Friday, December 30, 2011

Work in Progress

c. 36" x 40"
Oil on Canvas
As I work on this I plan to post photographs of my "progress".

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Stickin' to the plan

Woman with slipper
oil on canvas
12 x 12

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Charcoal Drawing

My favorite from the last Artspace life drawing session I attended earlier this month.  Charcoal on mat board, c. 10 x 12.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Watercolor/gouache/charcoal figure

I did this in October and just got a good photograph of it to share.  Watercolor, gouache, charcoal on mat board.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


18 x 20
I've pushed paint around on this picture for far too long.  I think she's done...maybe a few little jabs with the brushes but maybe not, too.  I want to do more oil portraits, get my hand, arm and head (mostly) to loosen up and get out of the tight zone!!!!!! I like the detail here and I dislike it too.  Ah, the totally ambivalent painter.

Monday, December 19, 2011


16 x 20
I like the color in this.  Maybe I need to enhance the transparency in the "vase"?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Recent work/oil/charcoal

The volume of recent work posted here has been pretty slim lately.  But not for having anything to show, just too busy making it, slow getting it photographed and posted, pulled in another direction, etc.  So, over the next several weeks I will try putting something up here every day or so.
Bullit Reservation
12x12 oil on canvas

Oil Figure

Charcoal Figure

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Abbott Gallery

My community is home to a four-floor, some would say old fashioned, department store. It has been in its current location for close to 130 years.  This past Friday I signed an agreement to exhibit two original paintings in the store's Abbott Gallery and I am really pleased to have this opportunity.  I see this as an occasion to have my work on view in a very public venue for an extended period of time.  Although there are a number of other decorative items on display, my work will be the only original pieces available for purchase.
I've decided to exhibit two landscape works; both are done with oil and are framed in 2 1/2" plain gold frames.