Saturday, September 30, 2006

Chalk Art - Liberty

This summer my wife and I went to an Art Festival in Downtown Detroit, near Wayne State University and there we saw these young artist doing chalk art. I found it really interesting and thought that a painting would be cool. This young lady is painting Liberty with a tear. This painting is 11" x 14" on canvas. The painting required dozens of layers to accomplish the concrete effect.

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Vintage Can Opener & Mason Jar-Still Life

This painting is very different and not so ordinary. The painting displays a vintage can opener with a red handle and a mason jar behind it on a chopping block.


Crystal Bowl-Tomato & Pickles Still Life

This arrangement is an antique crystal bowl that my wife inherited from her Grandmother. The bowl contains a slice of tomato and pickles. I like the colors and the top view of the composition. The painting is painted on a 3/4" panel with the sides painted and ready for hanging.

Price: $100.00
S&H $ 7.00
Size: 6.5" x 6.5" on 3/4" wood

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Asparagus and Chopping Block


My wife decided to create this composition for me. In this still life with asparagus and a knife, I wanted to create a solid composition. I have a small series that involve compositions such as this. The digital image is darker than the real painting. This painting will be up for auction Sunday when it is complete.

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Sunday, September 17, 2006

Still Life - Ketchup Bottle - Diner Art

This still life painting includes a ketchup bottle, creamer and salt shaker. I incorporated an old car wallpaper on the wall behind the still life. In earlier paintings I painted an art nouveau female figure on the wall behind the still life. I made a little change here and added an old car wall paper to set the mode.

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Red Candy Sucker Still Life Painting

This little composition was inspired by the anticipation of Halloween. In this painting I painted a red sucker. A very simple design but very rich in design and color. I will have several of this little paintings coming out in the next few weeks. This one is good enough to eat !

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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Marbles and Dilbert

The painting of two marbles and a comic strip of Dilbert is up for auction. I trd to combine the comic strip with reality of the marbles. What is real?

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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Water Melon Still Life -'Paint it and Go!' Series

This little painting is part of my 'Paint it and Go!' series. I decided that I would start a small series that involves very quick, rich and loose style of paintings. I want to experiment more with color and use the brush stroke to create form. I feel like in the last 5 years that my paintings have been missing some exspressive qualities. The series will include many oridinary objects in a very simple composition. This painting of a slice of water melon, is a very popular subject matter and it is painted very often by artist. The painting is painted on 3/4" panel - it is ready to hang. I hope to post this on ebay this weekend. I realize that my client base my not be interested in this subject matter but I feel as an artist that I need to expand my style.


Saturday, September 02, 2006

Retro Red Stove Painting

This labor weekend, I decided to paint another one of my favorite kitchen appliances, an old retro red stove. I've always been intrigued by the design, color, chrome and nostalgic of these old classic appliances. In this painting I used a combination of red paint such as Alizarin Crimson and cad medium red. The painting is painted on gessoed canvas is 8" x 10".

This painting will be up for auction this labor day Sunday.

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Friday, September 01, 2006

Diner Art- Donut Shop in Livonia Michigan

This landscape painting is a Diner that my Dad and I would frequent before he and I would go to work. A few years ago my Dad and I would fix up houses and resell them. My Father who is a very skilled carpenter really enjoyed going out to breakfast. It gave us time to talk about sports and politics. We don't do this much anymore - really miss that coffee and donuts in the morning.

I don't paint all that many of these types of paintings because of the amount of time involved in completing this very detailed and complex composition.

This painting was sold at auction in 2005.