Tuesday, April 10, 2018

foxwoods mural

Recently Kate Gennelly and I were commissioned to bring the outdoors in, for the relocation of a tree house themed arcade at Foxwoods Casinos in Connecticut.  We painted a pictoral setting, walls to ceiling, of  a large entry space to the main arcade, in the manner of being up in a treehouse, looking at the landscape of the surrounding rolling hills.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

S'more Trees...

On  point with the current cosmic trend for more trees in my artistic journey,  this is my effory towards
our GJWP monthly challenge, which was, guess what, on the subject of tree, or trees...  This is how 
mine developed...

"Waiting". 14" x 18" acrylic.   Of a tire swing that is along a favorite kayak paddle of mine in Maine;
Early fall, when a swing and a plunge into the lake would be a little cooler with each passing week.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


After painting murals together for five years or so, Kate Gennelly and I decided on a name for our duo of  "Tandem Murals".  Lately our commissions have been all about trees, green, and growth, which bodes well I think.  Recently we were asked to paint two companion canvases of trees, based on the idea of a series the client had seen in a corporate office.  We've been experimenting with incorporating metallic paints in the work for awhile, and the client wanted a neutral pallette in accordance with the room, so we started with a soft. Brush-stroked, gradient background.

We then painted two related, but distinct trees, silhoutted in carbon black...
Mine is on the left, Kate's on the right,  the otherworldly purple at their base is from the
reflected blue daylight coming in from set of french doors opposite.  This is another
enchanting thing about using a metallic ground, the look of the pieces change with the light.

Here they are installed, custom work for a lovely space...

Thursday, February 2, 2017

"stooges Ascending"

When Kate Gennelly were doing our master copy mural of "The Creation", we looked at a lot of Michelangelo's work to get a feel for it.  The client we were working for was very fond of the 
Three Stooges, and there were several images of them in the house.  I noticed in one of the books, that one of the many figures that adorn the Sistine Chapel was pretty much a dead ringer for Larry.
And so this idea was born.

                                 "Stooges Ascending",  "18 x 24",  Acrylic on Panel


Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Sweet Little Peace

 A sweet little piece, about peace, of a lone paddler who appeared out of the fog near the end of the season off the dock at Watchic lake;  just enough and no more...

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


This is my most recent Watchic reflection painting.  Again, I was fascinated by the perfect peaceful balance of that evening;  The glowing light of the sunset offset against the darkness of incoming weather.  I loved the ink-blot quality and unusual puzzle piece shapes as an abstract design.  The setting out and eventual removal of the water slide at the edge of the point of land to the left is one of many changes around the lake that signify the beginning and end of the season....

                                      "Above and Below"  "18x24"  Acrylic on panel


Sunday, July 3, 2016


Here are some views of two paintings that will be up for silent auction at the Watchic Lake Association annual meeting on the 9th.  The funds will go to help maintain the environmental quality of beautiful
Watchic lake.   Details are at watchiclake.org

                                          "Gone Fishin" "12x18" acrylic on panel



                                        "American Dream"  "24x30" Acrylic on canvas
The colors in this piece are a bit darker and richer than appears here.  The light has a way of catching  
                            on the texture and finish of the canvas in photographs...