Exploring Boston through the eyes of an artist

This past weekend some of my paintings were on display at Hawthorne Fine Art’s booth at The Boston International Fine Art Show. So I decided to checkout the show , this being my first time in Boston, I also  wanted visit all the wonderful museums and beautiful  sites this old city has to offer.
Here are some Images of my work and some lovely historic works from the Hawthorne Fine Art display at the Boston international Fine Art Show:
Charles Henry Gifford (1839-1904)
My Paintings At The Show
In addition to attending the Boston International Show. Erik and I also enjoyed The Museum of Fine Art in Boston, they have a superb collection  and in addition to this currently have a show on White Mountain Landscape Painting. here are some images taken at the museum:

Great Ionic columns at the museum
Asher B. Durand
George Inness
exploring one of the lovely period rooms
Thomas Doughty (1793-1856)
Sanford Gifford, “Mount Chocorua”

    Our trip to Boston was lovely and I highly recommend visiting to anyone interested in beautiful Art, Architecture and Culture.


Thanks for reading….






Artwork Featured in the Boston International Fine Art Show this weekend!

  If anyone is in the Boston area this weekend consider checking out this wonderful event! Enjoy fine food, delicious wine, festive music, and of course an array of historical and contemporary fine art.

My artwork will be included in the show represented by Hawthorne Fine Art.

November 15-18, 2012

The Cyclorama

At The Boston Center for The Arts, 539 Tremont Street, in the South End

New England’s Premier Show and Sale
of Contemporary and Traditional Fine Art

40 Outstanding Galleries
from the
 United States and Europe

Paintings • Works on Paper • Sculpture
Photography • Fine Prints • Mixed Media

 Friday 1pm – 8pm | Saturday 11am – 8pm | Sunday 11am – 5pm

Admission $15, under 12 Free
Tickets available at the door.

Demonstration of Underpainting to Glazing at Saint Anselm College

Setting up for the Demo

    Thank you to everyone who made it to the artist talk and demonstration! It was an honor to have the opportunity to discuss my process and show my work  at such a prestigious venue.  I would also like to send out a deep thank you to  Fr. Ian MacLellan for making the whole exhibition possible, and Jennifer Krieger who represents my work at Hawthorne Fine Art for making this possible.  I have decided to do a blog post illustrating the moon painting demo I did this past Thursday.


Once the drawing is sketched in and I know where I want the moon to be placed, I start to paint the band of sky directly around the sphere of the moon. This color tends to be a light blue color with hints of red and orange.  Once this band is complete. I build out with progressively darker and warmer bands until I feel the gradation of the sky is right in value and hue.

30 min. demo. of moon underpainting

Once the
Underpainting is done I progress to the Glazing phase on a separate panel…

demo of underpainting brought through glazing


Here I am rubbing the tonal glaze over the whole picture
color of tonal glaze


And just give you an idea
here is an image of the glaze on a piece of clear plastic. look at it in comparison to the white panel!



the same underpainting with tonal glaze
another example of a moon underpainting












I had a wonderful time explaining the glazing process.  It was a lovely event. Here are just some photos of the space and show…….

Thank you for reading! And if you would like to check out the show it will be up from now until early December.

Painting Demo and Lecture at Saint Anselm College

This Thursday at 4pm at the Chapel Arts Center at Saint Anselm College. I will be discussing and demonstrating , the techniques of traditional landscape. I will walk through the process of transitioning from the Dead Color Under-painting to the final Glazing and Scumbling.

In this demo specifically I will be approaching “How to paint a Nocturnal Landscape- a Moon Scene”. It should be a wonderful event!

 All Are Welcome! 

Thursday , Oct. 25th at 4pm

at the Chapel Arts Center

Saint Anselm college