Friday, April 27, 2018

White Cup and Orange Slice

White Cup and Orange Slice using a mostly yellow and purple palette.

If you're in the Albany, NY area and are interested in learning more about oil painting, I've got a 1/2 day workshop at

Saturday, May 19th, from 11am to 4pm

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Smithy Gallery (and other art shows)

I'm pleased to announce that I've been invited to participate in the group show "Earthly Possessions" at the Smithy Gallery in Cooperstown, NY this summer. 
Among the paintings of mine selected was The Things We Carry

The Things We Carry, an oil painting montage of 8 women's purses surrounding an image of symbolic purse contents, was inspired by the book “The Things They Carried” by Tim O'Brien. In the book Mr. O'Brien writes about the Vietnam War, it's aftermath, and what the soldiers actually carried in their backpacks and the emotions they carried both during and after the war. After reading the book, I was intrigued by what women carry in their pocketbooks, both actual and emotional.

Other spring and summer venues I'll be participating in so far are:

 2nd Annual Lion's Park Art Festival
   May 26th (rain date May 27th)

Stockade Villager's Outdoor Art Show
    September 8th

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bagel and Knife

This composition started as a value drawing. In figuring out the value structure I was able to visualize the drawing as a completed painting.  I found that planning a painting in this way increases the likelihood that it will work out.