Monday, April 20, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015


It has been a while since I last posted a barn on this page.  Here are two barns painted with soft pastels about 15 years ago when I felt the need to divide the sky and foreground in stark, geometric patterns.

Friday, April 17, 2015


The first Bologna inspired art I created was a series of 13 clay mono types, focusing on the most prevalent architectural element in the city...the arch.

Bologna Series #2  13x21

Bologna Series #3  21x13

Bologna Series #4  14x12

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


What began as an attempt to create some storage space for recent paintings soon turned into a major task of re-organizing not one shelf, but the entire storage unit.  In the process I uncovered several paintings that had "slipped from my mind" over the years. (that sounds so much better than "forgot".)

Intensely Orange  Oil pastel on clay print 14x30"

Storm Clouds  pastel  13x25"

Brilliant Trees  mixed media  13x25"

All 3 of these paintings are available - price on request.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

The daily dose of art THE DOT- Maybe more nonsense than art

What is a soul to do in those last few hours of a midnight shift in the ER?  The treatment rooms are empty and there is one patient in x-ray, so sleep in not an option.  For  me the answer was the small sketchbook that never left my side. 

It may not be art, but is was the art of surviving.

Friday, April 3, 2015

The daily dose of art COMMISSIONED WORK

Over the years I've been asked to paint schools, businesses, houses, and selected landscapes.  There have been several unusual requests; unfortunately I do not have a photo of one - a local junk yard that I painted as a surprise gift for the owner.  Here are two more:

The Family doctor's office  pastel on toned paper

Washington Street Barbers  watercolor