydo – oil on panel – 12×12


Fall Color at Tower Hill

The fall leaves at Tower Hill Botanical Garden were in full regalia. The extra added bonus was that it was 78 degrees!!


Pine at Tower Hill – oil on panel – 10×10

Still Life with Bags


Still Life with Bags – walnut ink on paper – 11×11

To the Boat Ramp – plein air


To the Boat Ramp – oil on panel – 10×10


Coffee and Milk

Class – take two white coffee cups and fill one with milk and one with coffee and milk.


oil on carton board – 10×10 – 2016 10-7


oil on carton board – 10×10