Thursday, January 22, 2015

Auction: "Winter Blues" Oil, 8" x 6"

Early morning in the winter...a single daisy sits on the windowsill illuminated by the kitchen light. The white daisy picks up yellow tones from the light while the snow looks blue in the early morning.  If you would like to bid on this painting, click here.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Opening Reception " Reality and Metaphor II": Friday, January 23rd

My oil painting, "Grace", has been accepted into the "Reality and Metaphor II" juried exhibit sponsored by Six Summit Gallery in Ivoryton, CT.  The exhibit will be on view until March 22nd at the Valentine H. Zahn Gallery at the Shoreline Medical Center.  If you are in the area, come to the Opening Reception on Friday, January 23rd from 6-8pm.  You will be able to meet me in person and see amazing artwork, like the whimsical photograph below taken by artist Adrien Broom.

"Reality and Metaphor II" Exhibit at Middlesex Hospital Shoreline Medical Center
Photo by Adrien Broom

Reality and Metaphor II
Jan 23rd-March 22nd, 2015

Reception: Jan 23rd, 6-8PM
Jurors: Adrien Broom and Jerry Weiss 
Valentine H Zahn Gallery@ 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Inspiration for Art

Getting back to work after the holidays is always tough for me.  This year it took me almost a week to recuperate.  I've realized that the best way to get the creative juices flowing again after a brief hiatus is to jump into the work again.  Chuck Close sums up what I think is so true..
     "I always thought that inspiration is for amateurs - the rest of us just show up and get to work.
If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain,
 you're not going to make an awful lot of work."  

For now, I'm focusing on painting household items.  Some of these items can be tricky to replicate in paint - porcelain items, ceramics, metals...  I'm currently working on a small painting that depicts a porcelain sugar bowl and brown cane sugar.  In this painting, the slightly transparent nature of  the sugar compliments the opaque, shiny smoothness of the sugar bowl.  Stay tuned for the finished product.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Auction: "Snack Time", 8' x 6", Oil on Linen Panel

I painted "Snack Time" on an oil-primed linen panel.  First, I carefully blocked-in the drawing in pencil. Once the drawing seemed accurate, I erased the extraneous lines and thinned out the lines that I wanted to keep as a guide. If you would like to bid on this painting, click here.