Saturday, December 29, 2007

Satsumas & Bananas


[12"×16", oil on canvas] $250 Available

Still Life with Violets & Satsumas


[8"×10", oil on canvas] $150 Available

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Castle on Lake


[24"×30", oil on canvas] $250 Sold

Blue Bottle with White Flowers




[24"×30", oil on canvas] Sold

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Cracker Tin


[11"×14", oil on canvas. Overall dimensions 23"×26"] Framed in vintage clapboard. Sold

Primary Colors




I recropped this to 9"×12". [oil on canvas] $75 Available

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Mason Jar (2)


[8x10. oil on canvas] $125 Sold

Atlas and Pluto


[11x14. oil on canvas] $125 Sold

Quality for Less




[36×48. oil on gallery wrap canvas.] Sold

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Open House


Yesterday was the official open-house for the studio, with a wine-and-cheese reception. I partnered with artist Eugenia Martin for the event. All together there were probably nearly 100 works on display, and as many visitors. The turn-out was very good and it went very well with the help of my friends and neighbors. Everyone had a good time and several pieces were sold.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Fresh Vegetables


[16x12. oil on canvas] $100 Sold

Still Life with Milk Can


[12" x 16". oil on canvas] $180 Available

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

El Patrón


[11"×14". oil on canvas] Empty tequila bottle. I went back and added the word "Patrón" to this painting, similar to advertising posters of earlier days. $150 Available

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Medicine Bottles


[11"x14" (overall dimensions 23"×26")] Custom framed in vintage salvaged clapboard. $150 Available

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Bottle of Orange



[24" x 36"] $350 ($250 unframed) Available

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Bouquet of Summer Past



[24" x 30"] Copy of an antique advertising poster, to become the centerpiece of an antique bathroom. Giclée reproductions on canvas available for $150.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Frog on a Log


(11" x 14") This was a commission for a collector of frog items. Commission/Sold

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Red Lantern



[16" x 20" oil on canvas] $250 Sold

Monday, April 09, 2007

Perfect Mason


[8"×10"]

This was a commission for a client in Texas. I find these colors very soothing to look at, and restful to my eyes -- almost like looking into a swimming pool. I hope to do more with this color scheme in the future. Commission/Sold

Having a Ball


This weekend I was looking for both inspiration, and an antique mason jar to paint. I went across the street to Cane Ridge Antiques, owned by my neighbors Kevin and Melissa Horne, to 'borrow' some of their jars. They often let me use props for my still life paintings from their shop.

However, when I found the 'perfect mason' jar, I also fell in love with the green shelf it was sitting on. The only solution was to set up and paint right there in the showroom. It was also fun having people come and watch as I painted away. [11"×14"] $175 Sold

Monday, March 26, 2007

Fruit in a Cloth Napkin



[10"×8"] $100 Sold

Vinegar & Oil


[8"×10" oil on canvas] $100 Sold

Monday, March 19, 2007

St. Peter's Cathedral


This is a commissioned painting of St. Peter's Cathedral at sunrise. I wanted the cathedral to be warm and imposing against the cold city-scape behind it. The front has a gilt mosaic which becomes the brightest spot and focal point of the painting. [16"×20", oil on canvas, 8 hrs.] Commission/Sold Giclée reproductions on stretched canvas available in limited quantities for $150.




I also produced a miniature version (8"×10" - 30 min.) of the face of the church, which was auctioned at a fundraiser for St. Richard's Catholic School in Jackson, Mississippi. $65 Sold

Pink Geraniums



This was painted on the west side of my house as the sun was going down. [oil on canvas panel, 14"×11"] $125 Sold

Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Things I Remember




I had a busy weekend and got a lot done. First of all, I picked up two new commissions. The first is due by Easter! Fortunately, I got right on it and was able to finish up Sunday, which should give the paint ample time to dry before delivery.

I also finished four other paintings this week of a series that I am calling "The Things I Remember". My goal is to capture objects and places that evoke the emotions associated with remembrance. Most of these paintings will be done outdoors during the spring and summer months.

I also attempted to make my first frame out of old weathered clapboard. However, I need a mitre saw to do this correctly and so the best I came up with was poor. The painting at left is a miniature version (4"×5". $50 Sold) of the painting above. [8"×10"] $175 Sold

Monday, March 05, 2007

Basket with Rolled Towels


In our guest bathroom, Holly had placed some rolled towels in an old cane basket. It was such a lovely natural composition that I painted it this weekend. [16×18, oil on canvas] $75 Sold

To see a progression of this painting, click here.

With a View to Paradise



Here is the finished commissioned landscape of Hawaii (20" × 16"). I like to tone my canvasses with either light red (English red), or yellow ochre before I begin a painting. In this case, I have "fixed" my charcoal drawing by drawing in the still-wet tone color, then allowing it to dry before painting in the first layer. Commission/Sold

Friday, February 23, 2007

The Tin Man's Coup


This one was just for fun. [12×16] $50 Sold
Tomorrow I should be finishing the commissioned piece, which is a landscape in Hawaii. Then I am excited to start work on two other larger works; one 24"×48", and the other 36"×48". In between working on these studio pieces, I will be sketching outdoors as weather permits.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Waiting for a Bath


I spotted this old bathtub waiting for a re-finishing across the street from my studio. It called out to me to be painted, so I set up to do a plein air sketch. Several cars slowed down to observe, and a few people stopped to talk. I had a lot of fun painting this one. [16"×12"] $250 Sold

I also started a commissioned painting and finished another fun little painting of toys on a chair.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Still Life with Blue Bottles




Here is the finished painting of blue bottles (with a photo of the subject at right). [28"×20"] $300 Available

Mason Jar


I found that I enjoy painting mason jars because of the endless possibilities for coupling them with interesting items, both inside and out. I painted this tiny canvas yesterday. [5x7, oil, 30min] Sold

Monday, February 05, 2007

Sunflowers




Here are photos of the three sunflower paintings.

New Studio Space


I worked this weekend painting a still life of blue bottles in the sun. I am still getting situated, so I wound up with only a few hours of working time before the sun started shifting the colors. This will be a slightly larger painting than the others I have done since January.
I am looking forward to the spring and painting some outdoors where light isn't such an issue.
I finally took photographs of my studio space and have posted them here and below.

NOTE: This is a photograph of my studio, NOT a painting :)

Monday, January 29, 2007

First Lesson


This week I taught my first painting lesson in the studio. It gave me a chance to get feedback on my methods and was very productive. The painting shown is the finished exercise.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Tea & Thee


Last night Holly and I went to the studio to work. The lighting is bad in the evening, so I just did some preliminary drawings without shading. The subject this time is a tea cup and spoon. [12"×9" oil on canvas] $100 Available
I spent the rest of the time polyurethaning the door frame while Holly painted the dolls house she is working on.
I ordered some studio lamps today.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Camellias


I finished the sunflower paintings and began a picture of some pink camellias that Holly picked for me. I finished the camellias in maybe four hours (it was a small 12" x 16" panel). The results were good and I think I will paint more of that subject this weekend. My neighbor has some white and red varieties which will paint nicely I think. $100 Sold

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

First Paintings


This past weekend, I was able to set up and start painting in my new studio for the first time. The very first piece of artwork I did was actually a "poison" label for a jar of solvents, but I then began sketches for three paintings of sunflowers.
The electricity was not connected until yesterday, so Sunday I had to paint while natural light was available.
The sunflower paintings are a commission and have been a lot of fun to paint. I should be finished with them by January 14.
I will post photos as soon as I take some.