Cow Symphony


OIL 12 X 24

I just finished this painting. Don’t you just love those belted cows!!!

It is called Cow Symphony, and is a 12 x 24 oil on canvas. I have always loved cow images, but I especially like these guys because they reminded me of piano keys strolling across the field.

I used it as the portrait for my new Twitter page, as well as the main image for my entry, via Facebook, for Art Takes Time Square, part of the Artists Wanted competition that will be showing this year in NYC. All in all, the painting is getting a workout. To find out more about the competition check out   And, if you are really into the whole electronic schtick, you can follow me on Twitter at CPDSGN_Art

In other news, progress is being made on my new web site which will contain all of my new work, as well as commentary on individual pieces as I post them. So it is shaping up to be a busy spring here in the burbs.

Simmon’s Farm II


OIL 40 X 30

Thought you all would like to know that “Simmon’s Farm II” shown on the right, is now on view at EBK Framing in West Hartford. Eric, the owner of EBK has a great eye for framing, and of course, a great eye for artwork.

The piece is one of  the last of a series of landscapes that I did, picturing farms and fields in rural Connecticut. I hope to continue with more of the same this year, especially in this larger size that people really seem to enjoy.

Simmon’s farm is on the Farmington/Avon town line. It  is an organic farm and is part of the open space that adds so much to the quality of our lives in central Connecticut. They also have great cows and a farm stand during the growing season. If you are in the area take a drive along Town Farm Road in Farmington or Tillotson Road in Avon, and enjoy the view.

Don’t forget to click on the image for an more detailed view of the picture.

Seawall With Pines



The paint isn’t even dry, but I couldn’t wait to show you all my latest work on gold leaf.

“Seawall with Pines” is a view out over Long Island Sound from Madison, CT.

The effect of painting trees on the gold leaf, is to keep them light and still achieve a sense of  solidity. I am doing an entire series of the lives of trees, this being the third. It is a very delicate balance of paint and visible gold leaf that determines the success of each piece.

The first in the series was in my show last December (2009) and sold right away. The second one, along with this one are shown under new work on my web site.

Don’t forget to click on the image to see more detail.