Friday, July 18, 2014

"Savior"

7 x 10"
oil on panel


As Liz Lemon used to say "I want to go to there".

This new painting - a lifeguard watching over her flock on Hilton Head Island's beach, is now available at the Morris & Whiteside Gallery.

Please click here to for a larger view and purchase information.

and....... a reminder the Small Works Auction takes place tomorrow at 1 pm at the Sylvan Gallery in Charleston.  Here are my nine paintings in the auction, you'll find the contact information on each devoted page and click here to place your absentee bid.



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A BIG thank-you to all who have placed their bids - I'm very excited to see how it goes tomorrow.




Wednesday, July 16, 2014

"Every Dog Has His Day"

6 x 6"
oil on panel
sold 


This is another painting included in this weekend's Small Works Auction - an adorable Basset Hound on the beach at Hilton Head.

For a larger view, please click here.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

"Bicycle For Two"

6 x 8"
oil on panel
sold 


If you keep watch of my beach paintings, most are from Hilton Head Island.  I love it there, I've held workshops there, I belong to a gallery (Morris & Whiteside) there, it's only a 4-1/2 hour drive from home and MOST of all, it's dog-friendly.   We take Zac & Joey with us every chance we get, rent a house near the ocean and LOVE watching them tear ass up and down the beach.   A lot of people take their dogs - and what could be better than that.

This new painting is included in the Small Works Auction taking place this coming Saturday afternoon at the Sylvan Gallery in Charleston. 

For a larger view, please click here.  


Thursday, July 10, 2014

"200 Faces, No. 143"

 4 x 4"
oil on panel
sold


After finishing 'The Party's in There', I needed to play with a new face - part of my ongoing series BUST-ED.





Wednesday, July 9, 2014

"The Party's in There"

9 x 12"
oil on panel


A new painting - From the Art Institute of Chicago, a young woman seemingly looking through a window at the party going on inside.  The painting is one my favorites in the museum by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec titled 'At The Moulin Rouge'.

Please click here for a larger view and purchase information.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

"The Ladies"

6 x 8"
oil on panel
sold 


The Small Works Auction in Charleston is coming up on the 19th - this painting is one of nine of mine in the auction - a woman studying John Singer Sargent's 'The Wyndham Sisters' in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Please click here for a larger view.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

"200 Faces, No. 142"

4 x 4"
oil on panel
sold

A warm-up that turned into a portrait I really love.  And a new addition to my ongoing series BUST-ED.





Friday, June 27, 2014

"Papaya Innerds"

6 x 6"
oil on panel
sold


I'm abstaining from all sweets that are wonderful and I'm trying to embrace fruit.  After all, the colors are beautiful and rich in fruits, a little more so than that of an Oreo.





Thursday, June 26, 2014

"Prosciuttaloupe"

6 x 6"
oil on panel
sold


What I think is a perfect summer lunch of cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto with cold, red grapes.  



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"Strawberry Reds"

7 x 5"
oil on panel
sold


I can be a real stubborn knucklehead when it comes to figuring out what to paint.  I took a few days off then spent two days stewing over what to start on.  Over thinking.

Turns out, most of the time, it's right there in front of me.

~ Happy Summer


Saturday, June 21, 2014

"A Rock Star"

6 x 8"
oil on panel
sold 


This morning I read the NYT article about 'The Goldfinch' painting's return home to the newly-renovated Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in the Hague, after a popular tour in the U.S.   Carel Fabritius's little gem of a painting was a rock star at the Frick last year.  

It's celebrity status was largely due to the connection with Donna Tartt's best-seller 'The Goldfinch' about a 13-year-old boy, who's life is turned upside down when he and his mother visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the exhibition of Dutch paintings, including her favorite 'The Goldfinch' - when a terrorist bomb kills his mother and many other museum patrons.


'The Goldfinch' back home at the Mauritshuis


My painting will be included in the July 19th Small Works Auction in Charleston.

Please click here for a larger view. 




Sunday, June 15, 2014

"Amen Corner"

I had mentioned the upcoming Small Works Auction - held on July 19th at the Sylvan Gallery in Charleston.  I'm excited about it.  I love auctions.

I will have nine paintings in the auction, all framed, with a $99 reserve - so it's entirely possible to get a great deal on not just my work, but everything in the auction

I'll show you each of mine, one at a time - starting with a scene in Charleston titled 'Amen Corner' -
a mid-afternoon lull at the corner restaurant Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar.


6 x 8"
oil on panel
sold 


Click here for a larger view.



Thursday, June 12, 2014

"Waiting In The Wings"

6 x 6"
oil on panel
sold


I'm very fond of this painting.  It's a nice way to end a work day.

A young man patiently waits for his family to tour the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.


Sunday, June 8, 2014

"It's a Stretch"

8 x 10"
oil on panel


A new painting that will arrive at the Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta during the first week in July - a patron viewing Edgar Dega's 'Dancers at the Bar' in The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.

