Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I am working on another pastel of the Bouquet river. My wife and I walk along rivers ,streams and even the seashore and often find little heart shaped rocks and pick them up. I had no idea there was one hidden in this wash of stones.
work in progress. 18x26in Pastel on sanded paper

Beach Road Boat Rack

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Main Pier, Sherwood Forest,MD

This was painted at the end of the day in late September between 3:30 and 5pm. The sun is backlighting the peninsula and the wind has kicked up a froth and taken all reflection away. It was a very satisfying day. In all the years of drawing and painting down here this is my first of the pier. I like how it juts out into the river in straight geometric shapes counterbalanced by (or even nestled in) the arm of the magnificent peninsula. One more site visit should finish it. 10x22in. Oil on panel

West Annapolis Artworks and Fine Framing

West Annapolis is a bright cheerful gallery space on a street filled with antique stores, coffeshops and boutiques away from the madding crouds of Main St.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Annapolis Plein Air Show

Three of my Sherwood Forest painting were accepted for the Annapolis Plein Air Show.
The Address of the Gallery is 4 Annapolis st.
2 blocks east of Navy Stadium.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Plein Air Paint Out

16 local plein air artists have been invited to paint for 16 hours on locations throughout Baltimore city. The artists are able to choose their 16 hours and paint between August 28th and September 11th.

View their results during the opening reception on September 12, 2010, from 4 to 7 PM. Show on display through September 25th

Artists include: Hai-ou Hou, Steward White, John Brandon Sills, Crystal Moll, Murray Taylor, Michael Gaudreau


Bill Wilson, Michael Gilbert, Barb Kiwak, Claudia Brooks, Bill Tamburrino, Michael Bare, Joanne Bare, Susan Graeber, Tim Kelly & Marshall Kinsely.

Crystal Moll Gallery 1030 South Charles Street Federal Hill Baltimore Maryland 21230

410-952-2843 fax 410-391-3166


WET PAINT ! plein air show in Baltimore at the Crystal Moll Gallery

Last week I got a call out of the blue to join in with 15 other plein air artists to paint anywhere in the baltimore city limits for only 16 hours. Two of the sites i discovered were Cylburn Park and Fort McHenry. I was really impressed with the austere beauty of the fort. What an oasis amid industry. I did 5 paintings in 3 days. This was my first "paint out" and way out of my comfort zone but I have to say I enjoyed the challenge and I discovered parts of the city I never would have visited.