Monday, August 25, 2014

Pair of Figs



Oil on Board. Approx 6"x6" click to bid

More figs. These were quite the challenge to paint but i really like how they came out.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Standing Tall



Oil on Board. Approx 9"x12"

Another for Susan Powell Fine Art. For purchase information, please contact Susan Powell Fine Art at 203-318-0616 or visit their website at www.susanpowellfineart.com.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Split Fig



Oil on Board. Approx 6"x6" click to bid

I am very much into figs these days. Tried my first one last week and they are surprisingly good. I'm hooked now.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Stonehurst



Oil on Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

I took most of the summer off from painting but I'm back. I have a number of paintings in the works and a number of them completed as well. Feeling good being productive in the studio again. This is a commission from about a year ago that I forgot to post.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Emerging Pomegranate



Oil on Board. Approx 6"x6" click to bid

I interrupted my latest series for this pomegranate painting. I'll be back soon with that series. Besides these paintings, it's been an extremely busy summer. All good things. Stay tuned.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Antique Baby Shoe



Oil on Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

I saw a pair of old baby shoes at the resale shop by my house. As soon as I saw them, I had to get them.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wrapped Lemon



Oil on Board. Approx 12"x12"

Another for Susan Powell Fine Art. For purchase information, please contact Susan Powell Fine Art at 203-318-0616 or visit their website at www.susanpowellfineart.com.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Apples with Antique Books



Oil on Board. Approx 18"x18"

Since I got back from vacation, I kept forgetting to post my 2 new paintings. Here is the first! For purchase information, please contact Susan Powell Fine Art at 203-318-0616 or visit their website at www.susanpowellfineart.com.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Pair of Persimmons



Oil on Board. Approx 8"x6" SOLD
This is only the second time in 7 years that I have painted persimmons. I love capturing that orange color and the unique shapes of them.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Stacked PB&J



Oil on Board. Approx 8"x6" SOLD

I am VERY pleased to share another new pb&j painting. I love the relationship between these two halves.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tangerine Glow



Oil on Board. Approx 8"x8" SOLD 

Another new piece for Susan Powell Fine Art.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Jelly



Oil on Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

Here is the companion piece to yesterday's painting.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Peanut Butter



Oil on Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

Finally a new daily painting! I have been doing a lot of gallery paintings and commissions lately. Both of which I am truly grateful for. However, there is nothing more freeing to an artist than painting what they want and how they want to. I love the expressive brushwork...and of course love the subject matter. I'll give you a hint about tomorrow's painting. It's the sister to this one :)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Still Life with Green Apple



Oil on Board. Approx 8"x8"

Another new piece for Susan Powell Fine Art. I like this piece a lot. It's reminiscent of a cheese/bread painting I did a couple of years ago. For purchase information, please contact the gallery at 203-318-0616 or visit their website at www.susanpowellfineart.com.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Martini



Oil on Board. Approx 8"x8" SOLD

Another new piece for Susan Powell Fine Art.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Gathering



Oil on Board. Approx 16"x20" SOLD

New painting. It's a commission and was given to Argus Brewery in Chicago. They are a craft brewer with a great variety in their line-up of beers. This is the 3rd year in a row that I was asked to do a painting for them. Don't tell anyone, but I think this one is my favorite one yet.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Row of Apples



Oil on Board. Approx 16"x8" SOLD

New painting. Sorry this one sold before I could post it here. I have a few more to post and another few more in the works.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Wooden Shoe with Bottle



Oil on Canvas Board. Approx 10"x10"

Another new piece for Susan Powell Fine Art. This was a tough painting to photograph. The bottle in the background was my great-grandfather's and the license plate came from my Dad. It is a composite material since it was during the time of conserving metal for the war. As for the wooden shoe mold, I bought it from the resale shop I patron and instantly fell in love with the shape. Carved out of one piece of wood. For purchase information, please contact the gallery at 203-318-0616 or visit their website at www.susanpowellfineart.com.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Spheres and Cubes



Oil on Board. Approx 8"x8"

Another new piece for Susan Powell Fine Art. This photo doesn't do this painting justice. It looks way better in person. It was a real challenge to paint and I am very happy with the outcome. For purchase information, please contact the gallery at 203-318-0616 or visit their website at www.susanpowellfineart.com.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Oysters and Lemon Slices



