Wednesday, November 4, 2015

12th Annual Crane Estate Art Show & Sale November 7-8, 2015

One of my favorite art shows is this weekend on Castle Hill at the Crane Estate 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938. This year the show has been expanded to include paintings in a new gallery on the 2nd floor. They will be showing more than 250 pieces of original artwork including sculptures. 

This wonderful show will be open to the public free of charge Saturday and Sunday, November 7-8 at 10AM-4PM. 

I am lucky enough to have 5 paintings on display, 2 paintings 12" x 24" and three paintings 5" x 7".

Remember it is always possible to see more of my paintings at my studio in Newburyport, MA. Just send me an email

Friday, July 10, 2015

New painting of Plum Island tree near outlook tower

The weather has been perfect for visiting Plum Island which is two miles down the street from my Joppa studio in Newburyport, MA. Warm temperatures and just enough of a breeze to keep the bugs away. Here is one painting from just such a day.

As a contrast, here is a tree from a path at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury, MA. Notice the difference between the sunny day and the more cloudy, hazy day.

"Line Of Sight" a new sound of the Southwest by our son Nick Luca

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Art Show with my friends

Coming soon for a short time the paintings of Marjet Lesk, Susan Spellman, Janet Sutherland and Susan Luca at the Newburyport Art Association. Contact me if you plan to visit the show and if possible I will meet you there.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Winter Is Here in New England

I'm looking out the kitchen window at snow drifting up over the fence. There are so many drifts that the snow looks like the waves at Plum Island beach just a few miles down the road. By the way, our road is so narrow from snow piled edges that it's a slow ride and then trying to anticipate cars turning the corner is very difficult. By the way, the bridge to Plum Island has been closed because of too much snow and heavy winds.

As they keep telling me "this is New England" and yes, I remember lots of snow storms in winter; strong cold winds, constant snow, slippery ice and then blinding sunshine on the white covering. Skiing, skating, snow balls, snow angels and then a fire in the fireplace to warm up. Almost forgot the cup of hot chocolate.

Here are two of my winter paintings. Hopefully you can see some of the beauty left after a winter snow storm here in New England. Let me know how you feel about the paintings and how your winter is going.

This is a view of the marshes along Hampton, NH done in oil paints on stretched linen canvas.

The beautiful Merrimac River has lots of inlet areas similar to the painting below. This scene happens to be in Amesbury, MA about a mile or two down the road from Lowell's Boat Shop. It's painted with oil paints on a stretched linen canvas. 

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