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With many aspects of life on hold, there is more time than ever before to experiment with art. My goal is to try something new with each painting so I may grow as an artist . Here are a few of the works I have made during the shutdown. Hoping that it won’t be too much longer before galleries reopen but for now creating goes ahead.

These two very different images– one 9×12 and the other 17×22 were based on photos I took of a nearby cove in my hometown of Stonington, Connecticut, from vantage points mere yards away from each other. One was taken in thick fog and the other on a clear day just after sunset. I’m lucky to live in such a beautiful place with vistas that evolve daily and even hourly providing an endless supply of inspiration.

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Spring is here and with it comes the start of the May to October art show season. Juices are flowing and I’m alternating between land and sea.

This week, I’ve switched back and forth between two projects that represent the yin and yang of my artistic impulses. The portrait of my niece, Dana has kept me fixated on the most minor tone changes and drawing details that tease but will never satisfy my puzzle-craving nature.  For respite, I dove into this larger but much more freeing landscape.  The portrait is a little 9 x 12 number that has tested my vision and minusule brush control and has absorbed a large part of many days while the larger 12 x 16 landscape called for larger brushes bolder gambles.  I’ll wait another day to decide what changes remain and when I will relieve myself the temptation to go back in by pouring the final resin coating on each.  Whatever happens, it has been fun!