It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 2 months since I last posted.  This summer is flying by in a blur. It started with two collectors expressing interest in having me paint a specific view for them, i.e. two different paintings. I started one right away, a portrait of a brownstone in Park Slope, with a sketch:

Pencil sketch for brownstone painting

I started to work on this when the second commission came in for a painting of Nobska Lighthouse in Cape Cod, MA. Here’s my initial oil sketch (on the canvas to be painted):

oil sketch for Nobska Lighthouse painting

I made some headway with the brownstone portrait, and then packed up for a couple of weeks at an annual “Ad Hoc Artist Residency” in Woodstock, NY, in July. Our experience got written up in the local paper, the Woodstock Times.

While in Woodstock, among others, I painted this painting of the swimming pool in the yard:

Poolside, oil on canvas, 18"x24"

Being away in Woodstock was such a treat. Being in the Catskill Mountains meant that even with the heat wave that hit the Northeast, it was cooler there, especially in the evenings and I was able to paint (sweating) outside. I haven’t yet posted this painting to my website. I’ll be doing that soon.

More updates to come…