Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Starry Eyed"

9-1/2 x 14"
oil on masonite

I am one of the trillions of people who marvel over Van Gogh's paintings - you're lucky to see them in person really. You can almost trace each deliberate brushstroke made from start to finish - lots of movement and animation, thick layers of multitudes of colors - absolutely stunning how he handled paint. 'Starry Night' needs it's own room, bleacher seats would be nice - it's almost impossible to stand before it without a dozen or more people fighting for that glimpse.

From the Museum of Modern Art, a patron gets a rare, dedicated view of the most popular, most reproduced, most recognizable painting by Van Gogh, 'Starry Night'.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

"Feast For the Eyes"

8 x 12"
oil on masonite
sold

At my shop, I have framed prints and posters of Diego Rivera's work for years - but nothing comes close to seeing the paintings in person. They are marvelous.

From the Museum of Modern Art in New York, a visitor pours over Rivera's 'Flower Festival: Feast of Santa Anita' - a massive, colorful, brilliantly-composed feast for the eyes.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

"News Anchor"

8 x 8"
oil on masonite
sold

I've done several new paintings that will be sent to the Howard/Mandville Gallery in the next few weeks, this one included - a painterly piece of a woman relaxing with the newspaper in the sculpture garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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and....... please know I am so grateful for your comments on the paintings. It really drives me and I appreciate it.



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"Mosey Along"

5 x 7"
oil on masonite
sold

Packed in like sardines, folks take a relaxing carriage tour through Charleston, which by the way, I'd highly recommend.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"Spirit In The Sky"

5 x 7"
oil on masonite
sold

This new painting will be added to the Sylvan Gallery in Charleston - along with several more I'm currently working on. They're small, casual, intimate scenes - much like the Holy City itself. This view is looking down Meeting Street towards St. Michael's Church, lit up in the early morning sun.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Showtime


I sure do want to thank those who came to the 16 Patton Gallery Saturday night for my mini-show and especially want to thank Danna and Jamie for giving me the spotlight. I had the best time - it's great to put aside the paints, take a roadtrip, eat good food and meet nice people. Three paintings in the grouping were sold - keep in mind they'll be on exhibit until mid-July if you're in the city of Asheville, which by the way is a fabulous place to visit and explore.

It's back to work, I've got a lot of painting to do.

Friday, June 18, 2010

"Two Seater"

8 x 8"
oil on masonite
sold

I saved this new painting for a TGIF image, also included in the 8 Squared show opening tomorrow evening - a vacationing couple maintaining their coolness in the low tide on Hilton Head Island. I'm packing up and heading to Asheville myself - if you're in the area, I'd appreciate you coming by tomorrow night or any time in the next month - they're showing at the 16 Patton Gallery. You'll find a map here.

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"Dayglow"

8 x 8"
oil on masonite
sold

Included in the grouping of 8 Squared, a scene from Mulberry Street in New York City's Little Italy, where outdoor diners were tucked underneath a row of glowing, yellow umbrellas.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

"Cruise Line"

8 x 8"
oil on masonite
sold

One of my personal favorites, also included in the grouping in the upcoming show 8 Squared opening this Saturday at the 16 Patton Gallery in Asheville - a woman on her blue scooter
zooming down the road.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"Welcome Center"

8 x 8"
oil on masonite

As you can see, my friend's dog, Bernie is usually out front doing his job of either welcoming visitors ..... or not. He's like a massive sculpture in the sunshine, I couldn't wait to paint him.
This new piece will be included in the upcoming show 8 Squared, opening this Saturday.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"Alfresco"

8 x 8"
oil on masonite
sold

This new painting is taken from a little side patio outside of an Asheville restaurant where, every time I pass by, I see a painting in my head. This piece will also be included in the upcoming show
8 Squared
at the 16 Patton Gallery. I'll be at the gallery Saturday evening - please come by and say hello - if you don't see me, I'm probably a few doors down at this very spot, composing more paintings in my head.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

"Floor Plans"

8 x 8"
oil on masonite
sold

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, weary patrons take to the lobby benches to rest and navigate where they'll go next. This new painting will be included in the grouping 8 Squared, opening this Saturday night at the 16 Patton Gallery.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

"Water Boy"

8 x 8"
oil on masonite

This new painting is a good example of what oils are meant for - the swirling and moving of colors. Meet my friend's dog Boo, who is also included in the grouping of 8 Squared, opening next Saturday night.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

"Zzzoom"

8 x 8"
oil on masonite
sold


Next Saturday evening, the 16 Patton Gallery will host an opening for my mini-solo show, titled 8 Squared - a small collection of 8 x 8" paintings of a variety of subjects that inspire me. I would love for you to come by and see the paintings in person if you're in the area - they'll be up on the wall next Saturday, the 19th.

This new painting is a scene from Asheville, a little Moped action at the corner of Haywood Street & College Street.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

"Atlantic Time"

6 x 6"
oil on masonite
sold

As I was thinking of a title for this new painting, a dozen possibilities came to mind, all of which were lamenting the oil spill - how we now look at our experiences at the beach in a different way, whether it's on the Gulf, Pacific or Atlantic Coast. It's time we cherish - walking on the edge of the earth, staring out into the deep blue waters, enjoying the air, the sounds, the smells. I guess I'd rather my paintings be timeless, a moment captured, without a title defining what once was.

We will endure all that's ahead of us and we will continue to live our lives - embracing those places where we feel peaceful and fortunate - I'm sure of it.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

"Top Guns"

8 x 8"
oil on masonite
sold

Three women biking in formation, on Hilton Head Island.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"Freewheelers"

8 x 8"
oil on masonite
sold 

Ode to the clean beach. A very typical sight on Hilton Head Island, a couple riding bikes along the shore.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

"Rafters"

6 x 6"
oil on masonite
nfs

In between painting, I am occasionally lured into a swim at my good neighbor's pool. The reward goes without saying, added to that, it rejuvenates me enough to continue painting longer into the evening. Gotta love that.

My neighbor poms - Taz and Ginger floating on a raft in the sunshine. A gift to my friends.


Monday, June 7, 2010

"The Scoop"

6 x 6"
oil on masonite
sold

I'd like to start off the week with a more positive image of beach life - clean and blue, as it should be.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

"Chaos"

6 x 6"
oil on masonite
sold


I'm back in my little painting hut again - with immediate work to do, finishing up the group of new work for a mini-solo show opening June 19th at the 16 Patton Gallery in Asheville. I purposely picked this scene to warm up the brain and brushes - the beginning of my experience in New York City, as I was driving in on that first Saturday afternoon in Crazytown USA.

I hope to balance my time with some small, very loose pieces along with more-realized, larger work - those you'll see closer to the opening of the show. So I hope you'll check back often, I'm raring to go.