Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Still Life Week, Tea Light

Show opens Friday!

Illumination, Oil, 12 x 9 inches

Monday, March 29, 2010

Still Life Week, Crater Lake

I know, I know, it's not a still life, but it is going to be in the show opening this Friday.

Oil, 9 x 12 inches

Sunday, March 28, 2010

SLW, Seeing New Light

Show opens this Friday, with the light of reason.

Oil, 9 x 12 inches

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Still Life Week, Jasmine Tea

SLW continues, and I've hit the 100 followers mark! (see sidebar)  Thanks to all who watch me putter around here and a special thanks right now to my email subscribers whose inboxes are being barraged this week. 

Oil, 12 x 9 inches

Friday, March 26, 2010


Show opens in one week!

Elegant Enigma, Oil, 14 x 18 inches

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Still Life Week, Golden Ratio

I just saw a great animation called Nature by Numbers, by Cristobal Vila posted on the illustration blog Lines and Colors and I decided that I would post this painting next. The animation, and this painting are about the golden ratio, a mathematical relationship that is highly significant to nature and growth, and subsequently to human perception of beauty and harmony.

Golden Gecko, Oil, 13 x 8 inches

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Still Life Week

The group show titled 'Four Painters & a Sculptor' is a little more than a week away now. To prepare for the show I'll be posting my paintings here between now and the opening (Friday April 2nd, 7-9pm).  The show will be in Bristol, Rhode Island, with the Bristol Art Museum at Linden Place (map) from April 3rd -18th. So until then, sit back, have a glass of wine and enjoy still life week...

Nightcap Chickadee, Oil, 16 x 20 inches

Here is the show postcard with information:

And take a look at the other artists in the show: Kathleen Weber, Anthony Tomaselli, Jeff Soderbergh, and Sandra DeSano Pezzullo.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I've got a lot of paint and varnish drying around here right now, so until they are dry here are some sketches. The first one is from a photo, next two from life.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Oil, 16 x 20 inches

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

OPA National Juried Exhibition

I received some exciting news the other day when I was notified that my painting 'Grandfather's Brass Bowls' has been accepted to the Oil Painters of America 19th Annual National Juried Exhibition! It will take place at the Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, from April 30th to may 31st, 2010. This means, of course, that the painting will not be able to take part in my upcoming group show in Bristol, Rhode Island, as originally planned, but don't worry I have plenty others for that show that you will be seeing here shortly.

Oil, 16 x 20 inches, Originally posted here
(click to enlarge)