Monday, February 25, 2008


I've been finished this for a while but I'm really enjoying it on my wall at the moment so I wasn't in a huge rush to list it. It has a real Edward Hopper feel to it. How can it not?

I really wanted to apply the paint nice and thick to the canvas, so, no texture combing on this one. I wanted a real loose, clean painterly approach. A good workout for me.

You can find the listing here.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


One nice thing about being a runner are the chances one gets to truly appreciate the simple beauty of your surroundings. Being a slow runner, I get longer chances to appreciate them. The photo for this painting was taken while I was on a run, I carry a cell phone with a camera for when the mood and lighting strikes.

Two things that I LOVE to do with a painting I did with this landscape. I love trees that are backlit and I love painting with white straight from the tube. (I think I heard an instructor or two fainting with the last statement). I had some fun with this one.

Anyways, you can find out more here.

Monday, February 11, 2008


This is a study I did yesterday of my youngest daughter. The dress she is wearing is one of my favorites and I've been meaning to capture it for a while before she grows out of it. Its acrylic on 9"x 12" canvas. Not sure if I'm going to part with it or not.

My apologies for not posting sooner, last week was full of art related stuff (behind the scenes detail-y things) but not a lot of painting.

I have a LOT of pent up creativity this week so we shall see where this takes me. I think I will be doing some painting a day studies.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Koi Pond

This painting is a birthday present for my mother. She is a HUGE collector of all things fish related, most specifically Koi. When I was growing up I remember lazing on the living room couch staring at this huge koi painting she had hung. I think I memorized every brush stroke of that painting (since I was often bored, in typical teenage fashion!)

This piece evolved from an outing we made for her birthday to Art Central. The original photo that this piece is based on was taken of thier koi pond. There isn't a lot of bright light hitting the pond so I was pleasantly surprised I came away with a few decent shots.

I have to say, I thought often of Ivan Chan's whimsical koi paintings while working on this!