Sunday, April 30, 2006

C'est Moi

I'm always curious to see what other other artists look like here in the exciting world of interspace. Here's a new photo of myself...I needed one for a portfolio. I had the obligatory "serious artist" mug shot on my web page...but it just wasn't me. I believe that a smiling photo is much truer to who I I lost a few pounds :)
...Anyway here it is. I hope potential Clients and Galleries won't see me as any less professional's a chance I'm willing to take.

Thursday, April 27, 2006


Sorry Folks I usually never let this go so long without a new post. I am working on a new project, but I'm keeping this one out of sight until its completed...a habit I used to follow with all my work.
Here are a couple of paintings from 04' I did these when I was re-emerging from a long period of no painting. I hope to never let that happen again. As long as I remain spiritualy fit, it probably won't.
These are oil on canvas, 8x10s.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Hot Chocolate detail

...a close up of all those foamy bubbles...mmmm

Marshmallow Flow

Not to backtrack into last winter..but, this is the last of three paintings I've been working on to finish up..Now I can set my sights on some new projects I've had in mind.
12x24 oil on panel

Thursday, April 13, 2006

kelp detail

Sometime soon I need to devote some time to figuring out some of my image posting options here at blogger...For now I just wanted to show a detail of the kelp painting...I sortof put it down in the last post, but really it is a nice piece. I love the colors of the kelp wheh it washes up on the beaches here in Southern New Jersey...usually around early October...the same time the leaves are changing..the colors remind me of Fall..Think I might go back to my original title.."Sea Leaves"

before and after Kelp

Well The moon shell in this piece was driving me crazy...painted it over and over in
different tones and colors and no matter what, my eye went right to it every time! I eliminated it. I needed to finish this piece, put a lot of work into it, yet have to admit I think it's one of my weaker paintings...sometimes just goes that way. I'm sure there's a home for it somewheere out there in the wide world....Anyway here's a shot from before ( with shell) and after ( without shell)...Now I just have two more other big paintings to finish up and I can start the next...which I'm sure will be the best yet!!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Two more parrot studies


...tulips of course!! I'm still trying to experiment with more direct and heavier application of paint..The photos are a bit reflective..but you get the idea. These are pretty small...5x7 oil/canvas

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Baseball Season

Here's a 9x12 oil on canvas that I painted last year as a gift to my niece, Stephanie for her highschool graduation. Conveniently I happen to live right across the street from the ball field..and that's Mainland Highschool in the background. Stephanie played softball during her years there.I did the origonal sketch on location , finishing up from a digital photo reference. Sitting in my studio/sunporch I'm once again hearing the 'crack' of the bat from across the street, yet another harbinger of spring!!

Friday, April 07, 2006

alla prima parrots

Layed the paint on a bit thick with this one. Had fun:) perhaps more on the "pretty" side for my taste, but I was feeling light and springy...and very happy because the ongoing back problem is finally going...Yeeha!!!
I've seen two other artists doing parrot tulips and when these came into the flower shop today I couldn't wait to get home and give it a go!!
8x10 canvas

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Orange Daffs

I'm trying to do a small painting each day until I use up the small canvases and panels I have lying about. I sold two yesterday....the 'Sunlit Daffodils' and the 'Cloudy Morning Windowsill'. This is a canvas panel 4x6. I find it very challenging to try and capture transparency of petals with oil...I think this one is a bit better then 'Sunlit Daffodils'. I can thank my friend Katherine over at Wet Canvas for helping with the value improvements. She has a wonderful blog called Making a Mark. I will be adding a link when I've a bit more time.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Inkwell with Blue Flowers

A little study from this afternoon. I started to wipe the original painting clean, then liked how that looked so here's the completed 'thin and washy' oil study...8x10 canvas.