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 of 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!



Sunday, January 25, 2015

"Appeal To The Great Spirit!"


Acrylic Canvas Board 14" x 20"
I so love the statue of "The Appeal To The Great Spirit" in front of Boston's Museum Of Fine Arts!  I finally decided to paint it!  


i Pad
Thanks to Linda Roth I tried the i pad's app ArtRage to do a quick plein air of "The Appeal To The Great Spirit!"  Much fun! I so need to learn how to use all the wonderful painting tools!

Middleboro, MA, USA,  Nemasket River Winter 2015
First real snow of the season!  Only five inches of the beautiful white stuff!  Still enough to create an awesome winter wonderland.
(Huge North Easter predicted for later this week!  Maybe 0ne to two feet of snow!  Yippee!)

Middleboro, MA, USA, Nemasket River Fall 2014
I thought it might be fun and interesting to see the same scene but during a different season!  I feel so lucky to leave in New England where we have four beautiful seasons!



Thursday, December 25, 2014


Santa Plein Air Painting!




Hoping this photo is a funny this year as last year!
Have the best painting year ever for all my wonderful artist buddies!  Of course much joy, peace, happiness, and good health!
(Oh, the jolly guy in the photo is not the real Santa it's me!)
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Michael

Friday, December 12, 2014

"Snow Delma's Corner East Boston" Acrylic 16" x 20" Canvas BoardMe

Seasons Greetings!  Merry Christmas!  As teenagers we spent many a snowy evening on this street corner in East Boston, MA USA.  I did this scene quite a few times. First time with a bit of snow!  Happy Holidays everyone!  Peace.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

"Happy Thanksgiving Plymouth Massachusetts USA!"

 Thought I would post some photos of Plymouth Harbor to commemorate this year's Thanksgiving holiday!
(I may have posted some of these photos last year?)
"Sail Boats Off Cape Cod"  Acrylic 20" x 24" Canvas

"Bug Light Plymouth Harbor" Oil 16" x 20" Canvas


Replica of the Mayflower. Ship that took Pilgrims to the New World in 1620

Portico that holds "Plymouth Rock!" Plymouth Rock is a symbol of the actual landing of the Mayflower in 1620!
(Pilgrims first landed in what is now Provincetown, Massachusetts but left after realizing the sand was not good for farming.  Crossed the bay over to what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts!)
Me, a while back, after catching a Cod Fish in Plymouth Harbor.
At the time of the Pilgrims Cod Fish was so plentiful that the  bay and the local area was called Cape Cod! Sad to say now there is a problem with the depletion of Cod in the area.  Not sure why.  Many think over fishing.  Maybe even Global Warming? Scientists and Fishermen still working hard to explain and solve problem.

Seeing humpback whales off Plymouth is a wonderful sight!

"Bug Light" Popular light house in Plymouth Bay!  I painted this lighthouse many times and in many ways!

Statue Of Massasoit! Great Chief Of The Wampanoags.  The local tribe that helped the Pilgrims survive that very dangerous and difficult first winter! This beautiful statue stands high on a hill overlooking Plymouth Harbor!
(This famous statue was made by Cyrus E. Dallin, the same talented sculptor who created "Appeal To The Great Spirit" which stands in front of the Museum Of 
Fine Arts in Boston!)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

"Love A Rainy MFA Day!"I


Beautiful Heavy Pouring Rain In Boston Last Week! And I Loved Every Second Of It!
( While walking in the rain I was of course listening to Beatles "Here Comes The Sun" on my iphone!)

I couldn't find one of my brushes!  Too my amazement it fell perfectly aligned into the paint on my palette!  Even now a bit hard to locate the "camouflaged" art helper! Can you see it?  Notice I often use just the primary colors as a challenge to see if I can mix the paint I need!  Also less weight in my back pack!!!  I use the cotton swabs to "wipe off" areas of paint from the canvas! I love the water spray bottle.  I often spray water on the canvas while the paint is wet! So many wonderful things happen while the water drips over the wet paint! Not sure what I use the yellow paper clip for but fun to see it by itself on the table!

I am loving painting this East Boston Triple Decker over and over again!  I think I may have at least four finished works of this same subject!  For some reason lately I haven't been completing much art!  Fun and exciting to keep on going and see what happens!  I so love the process!
(Acrylic 16" x 20" Canvas)

Sometimes I like to work on a few paintings at the same time.  This work is slowly evolving into two subjects I love to paint,  the ocean and cityscapes.  I am not sure how it happens!  It just does!
(Acrylic 14" 16" Canvas Board)

Another example of letting my mind wander while taking a break from other paintings! An art buddy of mine did the background!  She was planning on discarding it but instead asked me to do something over it!  Fun way to pass some time!  (Kind of a Halloween / Fall theme?)  May do more when I need a "break!"
(Acrylic 14" x 16" Canvas Board)

I so love taking the subway to the MFA!  Always some wonderful street musicians making beautiful music!  These two young men were playing some early fantastic Beatles tunes!  Of course many of the commuters missed their trains to stay and listen!  I love when everyone claps at the end of their songs.  Of course I am usually the one leading the applause!

"Delmas" Street corner in East Boston!  Another version of a neighborhood corner where my high school buddies and I "hung out!"  This too is not yet finished!  I am not one to be overly concerned about "finishing" a work.  Not sure why!  But I guess in the big picture it is of little concern.  I have been painting this work over and over again.  I so love a "layered" effect.  This painting started off as a daytime scene but now there is no question in my mind it will be a night scene.  I didn't plan on it but notice the glow of light in lower front of building?  I will add a street lamp soon as a light source! Thinking of adding some images of teenagers singing "Doo Wop Songs" from way back in 
the day!
In the USA Thanksgiving is coming!  A great holiday to stop and ponder and be thankful!  I am thankful for so many things!
Paint on!
(Acrylic 16" x 20" Canvas Board)
































Sunday, November 16, 2014

Art By Susan Smolensky And Martine Alison Boston MA USA




So very, very happy to go to Boston's International Art Show and see so many great works of art!  Especially thrilled to see great art by fellow art bloggers Susan Smolensky and Martine Alison!


In Boston to see the International Art Show!

Mall in front of venue for Boston's International Art Show.
Entrance To Boston's Historic Cyclorama Building Site Of International Art Show.

Old Photo Of Boston's South End Historic Cyclorama Building Site Of International Art Show.
Thrilled to see wonderful art by Susan Smolensky, top left, and Martine Alison, bottom left!

Wonderful art by fantastic artist and fellow art blogger, Martine Alison!

More great art by wicked awesome artist and art blogger, Susan Smolensky!