Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Green Christmas Bulb Painting

My wife loves to collect a new Christmas ornament every year (sometime more than one). This one is one of my favorite.

A Christmas card was made from this painting. Sale of the painting will include a signed and numbered Christmas card with this image.


Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Toy Box Series # 4: Donald Duck

This is 4th in my 'Toy Box Series'. This time is our freiend Donald Duck. Don't mess with the Duck!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Peppermint Candy in Antique Glass

Peppermints in antique glass.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Popeye - Toy Box Series

Popeye - one of my favorites as a kid.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Old Masters Coffee - painting series #15

Another interesting coffee can. This is my 3rd one.
Got a kick out of the
Old Master on the can. This painting is smaller than some of my previous paintings. 10 x 10 oil on canvas with 1" gallery painted sides.

This painting is available:


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Betty Boop Painting-Toy Box Series #2

Ever since I was a kid, my early fascination with art was my obsession with animation and toy figures in art. Every once and awhile I did up some toys and just go to town and paint. I realize that this type of art is a little out of my 'normal' style but as an artist sometimes you need to tip your toes in different waters. Hope you enjoy Betty Boop. I made a silk screen of Betty Boop for my daughter on an infant t-shirt when my daughter was born - I'll never forget it.

This painting is number 2 of my Toy Box Series.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Coffee Tin with Antique Creamer- Hills Bros

Vintage Hills Brother Coffee Can with creamer.

Oil on canvas 12" x 12"


Friday, October 17, 2008

Vintage Folgers with Glass Creamer

Vintage Folgers coffee tin with glass creamer.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Glass with Lime Slices

Glass with Lime Slices.


Monday, October 06, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Pear and Silver Creamer

Tomatoes Still Life No. # 3

This is third in my series of still life paintings with fruits and vegetables.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Plums, Tomatoes and Apples

I really enjoy the array of colors selected in this composition. I seem to be on a kick lately to paint these types of 0arrangements. It sort of like painting abstractions with forms and shapes of various sizes and colors. Besides, its good to eat as well.


Sunday, September 07, 2008

Tomatoes Galore #2 Still Life Painting


Tea Pot on Stove-Still Life Painting

I have a rather large collection of old tea kettles that I have bought throughtout the years from thrift stores, garage sales and auctions. Here is another of one from my collection.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Creamer and Salt Shaker Still Life

This still life of a milk creamer and salt shaker is painted on 3/4" wood and is 7" x 7".

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Still Life with Tomatoes!

My wife and I are loaded with ton's of tomatoes from family and friends. You gotta love the colors.


Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Rural Landscape Painting- Bait Shop

I couldn't resist painting this cool Bait Shop in Ohio. I realize that I usually don't paint landscapes but this one really caught my eye.


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Glass Creamer with Daisy

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Metal Creamer with Orange Slices

One of my wife's fantastic creamer collection. My wife and I really enjoy collecting rare kitchen and Diner glassware, utensils and small appliances. This little metal creamer in really one of my favorites.


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Ketchup and Dispenser Still Life- Diner Panting

Large Diner painting - 20" x 24" oil on canvas.

Hydrangea Still Life

Hydrangea's from my yard. Just love these flowers!


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Flower in Metal Creamer

This painting 7" x 7" is on 3/4" wood panel and it is painted in oil.

I love those little metal creamers.


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Vintage Pepsi Bottles

This still life of three retro Pepsi Bottles are available:

Oil on Canvas 18" x 24"


Creamer with Cherries

Another of my wife's creamer collection. I added a couple of cherries to the mix.


Pansy with Glass Creamer Still Life

Pansy with glass creamer.


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

My * T * Fine - painting series #16

Just the name of this pudding, intrigued me to paint this retro pudding box. The square canvas led me to paint it like a package. Reminds me of having "Mousse in a Minute", many times after dinner.


Friday, June 06, 2008

Maypo Pancake Mix - painting series #14

Mmm ....... waking up to the smell of pancakes on a Saturday morning! What more can you ask for? Found this retro pancake box and couldn't pass it up! I really love the yellows and red together and the animated character on the box. It notes: Great for Waffles. That was always the big debate. Pancakes or Waffles?

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Skippy and Ritz - - painting series #13

This painting has been shipped to the Elliott Fouts Gallery this week.

If anyone is interested, please contact the Elliott Fouts Gallery (Phone: (916) 736-1429).

A few months back, I painted a Skippy peanut butter painting and sold it on eBay. I enjoyed it so much I had to do another. I changed the background and the size. The bag of Ritz crackers rests on top, waiting to be slathered with Skippy.

