Painting With Acrylic

Fishing boat high and dry waiting for the tide

Waiting the Tide

Acrylic on Canvas 24″ X 18″

While vacationing in Canada, I came across this scene in Digby Harbor, Nova Scotia.

The tidal fall is 40 ft. in places and this boat crew was probably waiting there for the next high tide to float their fishing vessel


Acrylic on Canvas 24″ X 18″

While on break from a job, I walked around the docks of Portsmouth NH and came across this late afternoon scene. I had my camera with me and it was in movie terms “The Golden Hour” when the sun is low on the horizon and casts a warm softer light than at other times in the day

Lotus Garden

Acrylic on Fiber Board 28″ X 23″

This is a garden of Lotus plants growing in an old mill race in Wickford, Rhode Island. These incredibly beautiful plants are are quite large. The leaves can be more than two feet in diameter with blossoms over a foot and a half wide when fully open. The dried seed pods are also quite striking in appearance and are often used in dried flower arrangements


Acrylic on Canvas 24″ X 18″

This is undeveloped land in the North West corner between Rhode Island and Connecticut. It’s a very picturesque area full of marshes, woodlands and abundant wild life. There is a rich cultural history there with rural, architectural and life styles dating back to early Colonial America and beyond

Shells tableau

Acrylic on Canvas 24″ X 18″

My wife would occasionally create small tableaux around the house which I often felt drawn to translate into painting

heron on the pawtuxet

Acrylic on Canvas 24″ X 18″

I was drawn to this scene by the beautiful display of color splashing all around this peaceful Heron poised on the bank of the river seemingly also enjoying the view

Glens falls ny bridge

Acrylic on Canvas 24″ X 18″

A slowly crumbling stone bridge seen somewhere around Glens Falls N.Y. I’m always attracted to scenes where nature is reasserting it’s authority over what man once dominated. I call these scenes “Ecotones”

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