Thursday, October 20, 2011

Apple with Honeycrisp

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

I received an email from Michel Oosterhout. He has a website called "an apple a day". He asks artists to create a piece of art featuring an apple and email it to him to put on his website. As soon as I finished reading his email, I knew I wanted to include my iPhone in the painting. I really liked capturing the dark sleekness of it as well as the color shift across the Honeycrisp. Fun painting to do.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sam No.2 (the charcoal version)

Charcoal on paper. Approx 12"x19"

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I did the math earlier today and it turns out I haven't used charcoal since college...which was 10 years ago!!! Yikes, that went fast! Anyway it felt great to spread the black dust around for a change.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Pie

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

Well, it's pumpkin season in full effect. Pumpkin everything; ice cream, coffee creamer, flavored coffee, pies, muffins, donuts...all pumpkin. And I think we ate all that in one week.

On a side note, if you are reading this via email subscription, I want to let you know I changed the design of my blog. First time in five years! Very exciting...for a geek like me.

Monday, October 17, 2011

One Down, Two Up

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

I've been in the mood for a wine themed painting lately. If you go on my Facebook page (you can find a link on my menu bar on the left of my blog) to see a 30 minute block-in of this painting. I have a few gallery paintings on the list in the near future. Stay tuned...

Sunday, October 16, 2011


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

The second commission. These will find their new home in Australia.

Friday, October 14, 2011


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

The first of 2 commissions. They will hang as a pair.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Oil on Canvas Board. Approx 11"x14" SOLD

Great model tonight. I had the pleasure of meeting Janice Skivington. She is a fellow blogger and lives in my town of Wheaton. We were bound to meet up sooner or later but it took about 3 years. It's actually her son who modeled. It was a good crowd tonight.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Antique Remedy

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

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I started out with the background much know to get that perfect gray? BUT it wasn't working with the warm amber bottle. When I cooled down the background for a better temperature balance, it started to come together. This bottle has such nice detail that I wanted to almost make it a portrait. Capturing all the interesting features including the dust on top and the peeling stickers.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Antique Bicycle

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

I still have three commissions left but since I am caught up on gallery paintings for the time being, I thought I would get back to a small painting. I've been dying to paint this one for about 3 weeks. I think it's currently my favorite. I've been tinkering with gray colors lately and this back ground is right where I want to be. It is on the edge of dark tan and gray. I love it!