The Side Eye (almost finished)

I’ve been avoiding the studio (or, going to the studio but not really accomplishing anything). I have this commission that must be finished tonight so that I can hang it at Christopher’s in the morning, to replace one there that is being delivered to its home in NY. As I’ve written before, the music fromContinue reading “The Side Eye (almost finished)”

The Side Eye, on the Easel

A bit of a departure from my usual type of subject, but her expression made me laugh.  Sometimes with commissions, it takes a while to find (or take) just the right photo; but not so, with Lucy.  The side-eye is an expression that she is known and loved for. Just need to do all thatContinue reading “The Side Eye, on the Easel”

Clay and the Swissy Snooze

Christopher’s on Mass Ave in Cambridge is one of my favorite restaurants; not just because the food is always local and great, but because the artwork they exhibit on the walls is always local and great.  So, I was happy to have my work among those accepted for a 6-week stint, there. I needed toContinue reading “Clay and the Swissy Snooze”

On Vulnerability

Last week, I attended a conversation between Krista Tippett (many know her from NPR’s On Being) and poet David Whyte which centered around the theme of vulnerability.  With Tippett’s recent Civil Conversations project, vulnerability was approached more as an experience of engaging in political discussions with those whose choice we don’t understand, but the wordContinue reading “On Vulnerability”

Baxter, sketch

Once a painting of Baxter was commissioned, I started following his goofy and lovable expressions online, to get a better feel for his personality.  A true snow dog, he is happiest when surrounded by the white stuff, and this painting will show him in his true glory, snow capping his head and muzzle.  Now that the basic outline isContinue reading “Baxter, sketch”