Monday, September 15, 2014

sunset over newport harbor

"Sunset Over Newport Harbor" is a brand new 30"x40" painting I finished last week. 

I took this photograph of Newport Harbor Light on Goat Island last year on our ferry ride back from Block Island, after hurting my back and having to scrap our plans of sailing Mike's boat home. At the time I was so disappointed that we didn't sail back, but entering the harbor right at sunset on the ferry (versus after dark in the sailboat) allowed me to get this perfect photograph. Large paintings like this require an immense amount of paper material to create all their layers, so for about three months I've been setting aside material for this one - a 1970's nautical map of Narragansett Bay, fish encyclopedias, letters to and from Newport, marine newspapers and some perfectly patina'ed book pages - and it all came together pretty perfectly. It's available in my shop and is on display at the SoWa Market every Sunday if you'd like to come give it a look in person.


  1. This is beautiful. I so admire what you do.

  2. I love these! Really, this is beautiful! I've always like this kind of multimedia work, and you blend all the individual aspects of the different textures in such a cohesive way. I'd love to see your work in person! This might call for a trip to Boston. :) (Or let me know if you're ever in Atlanta!)

  3. Big fan of the mystery of your layers and transparency of images in your art.