Monday, December 29, 2008

Two more, wet on my easel

In the Center Lane Oil 9x18

Hull Painting Oil 5x7

Friday, December 19, 2008

After a rain shower, Venice

This is the first of a series of paintings "inspired" by our trip to Italy last May. I can't wait to go back...not quite finished, still wet.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Traffic Stop, Rainy Night

This is a larger version of a painting that I did before.

Oil 20x24

Monday, December 15, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

What I worked on today.

I'm hoping that I can finish this tomorrow.

Oil 20x40

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Two more, wet, on my easel.

On the left, Pilgrim Lake, Grey 6x12
On the right, Twilight, Pamet River 12x18

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Clouds moving in, East End, Provincetown

Another wet one on my easel.

Oil 11x14

Monday, December 01, 2008

Still wet on my easel.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

This is what I was working on today.

Left Turn Oil 30x50
I am very pleased to announce that I now have paintings at the Silver Lake Gallery at 138 Adams St. in Newton MA. The proprietor, Jim Beatrice, is an old friend and fellow student of Henry Hensche. Jim's paintings are beautiful and he also represents another of my favorites, Margaret McWethy.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Two new paintings

Both of these paintings were started on toned boards. I find it somewhat irritating at first because I am so accustomed to a white ground. I like the final results, though. Both are done with brushes.

Just After Sunrise 10x16

Moored 8x12

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A "Rob" Painting

I was working on a painting this past summer in Provincetown when my friend and fellow painter Hilda Neily came along. We frequently paint together and talk about each other's work, an interchange that I find very valuable. At one point in our conversation she looked behind me and said, "Oh! There's a 'Rob' painting."

She was right. I did this study the next day.

Monday, October 13, 2008

It is with great regret that I announce the end of my association with the Wohlfarth Gallery of Provincetown, MA, and Washington DC. I have been with the Wohlfarth Gallery for most of its time in existence and it has been a mutually beneficial relationship. I feel, though, that it is time for me to move on.

Stay tuned for an announcement of upcoming plans.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Artist's Cemetery

This is a cemetery at the First Congregational Church in Truro where a number of prominent Provincetown and Truro Artists are buried. I have counted at least fourteen who are buried here including Charles Hawthorne and Hans Hoffman.

I don't know why the various Provincetown artists are buried here rather than in Provincetown itself, but it is certainly a beautiful setting and one of my favorite destinations for a walk.

I also like to paint here. The headstones grow a particular yellow lichen that I find attractive.

The Artist's Cemetery Oil 14x18

In answer to a question about where I got my information: I have extensive familiarity with Cape Cod artists, both past and present and I have actually spent a great deal of time exploring in this cemetery. I have not gone through the cemetery records, so it is possible that there are even more artists buried in this cemetery than the ones that I have found simply by walking around.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Morning on Indian Creek

Here is another image from my current show at Arts Exclusive. By looking at my blog archives, or by visiting the Arts Exclusive web site, you can see more.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Green Herons in Trees

Green Herons in Trees Oil 16x20

I was walking at the local nature center on a very foggy late summer morning and I saw twenty or more green herons sitting in trees. It was interesting and somewhat eerie. That was the inspiration for this painting.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I will be having an opening at ARts Exclusive Gallery in Simsbury CT on Sunday, September 28, from 2-5. All are welcome, please come.

This is one of the paintings that will be in the show.

Rock Formation, Big Spring Oil 12x18

Setting Out

This is one of my favorite small wooden boats in Provincetown.

Setting Out Oil 11x14

Monday, September 22, 2008

September 20 Painting Show and Sale

I want to thank everybody who came to my show and sale on Saturday. Gorgeous weather and good friends make for a fine afternoon.

This is one of the painitngs that I had on display.

Path at High Head Oil 2008

Friday, September 05, 2008

Painting Exhibit on the Lawn

On Saturday, September 20 from 1-5 pm I will be hosting my 5th Fall Painting Exhibit on the lawn at my home, 12 Glendale Ave. in Delmar (rain date Sunday September 6). All are invited. I will have paintings in a range of sizes and prices, old and new.

From time to time before the show I will post photos here of some of the paintings that I will be showing. Here is one.

Spring in the Hills Oil 16x20

And I will also be having an opening at Arts Exclusive in Simsbury, CT of paintings of the Southwest and urban scenes opening on September 28. I have posted some of those images here already.

Feel free to e-mail me with any questions at

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Chico & Jess, 20x24

The Red Inn, 20x24

Night on commercial St., 16x20

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Truro Pines, Late Afternoon 24x28

Sunlit Woods, 18x16
I will be teaching a class at PAAM in Provincetown starting on September 8th. There is still space. Provincetown in September is lovely!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

This painting will be in my show at the Wohlfarth Gallery, opening April 11.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Another "Urban Nocturne"

Monday, March 24, 2008

Open Studio Friday March 28

I will be hosting an open studio at the Ilium Building, 406 Fulton St., Troy on Friday evening from 6 to 9. Please stop by and say hi.

This is the image that I put on the card that I sent out.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

I paint what I see.

Perhaps I spend too much time driving on the interstate.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Upcoming classes and show.

I will be having a show of my recent Southwest Paintings at the Wohlfarth Gallery in Washington DC, opening April 11. That weekend I will do a two day plein aire painting workshop, meeting at the Wohlfarth Gallery. Please contact me for more information.
I started this on Friday. This is the view north from the Needles Overlook Rd. toward the La Sal Mountains.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Finished painting

This is the finished version of the painting that I started on 2/22. I prefer the foreground as I have it here, rather than the way that I started it.

Another recent start. This is a view along the road to Needles Overlook at Canyonlands, Utah.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Canyonlands in Progress

Canyonlands in Progress
Originally uploaded by rflongley
Started this one today.

Near Cuba NM in Progress

Near Cuba NM in Progress
Originally uploaded by rflongley
I started this one a few days ago.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Alley in Troy

Alley in Troy
Originally uploaded by rflongley
Another in my "Gritty Urban" series.

This is the the painting that I started today.

Monday, February 18, 2008

These are a couple of paintings that I am working on now.

Valley of the Gods in Progress

Whittemore Pool in Progress

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wharf reflections

Wharf reflections
Originally uploaded by rflongley
All with a palette knife.

I have had to switch to brushes this winter since I had carpal tunnel surgery, and I am enjoying the change.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Traffic Stop, Rainy Night

Traffic Stop, Rainy Night
Originally uploaded by rflongley
I like doing these "Urban" paintings.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

No Parking

No Parking
Originally uploaded by rflongley
I have been working some with acrylics this winter. I have found that for some of my urban landscapes like this one they work very well.

I will be interested in seeing how they work when I can get outside.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Hazy day at the wharf

Hazy day at the wharf_mod
Originally uploaded by rflongley
I'm beginning to upload photos of my paintings to my Flickr account, though I will be posting some here too.

Stay tuned

I am in the process of putting together a schedule of classes for spring and summer. Right now I have classes already scheduled at PAAM in June and late July, and at Castle Hill in early August. I will post exact dates soon. Plese contact me for more info.