Yearly Archives: 2014

I’m ready for visits.

Those of you who have been following the progress of my move from VA to CT know that it has been a slow process. Ive done as much as I can for this season and the studios are ready for me to get back to work.

I know it’s a trip for most of you but you just need a reason to head north instead of south. 🙂  I’d look forward to your visit. Stay in touch through my website and let me know if you need more photos of anything in case you want to add a piece to your collection..

Double Header: New website and a front page article on my move.

I invite you to check out my new web site. This is a work in progress, like most of my work, so any comments that can improve it will be appreciated . 8248831 I’d like to thank Alec Johnson of the Republican-America for a well written introduction. 65000 people now know there is a new guy in town . Click here to read “Burgeoning Arts Scene“.

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The painting studio is finally ready for work.

What I thought would take two weeks ended up taking two months but the painting studio is finally ready for work.


The piece on the easel was where I left off so many months ago when the packing for this move began, The skeleton remains the same but I’ll be willing to bet that the final result will change as my environment has changed and that affects the work. Getting started again will take some time. I’ll begin with sketches and maquettes.

After going for so long without creating anything but this building, it’s like a runner. You don’t begin where you left off. You have to find the rhythm and get back in shape.

As usual I’ll spend a lot of time looking at that 3D piece before I attack it. In between times a lot of sketches will end up in the waste basket;  but it begins again… now

The painting studio is almost ready for new work.

If you recall the room where I decided to construct my painting studio started out looking like this.


I thought the job would take two weeks but it ended up taking two months. When the crew was finished it looked like this,


As soon as the electricians had mounted the ceiling fixtures I began to move my supplies into the studio. I still haven’t found all of them but they are packed in the barn… somewhere.


As of this morning this is working out very well.


The light ,day and night, is beautiful.


I will have a mix of paintings and personal stuff on the walls and then I get back to work. That piece on the easel, still in bubble pack , is where I left off when I was in Virginia, I’m willing to bet that it will turn out differently but the skeleton is there.

I’m getting too wrapped up in this renovation.

If you have been following the progress you know that the studio is coming along. The roof has now been redone.

The inside has been insulated.



And the sheet-rock guys were supposed to come in on Monday to close the walls up. I opened the barn early and was ready for them. 9AM comes and I figure they are at the yard picking up materials. 10 AM comes and I start emailing my contractor. “Where are the men???” 11AM I give up and send an annoying email about wasting the day.

At noon I get an email back from the contractor,


It’s Sunday. See you at 8:30 tomorrow.

Funny as that was it was embarrassing as well…it had never occured to me that it might not be Monday. I even checked the NY Times on the internet to make sure it was actually Sunday.. Yep it is Sunday all right.

My apology was accepted . 🙂