Please click here for a larger view and purchase information.




Thursday, June 5, 2014

"Final Chapter"

6 x 6"
oil on panel


I often live vicariously through my paintings.

A woman enjoying the simple pleasure of reading a good book on the beach - from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Please click here for a larger view and purchase information.



Monday, June 2, 2014

"200 Faces, No. 141"

4 x 4"
oil on panel
sold


So my binge watching of Mad Men while painting is over - I've moved on to Orange is the New Black.  That may explain the strong, unexpected colors on this new addition to my ongoing series BUST-ED.

Or it's the after-effects of watching the latest Game of Thrones.  Holy crap.





Sunday, June 1, 2014

"200 Faces, No. 140"

4 x 4"
oil on panel
sold


You may have noticed I stepped away from painting for a couple of weeks.  The sunshine called out to me to get out and join the real world for a while.  Flowers are planted, exercising feels good and my auction paintings are framed for the event in July.

Back to work.

It was a warm-up day with this new addition to my ongoing series BUST-ED.





Wednesday, May 7, 2014

"Retirement Benefits"

8 x 8"
oil on panel


Well ..... I've finished the small paintings for the Small Works Auction in July.  Nine paintings which you'll see a few weeks before the event and I'm psyched - I love auctions.  They're a thrill to be a part of and as soon as I can, I'll post the information if you want to join in.

This painting marathon I've been on is not stopping any time soon - and thanks to streaming in past seasons of Mad Men while I paint, my energy is strong enough to paint several new pieces for the galleries before I turn my attentions to a summer garden.

Starting with this beach scene, a retired couple enjoying their new life on the beach on Hilton Head Island.

Please click here for a larger view and purchase information.


Monday, April 28, 2014

"Planted"

6 x 8"
oil on panel
sold


A young woman reading the city guide in a hotel lobby in Chicago.





Saturday, April 26, 2014

"200 Faces, No. 139"

4 x 4"
oil on panel
sold


Hard to pass up a beautiful, warm day here today - but I did put in a little time in the studio.
A new addition to my ongoing series BUST-ED.





Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Raspberry Beret"

5 x 7"
oil on panel
sold


I have a cold.  I felt like painting, despite my fuzzy brain, but it had to be loose.  And really, this is how I really love to paint with oils.  Loose, quick and done by the end of the day.  The title came to me from a Prince song I haven't heard in a long time.

From the Art Institute of Chicago, a young woman stands before Grant Wood's iconic painting 'American Gothic'.


~ Happy Easter


Monday, April 14, 2014

"200 Faces, No. 138"

I've been working hard on a project that I'm psyched about and it's right up my alley.

One of my galleries, Morris & Whiteside, will be hosting a Small Works Show Auction at another one of my galleries, Sylvan, in Charleston, South Carolina.  It's not until mid-July, but I'm hoping to have 8-10 paintings included in the auction.  That's what I'm working on these days.

The cool thing about this auction is there should be around 200 paintings - and big names like Dean Mitchell, Dan McCaw, Steven Scott Young to name a fraction of the artists.  Great deals to be had -
a perfect event to begin collecting original art.

Most of what I'm doing are sizes as small as 4 x 4" and as large as 8 x 8".  I told you it was right up my alley.

So closer to the event, around July 1st, I'll post those paintings so you might think about joining in on the auction.

Anyways.....

I took a break from that project today and added to my ongoing series BUST-ED.

I randomly picked a colored panel with a grassy-green and love the results.


4 x 4"
oil on panel
sold


I purposely didn't labor over the edges and show all these cool slivers of the green ground, as you can see a little better below in the detail.


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Let's Dance"

9 x 12"
oil on panel
sold


Hot off the easel and with cheerful, spring colors- my third painting to fit into the upcoming group show 'Apres Paris' at the Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery, opening May 2nd.

I chose another famous French painter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and his masterpiece 'Dance at Bougival', which hangs in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Please click here for a larger view.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

"Their Sunday Best"

8 x 10"
oil on panel
sold


I did finish this painting, after a marathon of 5 days.  I'm more inclined to start a piece and finish it before I turn in, but this one demanded more time.  It will be included in Anne Irwin's May Show titled 'Apres Paris'.

The two sisters, in their Sunday best, were marveling over Georges Seurat's 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte' in the Art Institute of Chicago.

The gallery sold this quickly and I am thrilled.

Please click here for a larger view.




Monday, March 31, 2014

"200 Faces, No. 137"

4 x 4"
oil on panel
sold


It's unusual that I paint with only black and white - I guess I needed a simplified warm-up this morning after finishing two very colorful, detailed paintings.

It was harder than I thought.

Somehow the changes in values of color, in the slightest increments, comes easier, probably from lots of practice.  The multitudes of greys were tougher.  I need to do this more.


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I decided to leave the red ground color - it looks cool with the black and greys.