2015 Open Studios

My door will be open.

Fenway Studios Annual Open Studios

November 14 & 15

30 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA 02215

11am – 5pm, studio 103

Bring a friend and enjoy tooling around the historic Fenway Studios – lots of wonderful art and conversation.

If you can, we ask that you bring a non-perishable food item for our food drive to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank.

See you!

TM8584 Looking Up 36x30 oil on panel

TM8584 Looking Up 36×30 oil on panel

Young (bold) Lily

TM8430 Young Lily 12x12 oil on panel

TM8430 Young Lily 12×12 oil on panel

The yellow lilies  arrive like a tight, yellow fist thrusting out of the water, as if to say “Here I am, you better be ready!”  I am, with my zoom lens and soggy sneakers. The feeling of density and lush growth around the lily is equally important to capture. The painting is based on a photo of the flower, and a sequence of photos documenting the lily pads over time. The yellow ribbon around the edges grows more pronounced as the pads age, eventually turning brownish red and almost violet. The upturned pad in back, probably pushed aside by another emerging bud, is another common sight at the pond. Add a scattering of duckweed and summer’s enthusiasm is clear. Enjoy!

Family Portrait

TM8424 Family Portrait 12x12 oil on panel

TM8424 Family Portrait 12×12 oil on panel

Family – it’s everything and everywhere. I started with a painting of the middle-aged white lily, but she seemed to be asking that I include the soon-to-open bud behind her. So I did. Come visit her at:

Fenway Studios Annual Open Studios, November 16 & 17, 2013. More info at the open studios page in the menu at top. And bring a friend!

Water Lily Studies

While work on the large pondscape paintings continues, I like to set aside time for experimenting  with new approaches to details like the flowers, and investigating possible alternative compositions. These small oil on prepared paper studies can be seen (and will be available for sale) at Opening Our Doors with the Fenway Alliance, and at the Annual Fenway Studios Open Studios on November 16 & 17, 2013 (at Fenway Studios, 30 Ipswich Street, Studio 103, Boston, MA 02215). Additional water lily studies are in the Portfolio: 6×6 oil on paper page in the menu at the top of the page.

Opening Our Doors – Fenway Alliance with Fenway Studios

I will be joining Fenway Studios and the Fenway Alliance for Opening Our Doors, an afternoon of art and fun in Boston’s Fenway Neighborhood Monday, October 14, from noon to 4pm. Come visit me at the studio and be among the first to see selections from the new Pondscape Series, including small lily studies on paper.

TM8371 Late August Lilies 36x40 oil on panel

TM8371 Late August Lilies 36×40 oil on panel

October 14, 2013, noon to 4PM

30 Ipswich Street, Studio 103, Boston, MA 02215

Walking distance to Boston’s Gardner Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, art schools and music conservatories – Fenway Studios is close to the Convention Center Subway Stop on the Green Line