Oil on Board. Approx 8"x8" SOLD

Another new piece for Susan Powell Fine Art. I have 6 new pieces for a group show that opens this Friday. I wish I could be there for the opening but maybe next time.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Red Pair



Oil on Board. Approx 11"x16"

I can't believe it's been longer than 2 months since my last post. I assure you I have been painting. This is one painting that I spent some good time on. I wish I had a better pic of it because in real life it is full of subtleties that the camera just didn't get. Anyway. I have another show opening at Susan Powell Fine Art in CT and will be posting those paintings in the coming days. Stay tuned...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Still Life with Fall Leaf



Oil on Board. Approx 8"x8" SOLD

My last new piece for Susan Powell Fine Art. I really like everything going on in this little painting. I have painted this leaf a couple times in the past. It sits safely in my studio all year long.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cut and Shucked



Oil on Board. Approx 16"x8"

Another new piece for Susan Powell Fine Art. Again, there were challenges and last minutes changes to this painting but in the end I feel it was all worth it. I really like the juicy detail in the oyster itself. For purchase information, please contact the gallery at 203-318-0616 or visit their website at www.susanpowellfineart.com.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Vivid Unwrap



Oil on Board. Approx 12"x12" SOLD

This is one of my newest pieces for Susan Powell Fine Art. I am completely satisfied with how this painting turned out. The if you look closely at the original, there are a decent amount of broken brush strokes. it's tight but not ever detail is shown...only implied. I have a couple more painting in this show that I will post in the next couple of days.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Oyster Trio



Oil on Board. Approx 16"x8" SOLD

My newest piece for Susan Powell. I really like how this one turned out.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Abominable Joe Man



Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 16"x20"

I'm honored that this painting is in the Grand Prize round of the "You be the Judge" competition. I'd also be honored if I got your vote. CLICK HERE to get to the voting page, I'm entry #11. Thanks in advance and please share!

Voting ends Sunday, June 16. I am one of 23 finalists and the winner will receive a package valued at $10,000. It includes training tools, supplies, gift certificates and advertisement in publications.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Red in Front



Oil on Board. Approx 8"x16" SOLD

My newest piece for Susan Powell. This is one of my favorite paintings to date. It is a real stunner in person :)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Orange and Green



Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

This was a very direct painting. I paid attention to value, color and edges each time I laid paint on. I'm very happy with these efficiencies.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Red Collar



Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

This is from a photo I got from Clair Hartmann. She paints a lot of dogs and they are all great. I asked her for a few reference photos and she was happy to oblige. I hope I did this pup justice, Clair.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Single Tangerine with Leaf



Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

I think I'm going to get back into some daily paintings. Not only are they great practice but they are what I want to paint...not what anyone else wants. I think that is important as an artist. I need to get my visions in my head, out onto board.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Apple Pedestal



Oil on Board. Approx 6"x8" SOLD

I've been working on some new detailed pieces but wanted to do something a little simpler in between the complex ones.

In other news, I am doing another oil painting demo in Berwyn tomorrow evening (Wednesday). Its at The Pavek Center at 6548 West 31st Street. Come out, say hi, and watch me paint from 6:30-9PM.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Reflecting Apples



Oil on Board. Approx 16"x8" SOLD

Another new piece for Susan Powell Fine Art. I began the initial block-in for this painting at the demonstration I did a few weeks ago. This piece has come a long way since that night. Lot's of refining.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Peeled Tangerine with Antique Books



Oil on Board. Approx 12"x8" SOLD

Another new piece for Susan Powell Fine Art. The opening reception was tonight. I wish I could have been there.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The Red Crayon



Oil on Board. Approx 8"x8"

This is one of my newest pieces for Susan Powell Fine Art. It is actually kind of special to me because it represents my daughters. I have 3 and their names all start with L. I have a couple more painting in this show that I will post in the next couple of days. For purchase information, please contact the gallery at 203-318-0616 or visit their website at www.susanpowellfineart.com.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Fall Leaf with Glass Ball


Oil on cradled board. Approx 8"x8"

For purchase information, please email michael@mnaples.com