Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 12"x7" SOLD

You know me and the utility poles. This one stood out with the sunset behind it. And what's with sunsets, by the way. For me, they have the most challenging color transitions out of any subject.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Wrapped Pears

Oil on Canvas. Approx 20"x20" SOLD

A different version of the 3 pears.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Classic Profile

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 12"x8.75" SOLD

I snapped a photo of this Deusenberg (sp?) at a nice car show last Father's Day. What attracts me to this classic was the exhaust coming out of the engine compartment and being exposed. I love that look.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Morning Cup

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

For purchase information, please email michael@mnaples.com.

I love the lighting coming through the blinds in the composition.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lily In The Light

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

I don't consider myself a floral painter and look up to ones who can capture the essence of flowers. They are so delicate, soft and translucent. Those were the 3 traits I focused on in this painting.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Taking the Lead

Oil on Board. Approx 12"x12"

Cupcakes. What more should I say? I'm hooked on this subject matter. Love the different frostings and love capturing the ridges in the paper cups. For purchase information, please contact michael@mnaples.com

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Reclining Nude

Graphite on Strathmore Bristol Board. Approx 4"x10" SOLD

A few weeks ago I went to Lisa Gloria's live model session at her studio space in Downtown Aurora. It was about 10 years since I had worked from a live model and wish I could do it more. It's good practice. This pose was about an hour. I would have liked to turn this one into a painting.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ol' Blue

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 10"x10" SOLD

Every time I go to a car show or cruise night, I take a slew of photos in hopes of painting them. Usually only a few turn out worthy of a painting. I felt this one was one of those. I have another that I hope to complete this week.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cupcake Pedestal

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 12"x12" SOLD

This is currently my favorite painting. That title changes with almost every new painting I do but this one really stuck with me. I think it's the balance of warm and cool going on.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hanging Peel

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 12"x24" SOLD

Tonight (Saturday) was the opening reception at the "40 & Under" group show at the Elliot Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, CA. This is the first of 4 paintings I have hanging in that show.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Two Cracked

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 10"x10" SOLD

Love the top view of the egg carton. A new perspective on those interesting brown eggs.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Wrapped In Silver

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

I finally found some good red pears. I have been seeing the "red pears" that are more brown than red. I'm glad I held out for the real ones.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Leaning Pear

Oil on Board. Approx 12"x12"

I enjoyed the color combination in this painting. It's late and I'm kind of at a loss for words so I will leave it at that.

Friday, August 06, 2010


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

I think I was about due for a cracked egg painting. The last one I did was a year ago. This is only the second time I painted brown eggs but I think they are my favorite. So much more character in them.

ALSO, correction to yesterday's post where I mentioned an opening at the Elliot Fouts Gallery. The correct date of the opening is next Saturday, August 14th. I hope some of you can make it!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Cut Avocado

Oil on Board. Approx 16"x8" SOLD

Another painting sold at Crow Valley Pottery. I have 4 paintings in a group show at Elliot Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, CA on August 7th. I wish I could make it out there but that won't be possible. bummer.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

PB & J Prep

Oil on Board. Approx 8"x8" SOLD

I was fortunate to have this painting sell during the opening at Crow Valley Pottery in Washington State. More to come...stay tuned.