Thursday, July 27, 2017


8 x 6"
oil on panel

I can truly say this is where I'd like to be.

A woman sunbathing on the beach on Hilton Head Island.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"Call It a Night"

10 x 10"
oil on panel

If you have a bucket list, add seeing the painting Nighthawks by Edward Hopper in the Art Institute of Chicago.  

Hopper's iconic painting done in 1942 is one of the most recognizable paintings in American art.  Hopper and his wife Jo attended an exhibit of paintings by Henri Rousseau at the Museum of Modern Art - about a month after Nighthawks was hung in a New York gallery - and in attendance was Daniel Catton Rich, the director of the Art Institute of Chicago and Alfred Barr, the director of MOMA.  Jo told Barr he just had to go see Edward's new painting Nighthawks.  It was Rich who went to see it shortly after and purchased it for $3000 and the painting has hung in the Art Institute ever since.

Please click here for a larger view.

Monday, July 10, 2017

"From Their Perspective"

6 x 8"
oil on panel

I enjoyed loosening up with this new painting - two young women resting on a bench in front of Mark Rothko's Untitled, (Purple, White and Red) in the Art Institute of Chicago.

"Puppy Zen"

12 x 12"
oil on panel

These are my darling pups, Zac and Joey, when they were about four months old.  

I know, it's out there for me.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

"Get With The Program"

6 x 6"
oil on panel

I love this painting.

From the Art Institute of Chicago, a couple rests on a marble bench in the Art Institute of Chicago.