Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Yes, I'm listening.

This is my wife Irene. Took this photo at a stop for lunch while on a bike ride. She looked like she was ready for a rest. The goal here was to experiment with color and still have the person recognizable. The painting is a success on both accounts. 
24"x 24", Acrylic

Easy Par

This is John, a golfing buddy. We golf every week at the 9 hole course in my neighborhood. We know the course pretty well. Our favorite saying is, "easy par." This captures him pretty well. Unfortunately I didn't take a great photo of the painting before it was purchased. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Feeling Cocky

Roosters are a perfect subject matter for 'warm up' paintings. These were done simultaneously rather quickly giving them a fresh painterly look.

10"x 10" Acrylic


Mary is a friend and business associate.  When it comes to decorating and fashion her sense of color is a perfect match for my stylized portrait and figure paintings. The result was what I was hoping for! And I'm happy to say she liked it too.
16"x 16" Acrylic


Goodnight Irene

This is my wife Irene in her bedtime routine of reading before going to sleep. This painting was juried into Pasadena Society of Artists 88th Annual Exihibition June, 2013. 

9"x 12" Acrylic

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Skies the Limit

These are 5"x 7" studies  for a larger series of Skyscapes.
The trick is to translate the spontaneity from the small studies to larger paintings...wish me luck.

Real Hope & Change

In light of current events, this concept came to mind...
12"x 12" Acrylic on Canvas

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Veronica at Studio

Painting from a live model is a great exercise. Since most sessions are typically 3 hours, lots of decisions need to be made quickly and there is less opportunity to overwork the painting. Everything might not be perfect but that adds to the feel and look of the finished artwork. (Update – This painting was juried into Pasadena Society of Artists 88th Annual Exihibition June, 2013)

23"x 29" Acrylic

Monday, October 8, 2012

Texas Here We Come

Friends of ours recently packed up and moved to Texas to retire and be closer to one of their kids families. As a going away gift I presented these paintings for them to choose from. They are small 5"x 7" studies with 11"x 14" mattes. They picked the one with the angled flag and then decided to purchase the other flag one for their son. I kept the bottom one, 'Chili Tango'. 

Lemons in a Bowl

This was a challenge with a bird's eye view point and cast shadows from the window blinds.

Lemons in a Bowl / Acrylic / 24"x 24"

Woman on a Mission

This painting recently received an Honor Mention at the San Gabriel Fine Art Association Fall Exhibition. 12"x 12"

Monday, September 3, 2012

A Real Trouper


This painting can be seen at Millard Sheets Gallery, August 31 to September 30, 2012. The theme of this years exhibition is, "Art & Fair – A 90 Year Celebration". Be sure to stop by the gallery if you happen to be visiting the LA County Fair this year. The painting was from a live model. He mentioned he had performed fire eating, so when I got back to the studio I added the fire sticks and circus related graphics in the background. He is a Real Trouper.