Monday, April 18, 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016

"Good Morning Star Shine!"

Woke up not too long ago to this beautiful sunrise view from my art studio!
(Thought of song from rock musical Hair, "Good Morning Star Shine!")
So happy that new art gallery opened in my little town of Middleboro, MA.  True Grit Art Gallery.  Thrilled that some of my work was selected for the grand opening.

Fun to see some patrons at the art gallery opening checking out some of my art!
 Peace and Good Health in 2016!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

"Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!"


Same photos!  Different Year!
(Hope still funny!)


"Santa!"  Busy plein air painting!

Not the real Santa!
It's Me!

Hope to be painting more and blogging more in 2016!)

Merry Christmas Everyone!
Happy Healthy New Year!

Monday, November 30, 2015

"East Boston Harbor Swim!" Acrylic 9" x 12" Canvas

Started this work last summer.  Other commissioned paintings slowed down its progress.  Happy to finish it today!
Brings back many wonderful memories of my teenage years swimming off the old abandoned piers in East Boston!  Many of us use to swim across the harbor  to downtown Boston and back!!  So very dangerous! What were we thinking?! ("Hot fun in the summertime!" Sly And The Family Stone?)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

"Happy Thanksgiving!""




Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

In the USA we celebrate Thanksgiving with huge feasts to honor the friendship between the Wampanoags and The Pilgrims!
American football,  overeating, and the beginning of our holiday shopping season are also  important parts of our holiday festivities
Most important though is to give thanks for all the many blessings we have!
I am thankful for many things this year!  One of the things I am most thankful for is art and having so many wonderful art blogging buddies!
Thank you everyone!

(I posted these photos before.  Seem to be appropriate every Thanksgiving!)

"Go Eastie! Beat Southie!" Acrylic 18" x 24" Canvas

I was very fortunate to play high school football for East Boston High School!  On Thanksgiving we would always play a huge game agains our biggest rival, South Boston High!  In all my four years of high school we never beat them!
(EBHS players are in the Blue and Gold colors!)

Portico Protecting "Plymouth Rock" Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth Massachusetts, USA

Replica Of "Mayflower" Ship that took Pilgrims to the New World 1620!

Statue Of Wampanoag Chief Massasoit! High on hill overlooking Plymouth Harbor!
Massasoit and other Native Americans helped Pilgrims make it through their first very harsh winter in the New World.  Together they celebrated First Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

"Hanging Out East Boston Street Corner"

I recently finished this 24" x 36" canvas acrylic painting.   A labor of love for an East Boston client who wanted a nostalgic painting of hanging out with his friends "way back in the day!" Hard to do because of scarce reference material of the buildings and store fronts from the late 1950's and early 1960's! Client was very happy with the results.  Made him misty eyed!  Love the power of art!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

"Vive La France!"

Not painting much lately!  But I had to paint this very quick rendering of France's beautiful Tricolor!
So very, very sad!
Vive La France!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

August 7 USA National LIghthouse Day


Working on a commissioned work taking most of my time lately.
Posted some of these works a while back on another National Lighthouse Day!
Oil and Acrylic Canvas Varied Sizes!
Couple of Watercolors!
Love Lighthouses!











Monday, June 29, 2015

"I Am Back, Well Almost Back!"

Because of the pain caused by a severe shoulder injury I haven't been able to paint much  the last few months.
Paintings shown here are a little attempt to do some work despite the pain.  Hopefully on the mend soon!

"Boston" Acrylic 30" x 36" Canvas
(When in doubt always paint Boston Skyline again!)

"East Boston Neighborhood" Acrylic 30" x 36" Canvas
(Almost finished for client!  Injured shoulder hampering and slowing the progress!)

"Ocean" Acrylic CAnvas 24" x 30"
(Always feel like painting the sea!)

"Ocean" Acrylic Canvas 24" x 30"
( I could paint wild ocean scenes forever!)

Finally some spring in my little corner of the planet!

I so love all the seasons! Each certainly has its own beauty!

Almost a jungle!

Love this one!  Last winter this six foot high light pole was covered in snow!

Love red geraniums! Very patriotic

Had a little visitor last week!  Love this red fox!

Hope all are well!
Thanks for stopping by!
Please make my day and leave a comment!
Take care!
Michael

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day USA 2015


Painted and posted these two works last year for Memorial Day, USA!

Not painting much because of shoulder injury.  Slowly on the mend!


 Acrylic 12" x 24" Canvas


Mixed Media Acrylic Collage 12" x 24" Canvas

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Officially Spring?


March 21, 2015

First Full Day Of Spring In USA!

Officially Spring in the USA!
Somebody should notify the weather!
Woke this morning to more snow!
Boston broke all time snow record!  109.1 inches!
Not able to paint much lately!  Hurt my shoulder! Maybe too much snow shoveling and snow roof raking!
Hope to soon get to all my art blogging buddies' blogs to write comments.
Miss painting so much!
(Still love the snow!)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

"Snow" Acrylic 20" x 30" Canvas

"Snow" Acrylic 20" x 30" Canvas

 Heavy amounts of snow on roofs causing very dangerous situations in Massachusetts!  Many roofs have already collapsed due to the weight of the snow!  Photo of our house with workers shoveling snow off our roof!  Still love the snow but also so aware of its dangers and  problems!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

"Some Art And Some Snow!"




Art And Snow This Week!


"East Boston Neighborhood #1"
Acrylic 24" x 36" Canvas

Unfinished
Currently working on a few commissioned works of East Boston Cityscapes!
I love to do the same scene on two different canvas and experiment with various colors and techniques!


"East Boston Neighborhood #2"
Acrylic 24" x 36" Canvas

Unfinished


"East Boston Blue Subway Line"
Canvas Board 18" x 20"
Still working on this piece! 

"Colorful East Boston Triple Deckers"
Acrylic Canvas Board 18" x 20"
Unfinished!  
Recent record snow storms dropped almost  four feet of snow in our area in less than a week!
Another foot predicted over the weekend!

My brother-in-law's horse loves running in the snow! 

Our front door lantern!



Our snow covered road!
 This scene is of a huge wave crashing on a seawall on the South Coast of Massachusetts. Snow storms can be so very beautiful and so very dangerous!

One brave soul battled the elements to shovel off the snow from the Boston Marathon Finish Line! We Bostonians certainly think of this site as sacred ground!  I so love the idea that this man wanted to honor the finish line this way!


I  love firefighters!  
 Eerie not see any vehicles on the streets of Boston!

New England Patriots Superbowl Champions!







Beautiful! 


Beautiful!

Home Sweet Home!