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"Sheriff's Pond"

“Sheriff’s Pond”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

It was close to sunset when I settled down to paint the pond. A breeze and the cool temperature helped me to work fast as the sun’s rays slowly left the far shore. I had to wear my gloves, which has become unusual this winter. But, it was a good work out for me trying to keep my brushes in constant motion and capturing the softness of the evening view…

"Sengekontacket Pond Marsh"

“Sengekontacket Pond Marsh”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

Sengekontacket is an American Indian name meaning “at the bursting forth of the tidal stream”. This is a large Great Pond held in check by a long narrow and curved barrier beach between it and the Vineyard Sound. As storms and tides opened and closed this pond to the sea occasionally during a year, two permanent openings were finally dug. They were lined with stone jetties, and bridges were erected. Both bridges, the road and the bike path over them are just out of view to the right. Much more pond is to the left and straight beyond the pines. In waning winter sunlight, these marsh grasses glow among the bushes in the foreground and the dark shapes of the pines beyond…

"Into Nashaquitsa"

“Into Nashaquitsa”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $595.00 USD

Searching for dried milkweed pods to paint for the foreground in a larger piece, I walked down to the waters edge to uncover today’s subject. It was dead low tide, quiet and still as I began to capture the landscape on my canvas. Three fast flying ducks navigated through the narrows a foot above the water as I worked. They quickly passed within feet of me with whistling feathers and mild peeps as their wings worked overtime…

"Eel Pond 1892"

“Eel Pond 1892″, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8”, oil on canvas panel. $595.00 USD

In 1892 this was the northwestern most edge of Eel Pond in Edgartown, Mass. The southeastern most corner was and still is about where the houses stop on the left of the far shore. 120 years of storms and Nor’Easters have eroded away, opened, and pushed the eastern edge of the pond into itself. A small, sheltered anchorage for shallow draft boats is all that is left of the once large saltwater great pond…

"Sandplain Dunes"

“Sandplain Dunes”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

I went off the path to find this location. The dunes were the highest landmark along this flat sandplain. As it went down, the sun gave its warmth and color to the winter landscape. I stayed out until I found myself working in the moonlight…

"Pond Path"

“Pond Path”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

I scouted this spot weeks ago, but hadn’t found a good and sunny day to come back until now. This is along the edge of a finger of Tisbury Great Pond at Sepiessa in West Tisbury…

"Cranberry Bog"

“Cranberry Bog”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

I painted here in late afternoon light over two years ago. Driving by the other day, I couldn’t resist creating it again in morning light with the tree shadows rippling across the drive…

"Out Of Service"

“Out Of Service”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

Sometimes I go out to paint a subject I have seen before, but come back with a completely different composition. I haven’t left the sky out of an image recently and I like the low view angle with not even the top of the horizon showing…

"Awash Behind The Dunes"

“Awash Behind The Dunes”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. USD $595.00

This creek behind these dunes is where I sometimes catch blue claw crabs. I began this painting 2 weeks ago. When I went back to finish it the meadow in the foreground was completely submerged with water. Usually by this time the ponds connected by the creek have been opened to the sea and the levels are much lower. I was glad I began this when I did…

"Cloud Break"

“Cloud Break”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

It felt like snow, but was just thick, tight clouds. I think they look denser in the winter air than in summer. When they leave, it really makes the sky brighten up in comparison…

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