Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Acrylic on Canvas

Sometimes choosing a title for a painting is a dilemma for me, so why not name it Dilemma?

I completed this painting yesterday after several hours of struggling with a variety of challenges. As I layered color and texture on the canvas, the still-wet paint turned a murky, reddish brown mess. I walked away for a while and decided to try a totally new approach. By now the muck had dried and created an interesting surface to tackle again. Bright red swaths, metallic bronze, ochre and Micaceous Iron Oxide (a color I had never used before) all helped me solve the dilemma I had originally.

This painting reminds me of a collage and has the look of an old torn billboard that exposes layers of weathered paper ads. We don't see those old billboards around here very often, but I do remember seeing them years ago along the highways in New Jersey.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

More Solitude

Solitude III
Acrylic on Canvas

As promised, here is my latest painting in the Solitude series...I think I have it out of my system now.

I'm very pleased with the way this particular series turned out. A textured surface with a glint of metallic is very intriguing to me and I hope to you too. This painting is currently available on Ebay and would make a great addition to your home or office decor.

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Friday, October 17, 2008


Solitude II
24"x30" Acrylic on Canvas
This is another painting that I completed in the Solitude series. There's still another that I'm working on and will post soon...probably tomorrow.
Solitude II is available on Ebay for a short time at low starting bid price of $199.00. Shipping is free within the continental US.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Getting Inspired Again!

Being an artist can sometimes be a lonely job. Don't get me wrong, I certainly prefer being alone in my studio than working in an office cubicle or back in the classroom again. But, occasionally getting together for good food, great art talk and lots of laughs is just what the doctor ordered.
It was a real treat to get together recently with three of my artist friends for lunch at Kim Norris' lovely home. Her gardens and pottery studio are truly inspiring. These get-togethers are great opportunities for us to share lots of ideas on art and art marketing. I'm always impressed by the variety of work and extent of talent my friends possess. Nancy Medina's floral oil paintings are truly beautiful and Judy Mackey's little oil landscapes are absolute gems! I always feel artistically refreshed after our visits.
I started working on three paintings today and was able to complete Solitude. It measures 24"x24" on .75" deep gallery-wrap canvas. Metallic bronze and heavy texture accents make this a unique work. It is available for a short time on Ebay.


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