Saturday, December 26, 2009

Jonah























This is a commission oil painting on canvas done for some good friends of mine, (Jared & Donna), painted from a black & white photograph.
I love the photo which evidenced the curiosity of their son in the water.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Summer Vegetables "study"


There are three main components to making this study.
1. Lots of paint.
2. Two pallet knifes and two paint brushes that should probably be thrown out.
3. I do not care what happens; I am going to have fun.
This is not to say I did not want it to resemble the assignment, I just need to get over trying to do a master piece, and just paint for fun like I used to.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Pennsylvania Landscape CONRAD




Pennsylvania Landscape Study ( I DO NOT FIND THIS TO BE AN EASY ASSIGNMENT)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

NY CITY OIL PAINTING,YELLOW CAB, CONRAD

12"x16" o/c
Different Strokes From Different Folks

Several months ago I was asked, “How do you know when a painting is done?” I did not know how to answer. After much thought, I now have an answer.
It is when my Attention Deficit Disorder kicks in.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

FISHING LURE OIL PAINTING, CONRAD



This painting was a good challenge and it was nice not to work in the middle of the night, I worked on
this during my lunch hour over four days. The marble wall made for a good grid (reference points) for
the drawing. If I could get the perspective correct on the wall I felt the rest would be easy, it was not.

Different Strokes From Different Folks





Saturday, March 28, 2009


Have you ever tried to take a picture and someone jumped in and ruined your photo? In case you're wondering, I do have kids -- or I am one --one or the other.....

Different Strokes From Different Folks

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Different Strokes From Different Folks


I really couldn’t set my hook into this painting; however, once I got started I couldn’t bring myself to throw it back.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


7.5" x 8"
oil on masonite
NFS

Wednesday, March 4, 2009



Different Strokes From Different Folks

white, yellow ochre, cadmium red and ivory black.
This is the palette I used to do this painting. The painting was more or less an experiment in the use of a limited palette.
I like a lot of colors to work from and I just thought this would be fun, which it was. I would do it again. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


“Howdy M’am”
18"x24" o/c
Shirt & Hat on a Hanger.
While I was doing this painting I was reminded of an old friend who was in love with a waitress at the local diner. He was a little shy so it took him about three weeks to work up the nerve to speak to her, and when he did, all he could say was, “Howdy M’am”. As time passed he spoke to her more and more. When he finally asked her out…
Purchase information at MORTON STREET GALLERY.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


COWBOY MARTINI

16" x 20" O/C
This is a painting I did for the "Western Art & Saddle Show" at the MORTON STREET GALLERY. The show opens Feb. 7, 2009.

I heard Fran Knueppel (gallery owner and artist) talking about a “Cowboy Martini” one day recently. I know there really is such a thing. I found two different recipes on the net; however, I do not think a cowboy would drink either one. I know--I’m probably wrong. So here is my version.....a beer in a martini glass.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009


This was a study for a larger painting.
Avocado and spoon
6” X 6’
Linen on wood
My New Year’s resolution is to post two paintings a week--well, at least one.


This is my 2nd attempt on Different Strokes from Different Folks another learning experience thanks again Karin

Sunday, January 4, 2009

THANK YOU KARIN JURICK

10"x8" OIL ON WOOD
THIS IS MY RESULT FROM THE CHALLENGE OF Karin Jurick’S Different Strokes From Different Folks blog
I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT KARIN AND THE WORK SHE HAS DONE FOR ALL. WE RECEIVE HER “GIVING” FROM THE BLOG SHE MAINTAINS, "DIFFERENT STROKES FROM DIFFERENT FOLKS". HER BLOG HAS TO BE A LOT OF WORK.
THANKS AGAIN