Wednesday, March 23, 2016

"Pickle Fork"

12x12 in. oil

We love pickles in our house. There is always a jar in our fridge. One day while looking for a snack these caught my eye as a painting subject and also a snack.
I wanted to play around with contrasting colors so I picked a red background. I like it, I hope you do too.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

"Frontal Assault"

6"x12" oil
When I set up this still life to paint, I hadn't any idea I would be influenced by a book while I was painting. Funny how that works. While I was painting I was listening to a biography about George S. Patton. The thought came to mind I should name this painting "Frontal Assault". I sat back and imagined the cup on the left trying to climb over the other cups to get to the cup on the right. For what reason? Well that's for your own imagination!

Enjoy and thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

"Stuck in the Middle"

8x8 oil


This is my last painting for 2015. This may sound crazy, but, these bottles took on a bit of character. The two outside bottles look confrontational and the brown bottle is, well, stuck in the middle. I haven't given them names, so, I guess, I'm not that crazy.

Monday, December 7, 2015

"Cup and Spoon"

8x8 oil


I've painted this cup several times in the past couple of years. I don't know what it is, I just like it. I guess it's the simplicity of the cup and spoon that attracted me. I wanted to capture the reflective glass and the contrast of the metal spoon.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Day 3- "Cup and Spoon" (In Progress)

Okay, call me crazy, yes, I'm going highly detailed on this painting. I'm loving it though. So much so that I thought I'd share an "in progress" shot. It's a pretty simple composition. But, how many times do we look at the beauty of simple things in life? Such as the reflection in the cup, for one, that I'm trying to capture.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

"Kodak Duaflex IV"

8x8 oil

At first I was a bit intimidated to paint this camera. Silly, huh, to be intimidated by a camera. There seemed to be a lot of detail I didn't want to deal with. It wasn't bad at all, I had fun with it. Now I want to paint two more cameras I have. One is a stereoscopic Kodak and the other is a Kodak Instamatic. So I'm going to paint a Kodak series. Fun, right?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

"Beater n' Bowl"

8x8 oil

I painted this for the upcoming Wayland Academy Alumni show. I am delivering it this Friday and plan to stop in to see Bev Dohmann (my old art teacher). She is the one to blame who started me off on this art adventure, so long ago.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

"Yellow Ball"

8"x 8" oil


I have been having fun painting glass objects lately. What a challenge it is to capture the light and the refractive quality of the pencils in the jar.

I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"Vegas Memories"

8"x8" oil

My dad died over 20 years ago and I've had an old steamer trunk of his. In the trunk was a bag full of old matches he had collected. Matches from Chicago, Aspen, Playboy clubs around the country, and these matches and ash tray from Vegas. It just brought back a lot of memories of my dad. Even though I called this "Vegas Memories", it's really about him.