Sunday, December 11, 2011

Arthur Wayne Corle

A.W. Corle, oil on masonite.

In Memoriam (Easter, 1915)

The flowers left thick at nightfall in the wood
This Eastertide call into mind the men,
Now far from home, who, with their sweethearts, should
Have gathered them and will do never again.

Edward Thomas

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells

"Jingle Bells" oil on masonite 4" x 4."

This is just a real quick 30 minute painting I did today at the Locality Gallery in Bedford PA.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Deer Skull

Oil on masonite.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Alice at four

"Alice" Oil on canvas.

My old friend Neil wrote about his nest, and how that is about to become empty in a week or two. That got me thinking about my youngest daughter who is approaching her final year in college. How quickly the years pass!

Sunday, August 14, 2011


This afternoon my daughter and I were out running an errand and drove to Boonsboro. I have not been down alt 40 since maybe March. I figured we would have a look at an old house I painted a couple of winters ago. The last time I saw it, the place seemed dark and kind of spooky inside. For years the same old rusty 1953 Pontiac sat out front, and someone seemed to be trying to make a go of it with the house, and the car. Some time last year, the people and the car disappeared. The old house was a wreck. So today, I was very surprised (and Happy) to see the old house was occupied and completely renovated. I was so surprised I drove past the house thinking that I must be looking at the wrong property. On my second pass, I could see a large screen TV on in the living room, the house was full of life again.

Here is a a short film my daughter Alice made of me talking about that house, and other stuff:

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Carnival Prophet

Oil sketch on linen. 12 x 14.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lighter #2

"Lighter #2," oil on masonite 3" x 2.5"

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Glass Door Knob

Pencil on paper.
Another artifact from my travels in Pennsylvania, an old glass door knob from Edinboro.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Peterbilt Study

Oil on masonite.

Peterbilt parked and abandoned in Breezewood PA.
You can see it here from a distance.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Chester C. Waller

Last April I came across a dusty old photo of a soldier, his dog tags, and a medal, in an antique shop in Edinboro Pennsylvania. The soldier's name was inscribed on the medal. A Google search turned up the life of Chester C. Waller, a physician and skilled surgeon from Vermont. He went to war in France in May of 1918. Before the war, Dr. Waller attended the Methodist Seminary in Montpelier Vermont, attended medical school in Burlington Vermont, and graduated from the Baltimore Medical College in Maryland in 1898. He had 3 children, his first wife died in 1911, a few years after his daughter was born. He remarried in 1913. From there I know little else about Dr. Waller.

The photo on the left is of Dr. Waller in profile, I found it while doing a Google search. My painting is on the right. I am still working on that. Some day I may learn what became of the good doctor and his family.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pontiac, Greencastle PA

Oil on masonite.

I saw this car resting in a field on Rt 11 yesterday afternoon. Just beyond this car is acres and acres of tall corn.

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Stockade Art Club

Tonight Dorothy and I drove to Bedford PA and sat in with the Stockade Art Club. Great live music, artists, models, wine and beer(iced tea for me), it was quite a night.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Centralia Fragment

Untitled, oil on brick.

A brick from a Centralia Pennsylvania home. Perhaps a knob that opened a door to a little sister's or brother's bedroom in that home. I can only imagine how many holiday seasons were enjoyed in that house. One has to wonder what became of all of those families that were forced to leave. All that remains are sidewalks that lead past empty lots, and beneath it all burns a mine fire.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Wandering Pennsylvania

Abandoned truck and motel.

I just got back home. I spent a week in north west Pennsylvania. This week I stayed at my daughters' apartment, and took a bunch of walks and short drives around the area just south of Erie PA. If you don't hunt, fish, enjoy snowmobiles, or working with your hands, this area is not much fun. This is an enormous rural area that has changed very little in several generations.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Greencastle PA

A fellow watching civil war reenactors in Greencastle PA.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pencil Sharpener

"Pocket Knife" oil on masonite 6"x 8."

This was a pocket knife that belonged to my father-in-law. It is one of a few odds and ends he had in a small drawer at the end of his life. Judging by the wear, this little knife was in service for many years, prying open paint cans, splicing wires, or whatever else was needed to be done quickly. He liked to have first crack at most repairs around the house. The knife has been re-purposed as a pencil sharpener, and mostly spends time in my bag with drawing supplies.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mennonite sketch

Mennonite girl, Greencastle Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rick IV

"Portrait of Rick Mullin" oil on linen 12 x 16.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rick III

Kind of a lousy image, but it is too late and I don't care. I need to get some shut eye. This piece is not done yet, a few more glazes and bits to work on. This piece over took my water tank. I'll return to that in the next week or so. Saturday, Amy and I are headed to the wilds of Bedford PA in search of more people/places to paint.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sketching at Shepherd

It was a really cruddy night to be out, but a nice night for drawing over at Shepherd University. I hope we saw the last snow of the season tonight!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Evenings with an old friend

Spending these past few nights with this painting have been wonderful. I have known Rick about 30 years. This process puts me way back, years and years ago, and back again to a night not so long ago, having dinner downtown with Rick and Amy, waiting for the Mummers Parade to begin.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


"Rick" oil on Linen.

Been reading Huncke, by Rick Mullin. He has a very entertaining, and thought provoking blog, where he has but his life into incredible verse.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Chambersburg Diner

Amy and I tried out another old diner last weekend. Johnnie's is on the south end of Chambersburg PA., near some old run down factories, and the main rail lines coming into town along on Route 11. Last night we decided to meet there after work, since it is on the way home. I started this drawing before Amy arrived at Johnnie's. There may be some plein air painting happening there soon since there is more daylight.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


From a local figure drawing night.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


"Maddox" pencil on paper.
I am kinda house bound today due to the worst head cold in years. Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to have a look at a busted bus in a grove of trees in Pennsylvania. Anyway, this kid looks how I feel!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

In The Pipeline II

Still working on this one.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

In the Pipeline

"Water Tank"" 28 x 28, Oil on linen. A work in progress.