Sep 9, 2014

The New American Landscape 2014

September 9, 2014
30 x 50 inches
oil on linen
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detail of painting
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Sep 2, 2014

Labor Day 2014

80 x 42 inches
oil on linen
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Aug 31, 2014

August 31, 2014

Change of Pace
54 x 32 inches
oil on linen
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Aug 28, 2014

August 27, 2014

On the Occasion of David's 80th
50 x 60 inches
oil on linen

Aug 26, 2014

August 26, 2014

18 x 48 diptych, oil on panel

Aug 15, 2014

August 15, 2014

August 15, 2014
80 x 72 inches
oil on linen
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Detail of paint surface

Aug 10, 2014

August 9th, 2014

36 x 48 inches, oil on linen
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Aug 6, 2014

August 5th 2014

August 5th, 2014
67 x 51 inches
oil on jute
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Jul 26, 2014

July 25, 2014

100 x 80 inches, oil on linen
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Jul 4, 2014

The 4th of July 2014

80 x 60 inches

oil on linen

More than a few years to finish
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Jun 4, 2014

June 24th, 2014

80 x 100 inches, oil on linen
detail of surface

Jun 1, 2014

June 1, 2014

30 x 40 inches
oil on linen

40 x 50 inches
oil on linen

May 8, 2014

Cinco de Mayo 2014

Cinco de Mayo 2014
48 x 48 inches sq.
oil on linen

Mar 29, 2014

The Beginning of Spring 2014

Beginning of Spring 2014
oil on linen, 56 x 48 inches

Feb 4, 2014

Jan 7, 2014

January 14th 2014

 January 14th 2014
oil on linen 72 x 60 inches

Nov 11, 2013

The New American Seascape

November 10th, 2013
40 x 52 inches, oil on linen

Aug 23, 2013

Musgrove Plantation Marsh, Early Dawn

Musgrove Plantation Marsh 2013
St. Simons, GA  
Oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches

Apr 30, 2013

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Apr 16, 2013

On exhibit at the William J. Nealon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Scranton PA

Headwaters of the Susquehanna River 2007
90 x 160 inches, oil on linen

Dec 11, 2012

The New Landscape December 2012

Oil on linen, 50 x 70 inches

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Aug 26, 2012

Homage to Rothko

40 x 57 inches, oil on linen

Jul 31, 2012

The New American Landscape August 2012

Painting in progress

The New American Landscape August 2012

The final version, 80 x 115 inches, oil on linen 
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Jul 30, 2012

On Inspiration

Dylan Thomas’ answer to the question, “Do you wait for a spontaneous impulse before writing a poem?”  was “No.  The writing of a poem is, to me, the physical and mental task of constructing a formally watertight compartment of words,” which sounds a lot different from seeking the muse of madness. Thomas was more in line with Charles Baudelaire, who defined “Inspiration” as, “Working everyday….”

Rilke’s remarks, originally made about Cezanne, “The further one goes, the more private, the more personal, the more singular an experience becomes, and the thing one is making is, finally, the necessary, irrepressible, and, as nearly as possible, definitive utterance of this singularity.”

Jul 18, 2012

July 18th 2012

The New American Landscape 2012
Oil on linen,  80 x 132 inches  
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Feb 3, 2012

Winter Studies

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oil on panel, all are 8 inches square

Jan 29, 2012

Point Lobos State Park

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Photographing in the the park with an 8 x 10 view camera in 1964, the salt spray ruined both the gears on my camera and aluminum tripod. Visited Ansel Adams later that day, spectacular experience all around. Friend David Backus photographed me out on the rocks.

Dec 22, 2011

Dec 21, 2011

Robert Haynes

Flamenco 1968
Gum print, 5 x 7 inches

Dec 8, 2011

Early this morning

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“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Johann Wolfgang von Geothe

Someone, I think Philip Guston, said that, if you’re an artist, every artist you’ve ever admired follows you into the studio. One by one, they leave. Finally you leave, too, and the work gets done.

A quote from artist Chuck Close,
"Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work."