Friday, November 19, 2010

Surf Perch

6x6" acrylic on Masonite
$100 SOLD

This was a really quick one of a couple red tailed surf perch I sometime catch right out in front of our house.  I do a lot of fishing but very little catching. Lots of color in a silver fish when you look closely. We actually have a black kitchen countertop and these yellow plates

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Plate O' Pears

8x10" acrylic on Masonite panel...........$125.00
Seems every time I paint pears I come up with a different style mostly based on how long I intend to spend on the piece. I hate to spend too long on these little paintings. Maybe that's a good thing. You can't say this one looks over-worked!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Oranges on Stripes

8x10"acrylic on Masonite panel....$125 SOLD

I knew if I saved it long enough I'd find a use for that scrap of striped cloth.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


                                            8X10" acrylic on Masonite
                                                           $125 SOLD

My wife brought home some sunflowers about a week ago. Their heads are starting to droop a little so I thought I 'd better paint them before they wilted completely. I'm not much for painting flowers but hey...what the heck. It's something I can do in the studio while sitting next to the fire. I'm turning into an old dog who just wants to lay by the fire when the weather turns cold. By the way..... I hope you know you can click on these images to see a larger version.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Asian Pear

8x10 acrylic on masonite

Speaking of Carol Riley.... If you don't know her work, it's worth checking her website at . She's been at it for a long, long time and is well respected in the art world. While I was watering her and husband Mike's garden last week I picked up a couple of Asian pears that had dropped from their tree. Delicious! and beautiful. They actually have little spots all over them which I didn't add here but I liked this as it is so...


8x10" acrylic on Masonite

Okay... I'm back painting. I saw some 60's style art a few days ago and it reminded me that I really enjoyed painting in a more contemporary style. I used to paint a lot of pots and other vessels in this more fun style. Some of it borrowed from Michele Russo's way of painting...a bit primative and stick-like with lots of angles, and a little from my friend Carol Riley's style ( I got to water her greenhouse and garden last week while she was in France and Forence). Carol always tips and tilts her subjects giving some animation to the piece. She's a great colorist and all of her pieces make people happy.