Monday, July 27, 2009


THREE & A HALF acrylic 10x12

Slated for our miniature show in October, I finished this small piece Saturday, before leaving for Maryland and other points east. It measures 10x12 and effectively covers a previous painting that I once thought had merit. As often happens, tincture of time has since proven that premise to be flawed.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Green Mountains diptych 5x5 each acrylic

Green Mountain #1

Green Mountain #2

I will be out of town for a week so there will be no more miniatures for a while. I suspect this will be harder on me than for you. I have to warn you, I'm thinking smaller, maybe 3x3 or 2x2?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


This is a companion piece to yesterday's 8x8 miniature. If I can stick with my early morning resolve, I will start work on the 30x40 canvas on the easel.

The View acrylic 8x8"

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Clearly I am addicted to big skies and broad plains as much as I am to barns and trees. I have stopped trying to reason why a long time ago. Although I have a blank 30x40 canvas sitting on the easel waiting for me, I have been spending my time on the watercolor streetscapes and these small panels. (Did I mention that in October I will be participating in a show of small works with 2 other Lowertown artists?)

Standing Alone acrylic 8x8"

Dusk acrylic 5x5"

Monday, July 20, 2009


Tractor road acrylic 6x12"

I am enjoying working on these miniatures. They often give me ideas that can be used on larger canvases. And if you find yourself in need of some instant gratification, they can meet your need.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


and the fourth is this series of steetscapes is finished. Next up, numbers 5 and 6. I realize they all bear a strong resemblance to one another, so to recap, for myself as much for you, I am posting all 4 this morning.

Broadway 2nd to 3rd st. wc 16x60

Broadway 2nd - 3rd st. detail

Broadway 4th to 5th st wc 16x60

Market square west wc 16x60

Market square east wc 16x60

Sunday, July 12, 2009


I don't recall what triggered this idea...familiar icons in unfamiliar places...but I've completed 2 in a series of I don't know how many. For both pieces I turned to Philadelphia, a city in which I have deep roots and one I have painted extensively.

Philadelphia City Hall acrylic 36x36

Below is the first painting, posted initially in April. The White Tower is located on North Broad St., just a few blocks from City Hall.

White Tower acrylic 48x48

Next up?...will be a sruprise, even to me.

Monday, July 6, 2009


Broadway, 4th to 5th street. watercolor 26x60"

The third in the series, Painting the Town. The fourth is in progress; it remains to be seen how far I'll get in this series...I would like to complete at least 5 more.



Friday, July 3, 2009


Forget me not

Forget me not...detail

There is no end to my fascination with old barns and farms; in them I think I can see the dreams and promises they once held for so long for so many.

This painting was inspired for the abandoned farm that sits along side Interstate 24 east near the KY-TN border. It is acrylic and measures 12x48".

Thursday, July 2, 2009


I am sustained by pasta, cooking it, eating it, and most of all, sharing it with family and friends. After months of thoughtful consideration, well, maybe a week or two, I've decided to offer small, informal cooking demonstrations/workshops on the preparation of pasta dishes. The focus will be on the use of readily available ingredients from our local markets and the goal will be to have a great meal with good wine and an abundance of fun.

Below in a description of the workshop. Wish me Luck!


One of the enduring pleasures in my life is cooking, eating, and sharing pasta with family and friends. (anyone eating at our table is a friend.) I have had no formal training, and make no claims at being an authority on Italian cooking. But between growiing up in my mother’s kitchen and years of cooking, I’ve become pretty good at preparing a dish of pasta.

So here’s the deal. I’m inviting folks to join me in our kitchen where I will demonstrate how simple it is to prepare a wonderful pasta dish using ingredients readily available in local stores and markets. The only thing you have to provide is an appetite and a sense of humor because I’m planning on this being a lot of fun.

Each session can accommodate up to 4 people and will start at 6:30 PM and end when the meal has been completed and consumed. La Casa Renzulli will provide wine and nonalcoholic beverages as well as a copies of personal recipes I have created over the past 10 years.

To schedule a workshop, or for more information, call 270-444-2020 or e-mail me at Menu preferences and “food issues”, allergies, intolerances, and dislikes can be addressed then.

Price...first session - $70.00 per person or $125.00 per couple. Subsequent sessions - $55.00 per person

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


The pace has slowed considerably over the past few months. I suppose working on 3 or 4 paintings simultaneously has something to do with it. There are currently 2 acrylics and 2 large watercolors in progress.

Some of you may recognize William Penn atop Philadelphia's city hall poking up behind this stand of trees. When finished, it will be the second piece in the "Misplaced Philadelphia" series.

Also in progress, a 12x48" landscape which will eventually show an abandoned farm behind a field of high corn or wheat.