Another mermaid study goes up for sale on Every Day Original at 10 am eastern time (7/21). If you're interested, be ready, most of them have sold in the first hour.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Here is the larger, finished version of the study I posted not too long ago. It's one more piece for the "Introductions" show at Abend Gallery opening this Friday, July 10th.
The heliosphere is the region of space that surrounds our solar system, where the solar wind (plasma) from our sun radiates outward and the magnetic field of the sun dominates space. This area ends well beyond Pluto. There, it meets the interstellar medium and it's boundary protects our solar system from most of the galactic cosmic rays coming from interstellar space.
|Oil, 18 x 24 inches|
Monday, July 6, 2015
Another piece for the "Introductions" show at Abend Gallery opening this Friday, July 10th. This piece is also inspired by the poetic fact that many of the atoms that make up our bodies and the world around us have not always existed. They were fused in the cores of old stars that have since exploded and enriched the the material that formed new stars and planets including Earth and everything on it. We are made of starstuff, as Carl Sagan so eloquently expressed in his Cosmos series and Neil deGrasse Tyson in this video.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
A new full size version from an earlier study, this piece will be in a show at Abend Gallery opening July 10th. The show, titled "Introductions" is a group exhibit of new featured artists at the gallery. I'll be in attendance at the opening in Denver on July 10th for real in-person introductions, so if you're in the area come say hi. Until then, stay tuned for more work to be included in the show.
|Oil, 20 x 24 inches|
Saturday, June 20, 2015
This new study for a larger piece that's currently on my easel goes up for sale on Everyday Original tomorrow morning at 10am EDT.
The heliosphere is the region of space that surrounds our solar system, where the solar wind (plasma) from our sun radiates outward and the magnetic field of the sun dominates space. This area ends well beyond Pluto, where it meets the interstellar medium and it's boundary protects our solar system from most of the galactic cosmic rays coming from outside of it. More about the heliosphere.
|Oil Study, 6 x 8 inches|
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
This new piece is the full size version of smaller study I posted several months ago. It's going to be part of a group exhibition at Abend Gallery in Denver titled Contemporary Figuration. The show opens this Friday, June 12th and runs until July 3rd. More information here.
|Oil, 20 x 24 inches|
Friday, May 29, 2015
Somehow, I forgot to post this painting here when it was completed and when it was accepted to the Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition for this year. The exhibition has just ended, but better late than never.
This painting is about our scientific aspirations to explore Jupiter's moon, Europa. As this video from NASA explains, Europa holds intriguing possibilities for finding life beyond Earth.
|Oil, 18 x 24 inches|
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
This new small mermaid painting goes up for sale on Every Day Original tomorrow morning at 10 am eastern time. If you're interested, be ready, most of them have sold in the first hour. http://www.everydayoriginal.com/
|Oil, 6 x 8 inches|
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
Happy Equinox! My next small painting goes live for sale on Every Day Original tomorrow morning (3/21) at 10am EST. If you're interested, be ready, the last four have sold within the first hour. http://www.everydayoriginal.com/
For me, the spring equinox is a time to reflect on human history and life before science brought us the relatively luxurious lives we lead today. It's also a time to celebrate the human ingenuity that developed science and our current relative abundance!
Before clocks were common and printed calendars were purchased every December at Barnes & Noble, the sun, moon and stars were the time keepers we lived our lives by. Today we only associate the zodiac with the mysticism and magical thinking that it was undoubtedly part of, but we forget that for thousands of years the sun and his twelve zodiacal constellations also served a very practical purpose as the annual twelve month calendar. From the neolithic agricultural revolution about 12,000 years ago until the industrial revolution of the 1800s, when almost everyone's occupation was farming, these celestial bodies were vital indicators of the seasons and when to plant the crops that sustained our lives. Poor timing in planting could have dire consequence, so the skies were watched with great care and imbued with great meaning. Our ancestors may have taken the equinox as a time to reflect on the sacrifice made by the sun as it gave it's light to grow their sustenance.
The subtle ornamental design in the sky of this painting is intended to symbolize the daily and annual path of the sun.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
This new still life will be part of a group show titled, Modern (Still) Life, at Abend Gallery in Denver, CO. The show opens Friday, March 20, 6-9 pm. I'm a little behind in posting news, but I should also say that I am now officially a regular featured artist at Abend Gallery!
|Bioluminescence, Oil, 18 x 24 inches|
Friday, February 20, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
My next small painting goes live for sale on Every Day Original today. Move fast, my last two paintings each sold in less than ten minutes! I'm continuing the mermaid series here. This one lounging in the shade of a reef, awoken by the meanderings of a star fish. This may become a larger painting at some point, so I'm calling this a color study.
|Shadowy Deep III (color study), Oil, 6 x 8 inches|
Sunday, December 21, 2014
My next small painting goes up for sale on Every Day Original today. This one is a celebration in observance of the Winter Solstice. This is the day that the sun reaches it's farthest point in the southern sky, signaling the beginning of winter. Some would say that the sun is metaphorically reborn as it begins to move back north to begin a new year. The Romans celebrated this celestial event on December 25th and Emperor Aurelian called it the birthday of the "Invincible Sun."
Merry Solstice everyone!
|6x6 inches, Oil on Board|
― Joseph Campbell
Friday, December 5, 2014
I have five small works showing at Abend Gallery in Denver for their 24th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show opening tonight, December 5th. These finished color studies are all 8 x 10 inches, but they may become larger paintings some time soon.
|Reaching Europa Color Study, Oil, 8 x 10 inches|
|Setting Up Color Study, Oil, 8 x 10 inches|
|Admiring Forms Color Study, Oil, 8 x 10 inches|
|Embrace Color Study, Oil, 8 x 10 inches|
|Observation II Color Study, Oil, 8 x 10 inches|