the care and feeding of large work

Once a painting gets large enough to make the viewer step backward, it takes on an impact that feels like an environment.

Finding ways to store the work to get a feel for it is important. I like to live with a painting for a while before I can comfortably say it’s done. This is a struggle for a lot of artists. I get a sense of calm like a problem solved, but if I scrutinize anything there always something more that could be done.

Return to Tea

A few years ago I began painting tea bags. It turned out to be a good subject to illustrate mood using color. The shape also let me play with different minimalist compositions. I returned to a painting that was painfully close to good but unresolved. I changed the color scheme and altered the composition slightly. I’m delighted with the result. It confirms the value of perseverance. Now I’m inspired by what I learned.

oil on canvas 20x30 600.00
oil on canvas

Love & Fate

Join us Opening Night for a evening of Art and Serendipity.
Love & Fate is an exhibit of black and white photography with insightful and unexpected interpretations. See the work, meet new artists, learn about your fate with a tarot card reading, and find new works in the Monique Rancourt Artisan Gallery. You may learn a lucky secret, make a new connection, or find a gift for yourself and your Valentine.

Lincoln Arts Project 289 Moody St.  Waltham, MA 02453
Lincoln Arts Project
289 Moody St.
Waltham, MA 02453

simple little still

Purple Artichoke oil on canvas 375.00
Purple Artichoke
oil on canvas


Sometimes I don’t mind when a painting doesn’t sell because it’s such a pleasure living with it, but as soon as someone loves it too, I change my mind and want to share the pleasure if it’s company.