Saturday, September 5, 2020

These five acrylic paintings are all from August, 2020. We returned to Stone Lion Studio West early in August. I hadn't painted much in the last 5 months, so I was raring to go. These paintings are in chronological order, top to bottom, and as you can see, I started out in abstraction and ended up retreating back into imagery.

The titles are: (top to bottom) Solar Event # 1, 2, and 3, Bumpy Road near a Woods,  and finally, Cape Cod Redux.







 

Sunday, August 16, 2020

This is an oil painting on gessoed paper of a raven at the Grand Canyon. It was done in 2016, in January, during our visit there. This painting can also be seen at the Stone Raven Studio blogsite. 


 

This is my most recent painting in August of 2020. It is a companion piece to Solar Event #1, and is called, unsurprisingly, Solar Event # 2.  Perhaps a whole series of these is to come. Once again, acrylic on paper. All three of the last paintings posted are 18x24 inches in size.


 

Thursday, August 13, 2020

This is the second completed painting at Stone Lion Studio West in mid-August of 2020. I call it: "Bumpy Road near a Woods". It is acrylic, marker, with some sand and dirt". 

 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

This is the first painting done at Stone Lion Studio West, in New Mexico, since we moved here permanently on August 1st of this year.  (11 days ago.)  I call the painting "Solar Event #1, August, 2020. Acrylic on paper. 18" x 24". Alas, Stone Lion Studio East is no longer since we sold the house with the attached studio. It had given me an opportunity to work larger. I will soon be seeking a similar larger space to create a new, improved Stone Lion Studio out here in New Mexico.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020


This is an oil painting from 2006.  I did it from a photo I took in 2004 on North Stradbroke (Straddie) Island, New South Wales, not too far off the coast from Brisbane, Australia.  I fondly remember this day at the beach with wife and youngest son who was on a study program in Australia at the time.

If you click on to enlarge, you can see people frolicking in the surf!



Friday, June 19, 2020


This is a second Jeffrey Mansion drawing from August, 2019, with the Columbus Urban Sketchers. Note the stone gazebo up on a terrace and a pitched event tent on the level below. I think this must be a popular park in the city of Bexley, Ohio