Sunday, November 9, 2008

Voodoo House


I was in the North End of Waterbury painting this house. It is a rough section of town, many For Sale, For Rent and Foreclosure signs. I was told by one of my numerous visitors that it is a drug infested area. The woman who lives in the house came out and not too happy I was painting her house. In a thick Jamaican accent she said, "I give you Voodoo, your a Scientist your a Cop" all the while making signs of the cross and squeezing a half-cut lime! I said,"Lady do you think a cop could paint like this?" She continued asking "Of the thousands of houses in Waterbury why did I choose her house to paint", finally I said, "Lady, you are lucky, I chose your house and you won the Rick Daskam Lottery!" This was all too much, now I know why I like painting in a field beside a stream!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Still-life w/ Blue Hydrangea







Demo


I was asked to do a demonstration for SCAN (The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown). I was given 90 minutes to talk and paint. It was fun and there were plenty of intelligent questions. In the fall, I will be teaching a Still Life Painting Class and as of last week it was sold out.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Brown Squares

I wanted to do something different with this one.
I did it in my studio (not on location!) Somehow, I would like to combine this with my landscape work. But I think that is a process that takes years.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Afternoon Glow, Near Squeaker Cove


Pulpit Rock


2008 Painting on Monhegan


This photo was taken on my July 2008 trip to Monhegan Island by David and Grace, Thanks guys. I usually wear a long sleeve shirt over a t-shirt. It blocks the suns rays from my skin and the left shoulder doubles as a paint rag, as I occasionally wipe my finger on it. Also I'm wearing "painters pants". Well, the painting does have a house in it!

Thursday, June 19, 2008