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What a Difference!

It’s finally starting to look and feel like spring here in New England.  It’s seems like it was only a couple of weeks ago that we were knee deep in snow.  I was out walking today, and my favorite tree looks much different that it did when I talked about it last.  Things are shaping […]

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Somerville Museum Opening, Wall Spin and New Works

The opening reception this past Friday at the Somerville Museum was great!  The show entitled Artist’s Choice is a chance for the public to preview some of the artists participating in the upcoming Open Studios weekend. With close to 400 artists participating, the event is the largest open studio activity in the United States, and […]

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Gearing Up and Getting Ready

In just 16 days, Vernon Street Studios will be swimming with hundreds and hundreds of eager art lovers.  Somerville Open Studios is one of the first major events of spring and one of the biggest art events of the year. The studio building in which Gabriella and I do our work is one of the largest […]

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Mandalas, mandalas, mandalas!

The week ended on a good note.  I finished up the wood panel that I have been working on and dropped it off at the Somerville Museum this evening.  The Artist’s Choice Exhibit will be running from April 15 to May 13, and is a showcase for some of the local artists that will be taking […]

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Ripples, Echoes and Wrinkles

Ripple – Acrylic and Oil 16″ x 16″ It’s been a tough week here, but the only thing I can do is move forward and hope for better times ahead.  My focus in the studio this week was the above canvas and the wood panel that I have been working on.  The panel will be […]

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Week 10 – Fire in the Belly

It’s been another busy week here in Studio 6A of Vernon Street.  Since last Thursday’s post, I started a couple of new projects – a new wood panel and a small table for my friends Barbara and Stephen. The wood panel is 24″ x 48″ (61cm x 121.9cm) and will be displayed in the Somerville […]

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Capture the Moment

1968 “Portrait of Brian” by Damon Lehrer  I was at my figure drawing session the other night, and we all took turns at modeling for each other.  My figure studies mentor, Damon Lehrer, did the above quick sketch of me, and for some reason, it brought my mind back to the hand colored photo of myself that […]

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Signs of Life and a Slow Thaw

As a follow up from last week’s post, I am very happy to announce that my first appearance on the Wall Spin blog went up today.  I was offered the amazing opportunity to guest blog, and my posts will be up from time to time.  The chance to step beyond my own blog is a […]

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Scenes From Winter and Into February

We are still in the depths of winter here in Boston, and to add insult to injury, we had another 10″ inches of snow followed up by freezing rain.  Miss G and I were walking back from the studio last night, and she commented on how the landscape is starting to look surreal. We have […]

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Full Steam Ahead

As I silently slipped into my 43rd year this week,  I rewound in my mind all that is happened in the past year.  Yes, I did this briefly on January 1st as well, but this is always a little different. If I were to summarize all of my years, I can firmly say that the […]

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