Thursday, April 18, 2013

getting ready for summer

The 2 in the background are a couple of beach scenes I'm working on. Hoping to get a few out there in galleries for the summer season. A sharp contrast from the rainy night scene in the foreground.

Thursday, April 11, 2013


22x24" oil on canvas SOLD
The last one from the city series. Finished this earlier this week.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


24x18" oil on cradled panel
Another from the city streets series I was doing the last few weeks. Heavy impasto, palette knife and sgraffito define this approach. I have one more which I'll post tomorrow .....maybe... if I remember. That brings me to a subject I should say something about. I have begun to feel like a slave to the blog thing in the last several months. In the beginning, I tried hard to make a stab at posting new work every day for a couple years- and, I'll admit, it was mostly to try to sell daily paintings as I'd seen so many other painters doing. But that is a hard thing to keep up unless you ONLY paint small 6x6"-6x8" works. I don't produce a little daily painting  everyday so  it is impossible to post every day unless I show works in progress. I'm not that enthused about shooting a photo at the end of every day and loading it onto the computer just to keep the blog 'new'. I don't think anyone is all that interested in seeing my 'in progress' shots anyhow. So, I've been concentrating on  full sized paintings again which is what I did for most of my painting career until the daily painting thing got hold of me.
So- if I neglect to post, it's not that I'm not working, it's only because I'm freeing myself from the 'Have To' feeling associated with small daily paintings. Unlike some daily painters, I have not made enough money from sales of tiny daily works to justify spending all my time on them. So there you have it... my grumpy rant for today. Hope it was entertaining or at least enlightening.

Friday, April 5, 2013


18x24" oil on cradled panel SOLD
Another from the series I've been working on. These are a style that crosses a few borders. First of all, they are all done with the knife as opposed to brushes, I suppose you could call it impressionistic in that I'm trying to just suggest things. But I feel they are bordering on abstract in that it wouldn't take much to push them over the edge into little more than colors shapes that fit together in a harmonious relationship. I'm walking on the edge of things here. I hope I don't trip and fall!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


CHINA TOWN  18x24" oil on panel

RAIN DAZZLE 31x47" oil on canvas SOLD
I've been neglecting the blog again. But I HAVE been painting! I decided to lay off the boats for a while and concentrate on something entirely different. People! Looking to catch movement, I'm blurring the lines a bit more in these. I'm also blurring the lines between realism and abstract. More spontaneity - less thinking. Coloring outside the lines again. Feels good!