Sunday, December 16, 2012

Fun Stuff

My music buddy Ron needed a second cameraman to film the Burt Teague Band at the Mohegan Sun Casino. My job was to simply roam around with a camera. I have never had the opportunity to be backstage in a large venue such as this. Great fun! The trumpet player seen in the pic's is another musician friend Dave Cafro.

Recent Work

Recent figurative work.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Trumpeter

Assembling parts for a work using the Langston Hughes poem "The Trumpet Player" as inspiration. This will be a full scale metal sculpture made alongside my students and my colleague Bob Burrington from MMS.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Figure Study

Figure Study, 9x12 oil

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Autumn in CT. This 9x12 painting is an oil sketch of my students drawing outdoors.


Sketchbook drawings from our trip to Belfast Maine over the weekend.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Painting on the Beach

Today was a beautiful October day. Flawless weather! I spent the morning on South Kingstown Beach creating a couple of oil paintings.

Halloween Window Painting

I spent the day hosting a Halloween Window Painting event in Mansfield. I ended up having more than 60 kids. It was whirling dervish fun!

Saturday, October 13, 2012


New Graphic I designed for my jazz duo.

New Project

Starting work on a new sculpture project which will is following inspiration from the Langston Hughes poem "The Trumpeter"

Classroom Work

Teaching the basic's. Evil eraser and Kat


Portrait work

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Figure Painting

Today's figure painting session in the Silver Circle Gallery downstairs studio. Approximately 1 hour for this one. I used some Utrecht bristle brushes which I liked very much. Also used Utrecht oil colors for the blues and greens. I liked the smooth feel while applying them. All in all a good session.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Dutch Harbor

Started this painting while hanging out in Dutch Harbor on Conanicut Island. I was struggling with the composition. I ended up adding a boat that wasn't originally there. In hindsight, this REALLY didn't work. I guess the problems were mostly because of painting outside and not being able to deal with the bright hot sun!

Sean Farrell Paintings

These are the oil sketches created by Sean Farrell during our paint session in which we posed for each other. It was 30 minutes for each one. Amazing work!

Home to Belfast

Brenden taking the painting back to Belfast where it was painted.

Drawing Session

I attended a drawing session in the Silver Circle Gallery basement studio with several other artists tonight. The model didn't show up so we posed for each other. The following portraits are of Karen Reid, Bud Cook, and Sean Farrell. Each drawing was 30 minutes

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Jamestown Again

Returned to Dutch Harbor on Conanicut Island again to see if I could make something out of this beautiful harbor. It has been an overcast day with the sun peeking in and out so it made for fast painting to capture the initial light. I am running low on paint and am completely out of blues such as Cobalt and Ultramarine. As a result it is forcing me to use a Windsor Newton Cerulean blue that I dug out from the bottom of my paint box. Luckily, it interacts nicely with the Utrecht Orange I am using.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Expanding out from Matunuck

My first paint session out of Matunuck in quite a while! Spent the morning painting in Jamestown. This painting is from Dutch Harbor. Last night's rain soaked all of my canvas and paint rags so I only had an 8x10 and a paper lunch bag to wipe my brushes.