Sunday, May 24, 2015

"Shadows"

6 x 6"
oil on panel


A new addition to my series A to Z - long shadows casting on a patchwork of stone slabs.  From the riverfront in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

"Formal Wear"

7-1/2 x 12"
oil on panel


A new painting featuring the elegant 'Mrs. George Swinton' by John Singer Sargent - a favorite of many women patrons in the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

"Bookends"

10 x 10"
oil on panel


The family dog in need of a good book.   From the beach on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Available at the Red Piano Art Gallery in Hilton Head.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

"Net Earnings"

7-1/2 x 9"
oil on panel


A new painting that features on of my hero artists, Winslow Homer.  A young lady is viewing Homer's  'The Herring Net' in the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

"Retired"

6 x 6"
oil on panel
sold


Ah...... the good life.

A new addition to my series A to Z - a man and his best friend enjoying the sun and sand and a good book on Hilton Head Island.


Friday, May 1, 2015

"Quick"

5 x 7"
oil on panel
sold


If you're a painter and you're striving to paint quick brush strokes, drink a tall glass of iced coffee.  It works.

Speaking of quick, this woman was power-walking at a speed that put me to shame.

A new addition to my series A to Z - from the beach on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.




Thursday, April 30, 2015

"Pomeranian"

5 x 5"
oil on panel
sold


A new addition to my series A to Z - my neighbor and friend, Ginger, at the pool.




Saturday, April 25, 2015

"Ocean"

6 x 6"
oil on panel
sold


My first idea for O was Oreos but they're off limits for a while.  I dream about them though.

From the beach on Hilton Head Island, a lucky woman reading a good book as the Atlantic Ocean provides a soothing background sound.  It is a new addition to my series A to Z.




Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"Nocturne"

5 x 7"
oil on panel
sold


One of these days, or nights, I'll travel around and take photos for a long-desired series of nocturne paintings.   This new piece is an addition to my series A to Z.

From a quiet alley late at night in Savannah, Georgia.


Monday, April 20, 2015

"Marble"

5 x 10"
oil on panel
sold


It isn't really easy for me to choose what to paint every day, but once I have a path or theme, I'm on it.  Like this series A to Z - I have no idea when I start my day and proceed to browse the thousands of photos I've taken for years until I zero in on a couple of possibilities.  Then I think which one do I have the desire to tackle today.   This series makes me think, it forces me to paint faster and looser and I play with different formats and use panels I've set aside for a long time.  All a good thing. 

From the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, years ago, when 'Tiber' was loaned from the Louvre.




Saturday, April 18, 2015

"Legs"

8 x 6"
oil on panel
sold


A new painting adding to my series A to Z - a pair of legs walking around a flea market in Hell's Kitchen, New York City.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

"Kline"

12 x 4"
oil on panel
sold


A new addition to my series A to Z - women with a Franz Kline abstract in the Art Institute of Chicago.




Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"Joey"

6 x 6"
oil on panel
sold


How could I resist Joey for J for my series A to Z.

Our 4 year old mini-pin/rat terrier/lamb/cow mix, Joey.




Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"Industrial"

4 x 12"
oil on panel
sold


I'm back to painting in my spankin' clean studio - with this new addition to my series A to Z.  I played with a different technique, using a white ground rather than black,  painting different values of a grey-umber then scratching and washing and wiping out areas.   I love it.

From the industrial district outside of Seattle, Washington.




Thursday, April 9, 2015

"Hot Dog"

7 x 4-1/2"
oil on panel
sold


I loaded on the paint with a palette knife for texture and richer color - very fun to do and good practice.  My palette is empty and that's a sign to take a break and give my studio a good spring cleaning and watch some baseball.  Preferably with a hot dog.    I'll be back soon with the rest of the series.

A new addition to my series A to Z - a Ballpark hot dog with mustard and relish, just the way I like it.






Wednesday, April 8, 2015

"Golf"

6 x 6"
oil on panel
sold


It was a pleasure to really loosen up with this new addition to my series A to Z.

From Aiken, South Carolina.





Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"A Visit to the Rabbi"

6 x 10"
oil on panel
sold


New and available thru Edward Montgomery Fine Art - a quiet visit with Marc Chagall's 'The Praying Jew', which hangs in the New Modern Wing in the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

"Sunday Best"

8 x 10"
oil on panel
sold 
New and available thru Edward Montgomery Fine Art - a woman dressed for such an occasion as 'A Sunday on La Grande Jatte'.   George Seurat's famous painting can be seen at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

"Frogger"

5 x 5"
oil on panel
sold


I did get out my small brush today for our resident creature we call 'Frogger'.  What a darling.

And the newest addition to my series  A to Z.


~ Happy Easter




Wednesday, April 1, 2015

"Easter Lilies"

8 x 8"
oil on panel
sold


E for Easter Lilies - a new addition to my series A to Z


~ Happy April


Monday, March 30, 2015

"On a Lark"

9 x 11"
oil on panel
sold 


I have my personal favorites in the Art Institute of Chicago - 'The Song of the Lark' by Jules Breton is one of them.  A picture says a thousand words...

Back when the movie 'Monuments Men' was premiering, Bill Murray, a part of the cast, opened up during a promotion gig about the painting saving his life.  You can read about it here.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

"For the Love of Monet"

10 x 10"
oil on panel
sold 


A woman reading the details of Claude Monet's 'Irises', from the Art Institute of Chicago.  This new painting is available thru the Edward Montgomery Fine Art Gallery.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"Drive"

5 x 5"
oil on panel
sold


D for Drive - a golfer practicing his chips on a driving range on Hilton Head Island, an addition to my new series A to Z.




Friday, March 20, 2015

"Crossword"

6 x 6"
oil on panel
sold


C for Crossword - a weekly obsession of mine to complete the New York Times Sunday puzzle, at least by the following Sunday.   This new painting is part of my new series A to Z.


~ Happy Spring


Monday, March 16, 2015

"Beach"

5 x 7"
oil on panel
sold


This addition to my new series 'A to Z' could be Boy in a Bathing Suit at the Beach.  I simplified it.