Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Bench Warranted"

8 x 8"
oil on masonite

I've recently done 8 new paintings which will be included in a grouping along with a favorite artists of mine, Pam Ingalls - please stop in the Howard/Mandville Gallery during August if you're in the area. Pam is one of the artists who inspired me to get painting five or so years back - I'm really very proud to hang beside her. You can preview my new work here - most of these pieces will be up on the wall by August 1st.

This new painting will be included in the collection, a young woman benched and reading in Washington Square Park in Manhattan.

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ps ....... I'm taking a real break and will be back to painting next weekend.

happy trails.......



Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"A Little Too Close"

7 x 11"
oil on masonite
sold

From the Art Institute of Chicago, a young man gets a little too close to Vincent Van Gogh.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

"Green Space"

7 x 9"
oil on masonite
sold

Put on your shades for this new painting - a mixture of vibrant greens with lots of scrubbing, scratching, brushing, knifing around the New Yorkers enjoying Bryant Park, a sanctuary behind the New York Public Library. On a day like this one, you see what it means to us humans to have that greenspace in a big city.

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

"Canopy Express"

6 x 14"
oil on masonite
sold

A slow and easy carriage ride under the canopy of palmettos and oaks, in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

"Untied"

12 x 12"
oil on masonite

Generally speaking, I avoid faces on the figures - I usually find the body language more interesting and want to focus on that alone. In this new painting, with that stark contrast from the bench onto that empty, lit floor - that direct stare from the fellow on the right seemed to fit the atmosphere, as if they were 'on stage' and there for the viewing. Added to that is a lot of applied texture with the palette knife, which isn't as evident unless you can see it in person. Very fun to paint.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

"Green Tee"

6 x 6"
oil on masonite
sold

I'm back in my hut again. There was a painting marathon of about three weeks, then a quick decision made to join my old high school friends for a mini-reunion of sorts - drove to Chicago with my favorite pillows, did that, went into the city for about five hours and drove back to Atlanta. Call me crazy, but it's good for me to take a break like that.

Now back to work with a quick, loose piece to get warmed up - a young man I spotted on a bench in the Art Institute of Chicago.




Thursday, July 8, 2010

"All Over the Map"

12 x 9"
oil on masonite
sold


This is one of those paintings that I'd like to keep for my own. I'm completely in love with it. But ..... painting is my livelihood and the best I can hope for is they all get a good home.

From the upper floor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

"Seating Arrangement"

12 x 9"
oil on masonite

I think some of my personal favorite paintings are these new pieces - I used a combination of brushwork and palette knife - and seems to add just the right amount of texture and bump up the illumination. It's tough, to stay in control - moving the paint around, coaxing it to just where I want it. The more I do it, the more control I have. In person, you can really see the impact.

This new painting, a woman resting on a bench on the upper floor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be arriving at the Howard/Mandville Gallery by the end of July.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"Where the Girls Are"

8 x 10"
oil on masonite
sold

From a sunny sidewalk in Little Italy, New York City - where the girls enjoy some outdoor dining.

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Friday, July 2, 2010

"Boogie Fever"

9 x 5"
oil on masonite
sold

I've painted this woman on a bike several times - I can't help it. It makes me happy. A scene from Hilton Head Island.

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