June 22, 2015

Gunther Schuller composer


Pulitzer Prize winning composer, jazz musician, teacher, and author Gunther Schuller died this June 21, 2015, to Beethoven's Ode to Joy that played by his deathbed. He combined classical and jazz in his compositions and performances and coined the term “Third Stream” for music that incorporated elements of both.
I had the pleasure of meeting him and doing this portrait for a project a number of years ago. Besides being a multi-talented person, he was a wonderfully pleasant and respectful gentleman. 
His music will play on...

Charcoal, 11.5" x 18," $250.

June 9, 2015

Babies take a bow


That time of year again.
Recitals.
When babies take a bow.
A showcase of little ones in tutus and tiaras.
One goes one way, one goes another... Some collide. 
Petals fly.
Nothing in sync but their levels of adorable.

Pastel "Simone's Bow" 24" x 18" Commission [Texas]





May 21, 2015

Honor

Little painting - BIG meaning.
On the sands of our beach:
2 military men stand at attention.
A band plays.
A cannon fires.
A wreath is put out to sea.
Honor for men and women who lost their lives serving our country. 
A poignant moment.
A Memorial Day.

[West Beach, Beverly Farms, MA]

Pastel, 5x7, $75.

May 6, 2015

STOP and smell the roses


6 years ago I did this painting of a local greenhouse.
6 years later it is gone. 
Once overflowing with flowers of every color and hue, and size, and perfume;
now it is a rubble of wood, dirt, and death.
On this day I am forced to face the fragility of beauty, the passing of time, and heed the reminder that we must always "stop and smell the roses". 

Watercolor, 8x10, $150.


May 4, 2015

Cranberry Bog view

Cranberry Bog [strip]
Pastel, 30 x 10 fine art print
[Original sold]
$125 + shipping, insurance [$18.]

April 28, 2015

The beach is back

The snow and ice have melted to sea. 
A pastel of peach warms the sand; the water; the sky. 
Not a sound is heard- but for a seagull above. 
Our beach is back.

West Beach, Beverly Farms, MA

Watercolor, 30 x 11, 1994

April 7, 2015

Many years: Many places






Captured time travel from
‘home sweet home’, 
to the west, 
on a European ‘Grand Tour,’
to Island oases, 
& finally home again. 

Exhibit thru April 29, 2015
Beverly Library, 32 Essex Street, 
Beverly, MA




March 25, 2015

March Winds


Goodbye March.
Goodbye winds?
Goodbye snow?
Goodbye coats?
Goodbye cold?
Goodbye.


Pastel, 5x7
SOLD- New York

March 17, 2015

Snowball

We made the snow record in Boston!
Now I can't wait till the day when there is one snowball left.
And we see the ground again.

Pastel, 5x7, $50.

February 24, 2015

Architectural Runway-Oscar 2015 red carpet


Architecture on the red carpet.
Ladies on a red pedestal, molded of alabaster and marble, a draped detail, pearl molding, a croset structure, a banded column, and a fleuron.

All Caryatids [sculpted female figures] ready for the podium.


Pastel, 10x8, $150.
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