Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Paintings in the works

I'm currently working on a few paintings at the same time. Just as I reached a juxtapose position on one of the paintings I ran out of Titanium White. I will have the paint today.

So here are just 2 of the paintings I am working on . The first one is "Eve's Decision" a 14' x 18' oil on linen. The second is " Best Brew" which is a 24" x 30 " oil on linen ,wow is mea. Meaning I really took on quite a challenge here but stay tuned cause I'm gonna make it work.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Running Horses Oil Painting on linen

This painting is an oil on linen. Size 24" x 30". Challenge... creating atmosphere and movement. I had fun mostly.

Sometime soon I will begin posting my sculpture progress.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

More Animal and People Paintings

Here's a new one.

With the urging of some fellow well trusted artists I have attempted to leave this painting a little unfinished. This was difficult as I originally planned to have the woman in this painting wearing a red dress. So be it. Here it is. Baby Bear, my cat makes his debut in this painting.

" The Owl and the Pussy Cat" is an oil on linen and it is is 24" x 30".

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

People and Animals a paintng or two

Let's just say I've decided to bring more people together with animals.

Animals are a strong element in my life. I love them and would like others to love them as well. So here I go bringing animals and people together in my paintings.

The first Painting is "Sky Hunters". Nancy runs a raptor sanctuary here in San Diego. She rehabilitates injured raptors and releases those that are able to be returned to the wild back into the wild and cares for those that are too injured to be returned to the wild for the rest of their lives. The painting has been done in oil and is 14" x 18" on linen board.

The second painting " Never More" is a model I had painted from a few times and improvised by adding a raven. I used oil and gold leaf. The size is 14"x 18" on linen board

Monday, August 8, 2011

I recieved an Award this weekend

Here I am accepting an award , the Gallery Presidents Special Award ,at the COAL Gallery Annual open juried show. John Asaro was one of the Judges this year.

The painting that won the award is Lenny's Clam Bar.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Here are Two of My Latest Paintings

The painting on the top of this page is " Lenny's Clam Bar" rendered from a most memorable evening spent at this particular restaurant in New York. The Painting is 24" x 30" Oil on Canvas and is $1100

This painting was a real challenge. Let's just call it a tremendous learning experience.

The second painting "Roosevelt Park" also a memorable day in New Jersey.

This painting is 24" x 30" Oil on Canvas and is $950.

Friday, July 1, 2011

They say It's Alright

"They Say it's Alright" is a 16" x 20" oil on canvas.
Does she look familiar?

I worked on the painting some more. I wasn't happy with the seemingly blue circles around my eyes and the colors in the photograph were not correct..

If you are interested in one of the paintings on this blog or would like a painting done you can email me. Just click on the link that says "see my complete profile" or the link that says "get your pet portrait here" and that look for email under contact and click on it.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Patches First Ride

Here's the finished painting . "Patches First Ride" 30" x 40" oil on linen. This painting is going out on exhibition this Saturday to the Phantom Gallery in Carlsbad

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Today in the Studio

Well here I am applying the final brushstrokes to a painting I've been working on. This piece is 30" x 40" and well worth every inch of challenge. I'll post the finished piece in the next day or so.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Recent Painting

This is a portrait of a friends grandchild. The painting has left me with a feeling of unfinished and uncomfortable that gnaws at me but for some unexplained reason I choose to keep it this way.

Oh yes, I won an award, 3rd place for figurative painting at the Kruglak Gallery in Oceanside Ca.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A New Painting in the Series

The series continues. Here is another painting from a photograph I took at the annual Easter Party . This painting is 14" x 18" in oil on canvas board. I've been working on my brushstrokes and increasing the thickness of paint application.

Friday, April 29, 2011

A New Series in the Making

I started a few paintings...simple paintings. Hopefully Simple paintings with big meanings.

So here's the first one " The Lost Letter". The girl is saddened by the loss of the letter L on her Tee shirt. She tries to catch the L as it falls.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Some more wildlife paintings

I've just completed a large painting 36" x 48" of a horse thundering by. She's running from a helicopter terrified of the BLM roundup, her foal has died from exhaustion trying to keep up.

Darn it why can't we leave life to be....

I also completed another piece which has been juried into a wild life show in Fallbrook.

So here they are.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Art Opening Reception

It was a good night, traffic flow was steady, great feedback from both artists and patrons, sold a painting with possibilities of some more. Wonderful hosts, Joe and Mary Villela of Oceanside Art Gallery in Carlsbad. The show will be up for one month running March 24 - April 22, 2011.

I'm also getting ready for another show in Temecula at the beginning of May. Details to follow.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

"The Day Trip" Painting

Here's another Painting just completed and boy was this a challenge.

I'm really intrigued with light, contrast and color. Also edges and shapes.

This painting " The Day Trip" measures 24" x 30" and it is an oil on Canvas.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dragon Lady Painting

I've just completed two more paintings. At the end of March I will be having a one woman show at the Oceanside Art Gallery in Carlsbad.

The first painting is "Portrait of Ana". It is 24" x 30" oil on canvas.

The second painting is "Mating Season". It is 12" x 24" oil on canvas.

I'm working on few more pieces simultaneously. As I finish them I will publish them to the blog.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Painting Wildlife Again

Well I'm preparing for a show at the end of March.

My concentrate will be animals and people in the moment.

Here's a new piece.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Something New

Here's a painting I'm working on. It's a special painting. A friend, a special friend has commissioned me to do this painting as a surprise for a loved one.

I'm enjoying using all my various learning's from the past few years to create this piece.

Warms, cools, brushstroke,values,colors, direction, movement and more.

Hope they like it.