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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Fortress of Solitude

At the request of a friend of mine (Ken Vargas) I give you my lasted deep thoughts painting.

Fortress of Solitude



20" x 20" Oil on canvas

Monday, June 13, 2016

New Painting

It's been a while since I posted. This painting has been on my easel for several weeks. I've been experimenting with color more. This a product of those experiments. From a middle school dance my daughter attended. Girls gathering under parking lot street lights, waiting to go into the school. The lights had an unnatural cast to it and produced long, strange shadows.

The Dance


Oil on canvas, 36" x 36"

Saturday, April 23, 2016

4 of 4

This is the last of this series. This and the other preceding three will all be available at the Art Emporium for sale.


Tea For Three Please




9" x 12" Oil on board

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Two Vases

Three of four I'm uploading this week. This one is my favorite. Lots of light and a faint distant blue table top.

Apples Never Get Any Respect



9" x 12" Oil on board

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

It's Still a Still Life

Two of four here.  I worked with a great colorist at a 4 days workshop. His montra is to "push, push that color", so this piece is the result of that process. Once again, these will be available at The Art Emporium in Charleston next week. There's only four, so first come, first served.


A Shady Vase



8" x 10" Oil on board

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

How About Some Still Life

I'll have four new paintings going up at The Art Emporium in Charleston for sale. I'm posting all four over the next few days. They should be ready for sale late next week.



Lemon and Pear, What a Pair.




9" x 12" Oil on board

Monday, February 29, 2016

Thoughts on my capital

This painting is a different style than I've used in the past. A more simple approach. I didn't want to get caught up in the representation visuals. I wanted to concentrate on using the composition and color to support my idea. This piece came to me as I was leaving downtown Charleston, WV one night. A once thriving city is a times empty. Businesses and the arts have suffered. I have a lone figure standing in the middle of the barren street pointing to the center of town where the heart of the city used to beat. The facades of the buildings look bright with color and light, but they are dying also.

I enjoyed infusing this piece with layers of color. A fun painting to work on.


Ode To A Dying City


24" x 36" Oil on canvas

Sunday, February 28, 2016

New Large Painting

Back from my long slumber. Here is a piece completed recently. This is the first of a series I'll be painting that are much larger than I've done before. 36" x 48".

I've been thinking about that moment when you're coming out of sleep, but are not yet awake. If someone was observing you, they wouldn't notice the difference. It's as if your face is a mask that your subconscious is using as it tries to rejoin reality. Well, anyway, that's the concept behind this piece.


Dream Mask


48" x 36" Oil on canvas