Monday, April 28, 2014


6 x 8"
oil on panel

A young woman reading the city guide in a hotel lobby in Chicago.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

"200 Faces, No. 139"

4 x 4"
oil on panel

Hard to pass up a beautiful, warm day here today - but I did put in a little time in the studio.
A new addition to my ongoing series BUST-ED.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Raspberry Beret"

5 x 7"
oil on panel

I have a cold.  I felt like painting, despite my fuzzy brain, but it had to be loose.  And really, this is how I really love to paint with oils.  Loose, quick and done by the end of the day.  The title came to me from a Prince song I haven't heard in a long time.

From the Art Institute of Chicago, a young woman stands before Grant Wood's iconic painting 'American Gothic'.

~ Happy Easter

Monday, April 14, 2014

"200 Faces, No. 138"

I've been working hard on a project that I'm psyched about and it's right up my alley.

One of my galleries, Morris & Whiteside, will be hosting a Small Works Show Auction at another one of my galleries, Sylvan, in Charleston, South Carolina.  It's not until mid-July, but I'm hoping to have 8-10 paintings included in the auction.  That's what I'm working on these days.

The cool thing about this auction is there should be around 200 paintings - and big names like Dean Mitchell, Dan McCaw, Steven Scott Young to name a fraction of the artists.  Great deals to be had -
a perfect event to begin collecting original art.

Most of what I'm doing are sizes as small as 4 x 4" and as large as 8 x 8".  I told you it was right up my alley.

So closer to the event, around July 1st, I'll post those paintings so you might think about joining in on the auction.


I took a break from that project today and added to my ongoing series BUST-ED.

I randomly picked a colored panel with a grassy-green and love the results.

4 x 4"
oil on panel

I purposely didn't labor over the edges and show all these cool slivers of the green ground, as you can see a little better below in the detail.



Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Let's Dance"

9 x 12"
oil on panel

Hot off the easel and with cheerful, spring colors- my third painting to fit into the upcoming group show 'Apres Paris' at the Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery, opening May 2nd.

I chose another famous French painter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and his masterpiece 'Dance at Bougival', which hangs in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Please click here for a larger view.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

"Their Sunday Best"

8 x 10"
oil on panel

I did finish this painting, after a marathon of 5 days.  I'm more inclined to start a piece and finish it before I turn in, but this one demanded more time.  It will be included in Anne Irwin's May Show titled 'Apres Paris'.

The two sisters, in their Sunday best, were marveling over Georges Seurat's 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte' in the Art Institute of Chicago.

The gallery sold this quickly and I am thrilled.

Please click here for a larger view.