Friday, November 27, 2020

My 2021 Calendar


My 2021 Calendars are here!

 This mini wall calendar measures 8-1/2" by 13" opened up, featuring 12 months of color reproductions of my paintings done in 2020.  


Wednesday, November 25, 2020


I know.

I haven't posted in days.  I've painted two pieces and in a blink of an eye, they both sold.  I've just been lucky.  And grateful.

Here are the two.

"Happy Dance" that features the joyous Dance by Henri Matisse.


10 x 10"
oil on panel

"Kiss Her" featuring Gustav Klimt's iconic The Kiss.

9 x 12"
oil on panel

~  There are brighter days ahead, my friends.  Stay safe, stay healthy, wear a mask and be kind to one another.  And have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 6, 2020

"Hair Solutions"


6 x 8"
oil on panel

In Washington DC, you can see many paintings by the famous portrait painter Gilbert Stuart.  Stuart's most recognized is of George Washington which you'll find in the National Portrait Gallery among the Presidents - the one featured above, Catherine Brass Yates (Mrs. Richard Yates) shares a room in the National Gallery of Art with other notable Americans.

In 1793, Stuart had just returned to America from a long stretch in England where he enjoyed popularity and recognition as being one of the lead portrait artists.  And a different America it was.  Catherine Yates is thought of as one of Gilbert's most famous paintings both for the artistic masterpiece that it is and, what is known as a symbol of this young country's rectitude - meaning moral righteousness.  Personally, I always get a kick out of looking at this portrait every time I'm visiting the National Gallery.

~  Keep wearing your mask and stay healthy.