Thursday, January 31, 2008

Ketchup and Salt / Pepper Shaker-Commissioned

This large painting (16" x 20") is the second of four commissioned pieces that I did for a very nice client who will be opening a Diner in a few months. The Diner is located in Bryant, Arkansas (just outside of Little Rock). It will serve home cooked meals with a retro atmosphere.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Ice Cream Cones - painting series #2

You got to love ice cream. The complimentary realism of the ice cream scooper and the very rich colors of the ice cream cone box creates a tension of realism in this contemporary realism pop art painting.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Cap'n Crunch - painting series #1

Lately, I've become a little nostalgic. The days of morning cereal with my kids have long been gone. As a kid, Cap'n Crunch cereal has been one of my favorites. The awesome imagery and colors of this design is really one of a kind in American produce and advertising. This semi contemporary painting borders on realism and pop art. Whatever the case, any excuse to capture the wonderful realism of this great America classic is fine by me.


Friday, January 18, 2008

Pancake Painting-Commissioned For Diner

This large painting (16" x 20") was a commissioned piece I did for a very nice client who will be opening a Diner in a few month. I have been commissioned to paint four paintings for her. This is the first. Once the paintings have been completed I hope to post some pictures from the Diner. The Diner will be located in Bryant, Arkansas (which is located outside of Little Rock). It will serve home cooked meals with a retro atmosphere. Once the Diner is opened I will write more about it...stay tuned.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Chicago Water/Snow Globe-Still Life

I really get into snow and water globes. I bought this for my daughter when the wife and I took a train and visited Chicago. We had a great weekend and visited The Art Institute of Chicago. Wow! Great museum! We were there for hours!


Sunday, January 13, 2008

Pepper Still Life in Bowl

I just love painting peppers. They make a fantastic still life. The colors are so fun that I have to paint more.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Skippy Peanut Butter and Crackers

This large still life painting of a Skippy peanut butter and Ritz crackers was really a blast to paint. I rarely paint large paintings but when I do I really feel a freedom to express myself. My wife told me to put the bag of crackers on top. Great idea! This painting took awhile to complete but I finally finished it this weekend.

On my blog I have a demo on the painting process coming soon.


Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Kinder Toy Painting #1

Okay - I wanted to have fun here. I just get a kick out of these little Kinder toys. I always enjoyed painting toys. But because there really isn't a large demand for these types of paintings, I don't paint them too often. Every once and while I say what the heck - go for it.


Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Cracked Egg -Yolk & Shell with Brush Still Life

While making pasta the other day I decided to do another painting of my egg yolk still life. I really enjoy doing these types of paintings. The yellows and orange with the cool whites must be favorite combination.