The COLOR of Color

The COLOR of Color

Today was a day of dreary grey clouds and with the temperature around 52F all day, it was winter. I used colors right out of the can to finish a painting that had many unconscious references to Schoodic Point and Frenchman Bay. I needed color in the worst way to fight...
My “Shuttered” Life of March and April 2020

My “Shuttered” Life of March and April 2020

While much of the population is dealing with a world of social isolation and surreality, I go about the days much as usual. As an artist, write and now, composer, I really spend most hours alone, usually with my faithful Great Dane Montague. None of what I do is...
Jonathan’s Dream (London Mist)

Jonathan’s Dream (London Mist)

This is an unusual painting as it is a double dream in a way, based on one of the Rolls-Royce Silver Spurs which I owned for a decade. “Montague,” as I named the gold 1982 Rolls, had the original brown leather interior; the wood door sills needed re-varnishing (which...
The Camera of the Mind

The Camera of the Mind

Although I use a digital camera to record what I think of as “notes” in long shots and close ups, I am a mental camera that stores an infinite amount of data. In my university and college lectures, I used to pretend that I was a camera taking stills, by...
So, Where do You Live?  An Artist’s World

So, Where do You Live? An Artist’s World

Marcel Proust wrote quite a long time ago that various scents would trigger a connection to things in our past…that a particular perfume or fragrance could connect us to a forgotten experience. This is also true of visual “reminders” as well....
Some Thoughts about this “Holy” Place

Some Thoughts about this “Holy” Place

For some reason, I kept thinking of the mid 19th century Hudson River painters these last few days. After all, it was Thomas Cole ( whose panoramic “Voyage of Life” captivated me years ago, and still does), who really made Mt. Desert and Acadia known to...