Sunday, April 30, 2006
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 am.........plus I lost a few pounds :)
...Anyway here it is. I hope potential Clients and Galleries won't see me as any less professional ....it'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
Thursday, April 13, 2006
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"
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!
....so 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
Sunday, April 09, 2006
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
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!!
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
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.