Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Live on the Levee - Early Arrivals

This is the view from the South Side Bridge. I was crossing over on a Friday afternoon with the sun getting lower in the sky. A few cars were starting to arrive. I stood on the bridge awhile, taking photos when this lone person carrying groceries came strolling by. Perfect timing.  PS: Man, that's a lot of windows.

View From the Bridge

20" x 28" Oil on canvas

Monday, July 13, 2015

A Difficult Photo

Based on the hues and chroma that are contained in a painting, getting a good, accurate photo can be difficult at times. This painting is a good example. The entire work has a greenish-yellow cast over it. I wanted to show this un-natural glow as a way to demonstrate the uneasy state that has settled over the coal industry and the people who depend on it. The result, which I'm happy with, has made the photography a real pain in the you-know-what. In person, this painting has a real nice saturated glow to it. Here, online, you'll have to trust me.

Friends of Fossilized Carbon

24" x 24" Oil on canvas

Thursday, July 9, 2015

An Alley Runs Through It

Why paint a dreary, damp alleyway? I walk past this area every morning. I liked the way the two sun drenched streets blanket the dark, narrow alley. 

Virginia Through To Quarrier

11" x 14" Oil on canvas

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fat Cat

This is my sister's cat, Louie. As you can see, he has a healthy appetite.

Guarding the bird feeder

11" x 14" Oil on canvas