Thursday, February 28, 2008


Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x6" For purchase info, please email

I wasn't sure what to paint today...that is until I popped the cap on this bottle. It just looked so interesting bent up like that. I had to. Any guesses on the brand???

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

"Portobello Mushrooms"

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

This is the first time with this subject. As for mushrooms, I think you either love 'em or hate 'em...I love them. I also love how this painting turned out. The textures and lighting are exactly what I was going for. ALSO, I forgot to mention on my last post that there was a small article about me and my Daily Paintings. You can click here to view it. My wife actually wrote and submitted it without me knowing so it was a pleasant surprise seeing it printed. It is great having support like that. She is the best (and she's not standing right behind me telling me what to type).

Monday, February 25, 2008

"Big Red Pear"

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

Well it's been a while since I posted. My wife and I are in a transitional period with our housing situation. We are days away from selling our house and a few more days away the purchase of our new house. Anyway, in the temp house there isn't too much painting happening but I did manage to squeeze out this pear painting. I really like the skin texture and dimensional effect of this one.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

"Split Avocado"

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

I really like how the background plays into the colors of the avocado. I tried to push to ultramarine blue in the background.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

"Chrome Creamer with Spoon No.2"

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 8"x4" SOLD.

At first glance this may seem like a limited palette was used but with a closer look you see blues, greens, yellows and more. Instead of using a spot light for this setup, I just let the window next to me do the trick. The sun is shining bright around here's 4 degrees out but the sun is shining.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

"Morning Mug with Spoon"

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x6" For purchase info, please email

Here's a quick little study of some interesting back lighting. This is the morning light coming from my kitchen window. It was a soft light since the sun is hidden behind dense clouds today.

Friday, February 08, 2008

New Portrait and a Little Update

Graphite on Bristol Board. 12"x16"

I know I haven't been posting very regularly lately but I have good reasons. One reason is I was working on the above portraits. I really like how they came out and so did the client. Nice. Also, we finally sold our house and are packing everything up. We have to be out next weekend and into a temporary house for 3 weeks. I will do my best to get some painting done there but it will be a challenge. But it will all be worth it when we move into the new house in Wheaton. We can't wait. We will finally have a nursery AND a studio. That's right folks, no more painting at the kitchen table. So please bare with me and stay tuned...