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Dawn of the Wet Dogs

Dawn of the Wet Dogs
Wet Dogs at Dawn, oil on canvas, 12"x12" Early morning - before 5 - we arise to get the dogs on the beach and off again before it gets ...

From Little to Big

From Little to Big
Vanguard, jigsaw reduction woodblock print, 16"x24" A couple of days ago, I told you about a plein air painting from 2008 that inspired two sm...

A Decade-Old Idea

A Decade-Old Idea
Point of Impact, white-line woodcut, 4"x6" Way back in 2008, I painted this: Crash Below, oil on canvas, 11.5' x 16" These rocks a...

Seizing the Sunset

Seizing the Sunset
Appledore Spray, jigsaw reduction woodblock print Inspired by the oil painting, After a Delicious Dinner on Appledore Island.       ...

White-line Woodcuts (Almost) Out of Reach

White-line Woodcuts (Almost) Out of Reach
Exhibition Catalog from the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, Washington. Cover print: On Puget Sound, Elizabeth Warhanik (1880-1968), white-line ...

All's Well That Ends with a Seascape

All's Well That Ends with a Seascape
 Reference for Appledore Spray, oi on gessoed board, 8"x8" The cacophony of gulls singing praises to the dawn means that sleeping in on Appledor...

Leaving It In

Leaving It In
Close-up of Constant, oil on gessoed board More than 20 years ago, American artist Jim Dine gave a talk at the Baltimore Museum of Art. It was ...

Mountain Memories

Mountain Memories
Hiking Mount Monadnock, white-line woodcut, 11" x 8.5" I first carved this block in 2009 after I had climbed Mount Monadnock the previous autu...

Beach House - Arrival

Beach House - Arrival
House on Ocean Point, jigsaw reduction woodblock print   With the car stuffed full of clothes, toys, food, dogs, a cat, a fish, four people and...

Ingredients: Fog, Shells, Paper Towels, Fortitude

Ingredients: Fog, Shells, Paper Towels, Fortitude
Fog in the Marsh, plein air oil painting on canvas, 8" x 8" When you paint outside, you can’t wait for a nice day. Mostly because it is im...

From One Afternoon

Afternoon in Tenants Harbor, a white-line print by New England artist Hannah Phelps
Afternoon in Tenants Harbor, white-line woodcut, 7" x 11"   In 2010, I shared a house in Tenants Harbor, ME with some other artists for a week....

Beach Tales

Beach Tales
The ocean water is frigid, but we go in anyway. We are kids and impervious to cold. We don’t leave the water until lunch time and then we play on ...