Monday, January 28, 2008


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

Here is one of the fruits I bought at the 'market'. My jaw dropped when I saw all the leaves still attached to the tangerines. They add such character.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

"Strawberry Cheesecake"

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

I bought this slice of delicious strawberry cheesecake at a local 'market'. They carry every fruit and vegetable around as well as a variety of ethnic foods and gourmet desserts. I was like a kid in a candy store...except it was fruits.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

"Full Moon"

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 4.875"x6" SOLD.

I actually painted this one a couple of days ago, but did some finishing touches to it today. It was the perfect night and the moon was very bright (what, am I writing a poem here). Anyway, it looked good enough to paint.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

"Fire Starters"

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x4.875" SOLD

One of my techniques to keeping a consistent color scheme throughout a painting is by not washing my brush very often, at least during the first half of the painting. I literally painted this entire painting without washing my brush once. I just kept one color flowing and mixing into the next.

Monday, January 21, 2008

"PB&J No.6"

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

It feels like forever since my last post. We've had some great luck come our way. We finally got a contract on selling our house. Phew. Two things I can't wait for in the new house; doing a nursery and a studio. I can envision them both now...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

"Milk Chocolate"

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

My first chocolate bar. You know, I really don't eat too much chocolate. It needs to have peanut butter with it for me to enjoy it. So as for the rest of this bar...I won't eat it. Anyway the foil was fun and the variations of value in the actual chocolate was a good challenge.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Bambino

We went for an ultrasound today and got some great images of the baby. My wife's at about 20 weeks and feeling good. I can't explain how amazing this process is. Oh, btw, I hope to post a painting tomorrow.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

"PB & J No.5"

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

I love the open face composition of this PB & J. The peanut butter was so creamy. When I make my PB & J's, I use about a half inch layer of peanut butter. I love it!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

"Ultimate Squeeze"

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x4.875" SOLD.

I am one of those people who squeeze the heck out of paint tubes. I don't know if I'm cheap or hate wasting but I'll squeeze them until my fingers hurt. Trust me that the Cadmium Red and Cerulean Blue have zero paint in them.

Monday, January 07, 2008

"Intimidated Cherry"

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x4.875" SOLD

As simple as it is, I love how this cherry turned out. It feels like it has so much dimension and that's where I wanted the focus. You can't pass up the intense red color either.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

"Coffee Collection Reflections"

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

I am very pleased with this painting. It was fun and satisfying capturing all the reflections.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

"Light Bulb Opposites"

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

This is the challenge I have been waiting for. A subject different then my usual paintings and it forced me to be observant - not just go through the motions.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

"Cherry On Top"

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

It's frigid cold here now. Wind chill in the single digits. This painting made me feel like spring or summer time. Definitely warmth. A good feeling to help fight this major head cold I have.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

"Peeking Winter Sun"

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x4.875" SOLD.

Here is the view from my kitchen this afternoon. It's been snowing since yesterday afternoon so the trees had a beautiful layer of snow on them. It was so overcast that the sun could barely peek through. Still amazing, though. Happy New Year!