Monday, November 26, 2012

Cemetery at the Bend

2012, Oil on Canvas, 48"x 50"

This is a painting of the cemetery near our house. They really make great neighbors. This painting will be part of my upcoming exhibit at Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA. 
December 2, 2012 through February 1, 2013. There will be an Artist's Reception Friday, February 1, 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The End

2012, Oil on Canvas, 7"x 5"

This is a painting of my grandmother's cookie jar. Actually, it is one just like it. The original, I'm happy to say, resides with my cousin Jesse. This cookie jar reminds me of all the holidays spent in my grandparent's house. The title is appropriate because I will be taking a short break from my daily painting so that I can finish a few paintings for an upcoming exhibit. See you soon.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Church Shadows

2012, Oil on Canvas, 7"x 5"

This is a painting of Grace Church (Broadway and 11th Street). The shadows were pretty remarkable in late afternoon. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Grand Central Clock

2012, Oil on Canvas, 7"x 5"

 I found myself in Grand Central Terminal because as it turns out is where the Apple Store is. My iPhone needed to be replaced which was something of a pain but it gave me an opportunity to wander through this historic and beautiful structure. This is a painting of the famous clock which sits atop the information kiosk that can be seen in so many movies. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012


2012, Oil on Canvas, 7"x 5"

This was the view down Lexington Avenue during the last storm. What you're not seeing is the crumpled umbrella overhead and the glove that I dropped at my feet. Ah, editing.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Easel Pulley

2012, Oil on Canvas, 6"x 4"

Some days I can't for the life of me figure out what to paint. That's when I start looking around the studio. I've looked at this pulley countless times. It is the upper pulley on my studio easel. It is part of the system responsible for keeping me out of traction. Thank you pulley.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Zoe, 4

2012, Oil on Canvas, 7"x 5"

This is a painting of Zoe. She posed for a portrait class that I teach at the Council for the Arts in Chambersburg, PA. This is one that I started back in September and got 90% finished. She kept looking at me (her eyes were part of the 90%) pleading to have her arm completed.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Rolling Corn, 2

2012, Oil on Canvas, 6"x 4"

This is a corn field near the town of Mont Alto, PA. It sits next to the Mont Alto Cemetery. If you look closely you'll notice some of the head stones.

Monday, November 5, 2012

What Time Is It?

2012, Oil on Canvas, 6"x 4"

This is a painting of the Met Life Building as seen from 23rd Street just south of Madison Square Park.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Cemetery: The Unintended Subject

An Exhibit of Paintings Spanning Two Decades
by Ski Holm

Cemetery and Corn Fields, IV
2003, Oil on Canvas, 46"x 54"

Cofrin Gallery
Mercersburg Academy
Mercersburg, PA
November 27, 2012 through February 3, 2013