Saturday, January 24, 2015

"Toasted"

oil 8"x8"


I know, I know, not the most original title for this painting. I kept imagining that the cord was checking itself out in the reflection or that it was trying to slink away to avoid being plugged in.
Either case I had a blast painting this old toaster.

Enjoy and thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

"Wallflower"

8"x8" oil


After awhile these objects start taking on personalities. This guy, to cool, is kicking back, waiting for a good looking female beater to walk by. Then they can mix it up on the dance floor.

Enjoy and thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

"Lager Lager"


8"x8" oil


I have had this old bottle of Lucky Lager beer. It is dated June 4, 1937. I just had to paint it.
I know it must sound like I've had a few beers from the title. It's just 'cuz of the label.

Enjoy, and thanks for looking.



Monday, January 12, 2015

"Hung Up"


I really enjoy painting this phone. You will probably see more of it later on. I titled this "Hung Up" after my last painting, I guess the person was left on call waiting to long.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

"Call Waiting"

8"x8" oil


Who remembers the day when all you had to do was put the phone down to put someone on hold?

I really loosened up my brush stokes with this painting. I really like it. What do you think?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

"Scrambled?"

8"x8" oil


Now that I have decided to paint full time, I am loving it! This is a bit abstract for me, but I thought I would give it a try. I went down to my local consignment shop and picked up this cool egg beater. The poor eggs look a little scared wondering about their future.

Monday, December 29, 2014

"After ShaveTalc"


oil 8"x8"


I have had this old Colgate talc sitting around forever, so why not paint it, right?
On the back it says "Colgate's Talc eliminates that objectionable ""powdered"" look" Well, we wouldn't want that. But, isn't talc a powder.

Enjoy!



Monday, December 8, 2014

"Playing in the Dirt"


6x6 in., oil on gessoboard


Who doesn't like playing in the dirt? Ever since I was a kid, I've liked to play in the dirt. Now that I'm older I'd just like to play using one of these babies.

Monday, November 24, 2014

"Toby"

"Toby" 14" x 14" oil - sold

I just finished this commissioned piece. At first I really struggled. But, then I sat back regrouped and pressed on. My wife hates it when I run into road blocks. I really learned a lot during this painting and in the end I think it turned out well. I played around with a split complimentary color scheme and worked on just the "feeling" of the paint as I applied it. That might sound strange, but the consistency of the paint and how much medium to use makes a big difference.

I finished this over the weekend and sadly I had to put down our 16 year old lab, Twix. So, I think this is a fitting salute to her.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

"7up"


I've had this old 7up bottle sitting around my studio for along time. So, I thought I would finally set up a still life and paint it. Simple as that.

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