Sunday, November 25, 2007

Strawberries, 8 x 10 inches, oil, available, 800.

I have posted this one before, but just wanted to send it out again because it just received some very nice recognition. Strawberries won a very nice prize from the SmallWorks North America Show at the Greenwich Workshop Gallery in Connecticut. I am glad the Director there likes it as much as I do! When I was painting it, I felt that it is small, but mighty.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Pescadero Triptych, 3 panels, each panel is 24 x 36 inches.

I have been working on this large painting for quite a while now, and still can't decide if I am happy with it, or if it needs more work. I find that my sense of "doneness" fails me when I work in unusually large sizes... it is hard to tell where the overworking point has been reached.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tangerines, 6 x 6 inches, oil on canvas, available from ebay, starting bid is $150.

Photo - Charles Sovek

March 23, 1937 – June 8, 2007

I never got to meet Chuck, but his books (amazon link) were among the first I read about being a serious oil painter--I always meant to take a workshop from him, but just heard that it is too late. Mr. Sovek maintained a brilliant Web site as well, which is still up thanks to his kind family. It is one of the most comprehensive sites about painting that I know of. Here is one of his paintings from last spring.

Painting - "Back Porch Blossoms"
"Back Porch Blossoms"

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Monday, November 05, 2007

Plum Trees, 11 x 14 inches, pastel, available.

Maybe I have been looking at Wolf Kahn paintings a little too much lately, but here is another color experiment/abstract inspired by his work.