It's a funny coincidence. Camino Real by Te-Amo is a Mexican handmade cigar company and has a shop located in Valley Stream, NY next to the town I grew up in. I bet my dad would have shopped there for his cigars. I bought this old box at a flea market this summer with the idea of painting the lid. Painting on objects is like tole painting. It makes a fun, useful box.
Sunday, December 26, 2021
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Juried Small Work Show
December 10, 2021 to January 8, 2022
Opening Reception: December 10th, from 4:40 to 5:30pm
I have three of my favorite small still lifes in this show. The reception is Dec. 10th from 4:30 - 5:30. They'll be on display until Jan. 8th. Come look at the show and while you're there, support Arlene's.
Monday, December 20, 2021
There is a quote by Henry Miller that a writer takes a path in order to become the path. It is the same with painters. To paint often and freely is to open oneself to all that we are and hope to become and in so doing fearlessly share ourselves with others.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Blue Petal Plate, Lemons and Beer 12 x 12 in. oil on gessobord.
My submission to the Saratoga Arts Annual Members Show.
Nov. 18th through Jan. 8th, 2021
Reception + Membership Special Nov. 20th 12pm-4pm
Thursday, October 28, 2021
I recently attended the Woodstock School Online Live Classes. These paintings are my copies of demonstrations of glass by Karen O'Neil. Glass is abstract and challenging because there isn't much to see. It helps to have something that adds contrast to the glass or a couple of highlights that make it shine. It's not about painting the glass, but what's around and behind it that makes it interesting.
John Bokor is a painter who I just discovered and whose works makes me happy. He is an inspiration to me to paint more complex still lifes.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
Thursday, August 19, 2021
A great outdoor art show and sale in Schenectady’s Historic Stockade neighborhood September 11th, 2021 10am-4pm (rain date Sept 12th)
I'm excited to announce that I'll be showing my paintings as well as judging along with another Oakroom Artist in awarding the James Gilliland/George Weinheimer Memorial Award.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Oakroom Artists 2021 Annual Show at The National Bottle Museum’s JRM Artists’ Space through September 18th. I have 3 paintings among many beautiful works. Worth the visit.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
I completed this painting in four hours. It was one of those paintings that almost painted themselves, although it was the result of much study. Like all good things, it took a lot of time and thought.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
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Monday, May 10, 2021
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Monday, April 19, 2021
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
I've always wanted to paint a stalk of broccoli but I wasn't ready, silly as it seems. I also found it a simple subject, but hard to paint. There are lots of fading in and out of the stalks and textures I wasn't as interested in; it was the colors and angles that mattered. I settled on these background colors that I felt went well with the broccoli.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Saturday, March 20, 2021
The show at the National Bottle Museum in Ballston Spa, NY has a wide variety of compelling art. There are over 30 regional artists and close to 100 pieces of art. One of their largest to date.The theme of this show is very specific. All art must have been created between March 2020 and March 2021.
Friday, March 19, 2021
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021
When I was at the supermarket looking for still life objects to paint I chose these three vegetables, a purple cabbage, scallions and radishes. It wasn't random. I had an image of a monoprint by Mary Beth McKenzie. It was the cabbage that drew me in. The challenge was to fit the other objects in the composition. I struggled to keep it simple, and at times felt like I lost the battle. I can still work on it, but I won't. It's time to move on.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Monday, February 22, 2021
Friday, February 5, 2021
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
I'm pleased with this painting even though it looks simple and it took me a while to figure it out. I had to get the shape of this fluted bowl right and its shadow to work. I wanted the viewers' eye to go to the bowl, then to its shadow and then finally the bowl's distortion of the background. I'm excited about painting glass and it's definitely going to be one of my next year's challenges.