Quaker Oats - painting series #12

"Quaker Guy"
30" x 40" oil on canvas.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

18' x 22.5" Giclee Print on Canvas- Strawberry Quik

This is a signed and numbered limited edition Giclee that is now available at the Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacremento California. The Giclee is Gallery wrapped on high quality canvas with the finest quality reproduction colors. The size is 18" x 22.5". If you are interested please email Elliott Fouts at efgallery@sbcglobal.net or call 1-(916)-736-1429.

In addition, there are three other
Giclee available as well as original artwork. Check out my auction for more detail on this print as well as the others for sale.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Tastee Freez!

Its that time of year when the weather finally warms up and its time for ice cream! I loved going to the local Tastee Freez or Dairy Queen as a kid. I still love to go. This painting is a study of a larger piece that I am thinking about painting.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Heinz Ketchup Painting - painting series #10

This painting will also be included at the Elliott Fouts Gallery. The exhibition date has been scheduled for mid November of 2008. I have painted many ketchup bottles in the past but this compostiion was my wifes idea. She insisted I paint it with a swipe of ketchup on it. I have a ton of work ahead me. I intend to paint some really large paintings for the show. I will be exhibiting with a Gallery artist Tim White.

If anyone is interested, please contact the Elliott Fouts Gallery (Phone: (916) 736-1429). Limited Edition prints are also available.


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sugar Smack - painting series #9

This painting is another painting that will be included at the Elliott Fouts Gallery.

When I found this cereal box I knew that I had to paint it. You don't find cereal boxes like this anymore. So unique! I can't tell you how fun and strange it was to paint this painting. That clown is to die for! The lettering and layers in this rather large piece was a challenge in patience.



I included a close up - click the image to view:


Sunday, April 06, 2008

7-UP Bottle Still Life - painting series #8

Vintage 7 Up bottle with bottle opener.

16" x 20" oil on canvas.

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Retro Coke Bottle - painting series #7

This painting is number 7 in my series for the Elliott Fouts Gallery. My wife and I found some wonderful retro pop bottles at an antique store which stirred up some nostalgic memories. She placed an opener on top and thats how this idea came about. In addition, I found an old 7-up bottle which I will do next as its partner. This oil painting is large - at least for me - 16" x 20". This painting will be exhibited in an upcoming exhibition this year.

If anyone is interested, please contact the Elliott Fouts Gallery (Phone: (916) 736-1429).


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Jif Peanut Butter with Crackers - painting series #5

Jif Peanut Butter (creamy). Remember the saying "Choosey Mothers Choose Jif"? And of course, you have to have the saltine crackers to go with it.


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Chocolate Nestle Quik - painting series #4

This is companion piece to the other Quik painting I did for the exhibition in November 2008, at the Elliott Fouts Gallery.

Remember scooping mounds of chocolate powder mix and dumping it into a glass of milk? I do.

If anyone is interested, please contact the Elliott Fouts Gallery (Phone: (916) 736-1429). Limited Edition prints are also available

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Strawberry Nestle Quik - painting series #3

For the last few weeks I have been preparing for an upcoming exhibition. I will post more detail later. This painting has a companion, which I will post in a few days. This exhibition will consist of new work that is very different than any other work I have done. The show will revolve around food packaging that are nostalgia from my past and for all those who enjoy those wonderful food products that remind us of our youth. For as long as I can remember, when I see a box of cereal, a can of Nestle Quick, Twinkies and many other products, I recall my childhood and early school years. As long as I can remember, I always wanted to be Americanized. My parents arrived here in the States from San Marino Italy in the early 1950's and ever since I was a child I wanted to live the American dream. Don't get me wrong, I love my heritage and the culture that it brings. However, as I child growing up in Detroit, I grew up watching Gun Smoke, Get Smart and All In The Family. I wanted to be the true American child. I enjoyed the the American commercialization and the American breakfast and Dinner of Champions. This vision came with such fantastic products such as Captain Crunch, Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ice Cream and many many other products. Some may think that it is commercializations, but to me they are a portal of art to something wonderful that I remember. To be a kid again. To sit at the breakfast table and read those ads on the cereal boxes, or to read about the enclosed toys or stare at those clever ads are part of my past. My kids have grown and those days of sitting at the breakfast table or sitting doing homework are no longer in site. Those days nay be gone but my memories and ability to paint these objects still live on. I hope to paint a large series of these paintings for this exhibition and will occasionally post them. As soon as a date is finalized, I will supply more detail on the exhibition. The details are still being worked out.

If anyone is interested, please contact the Elliott Fouts Gallery (Phone: (916) 736-1429). Limited Edition prints are also available.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Third Commissioned Painting for Diner

This is my third commissioned painting I have completed for my client who will be opening a home style Diner in Arkansas within a few months. This cherry pie painting is 16" x 20" on canvas.

My next and last painting will be something new for me.

Detail on the right. Click to enlarge