Saturday, May 30, 2015

Kimono Series #6

Another of the Kimono series.  These 14x11 (mostly) pieces are now showing as a group at Saltwater Artists Gallery in Pemaquid Maine.  Again, this work is repurposed original paintings collaged into a kimono shape, mounted on cradled board and varnished for protection.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Kimono Series #5

Here is another in the Kimono series.  My repurposed original paintings have become new designs to create a series of 12 14x11 works.  Each is mounted on cradled board and varnished for protection.

Thursday, May 28, 2015



Transformer is 11x14, painted in acrylic and mounted on cradled board.  It, too, has been accepted into the juried show "Abstractions" at River Arts Gallery in Damariscotta.  The juror, Dozier Bell, accepted this work as well as yesterday's piece, "Alumnae". 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015



This painting was just chosen to be part of the juried show "Abstraction" at River Arts Gallery in Damariscotta, Maine.  The juror was Dozier Bell, a well known contemporary artist.  I am honored to be among those selected for this show.

The painting is 24x24 on canvas, acrylic.  I plan to make it into a series.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Titans

"The Titans"

As  promised, this is another painting from the series "Gods of the Ancients" which is showing at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Brunswick Maine.  Stop by if you are in the area.  This painting is acrylic and collage on canvas, 24x30, framed as you saw in yesterday's post.  These pieces are all done from a model using gesture drawings.  After than the drawings serve as inspiration for the ideas for a new painting.

 A gesture drawing is a work of art defined by rapid execution. Typical situations involve an artist drawing a series of poses taken by a model in a short amount of time, often as little as 30 seconds, or as long as 2 minutes. The primary purpose of gesture drawing is to facilitate the study of the human figure in motion. The  practice allows an artist to draw strenuous or spontaneous poses that cannot be held by the model long enough for an elaborate study, and reinforces the importance of movement, action, and direction. The rapidity of execution suggests an aesthetic which is most concerned with the essence of the pose, and an economy of means in its representation, rather than a careful study of modeling of light on the form.
If you are interested in this painting, please contact me.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Zeus and Athena

"Zeus and the Titan" and "Athena and the Gorgon"

I am going to brag a bit today.  On Thursday I hung 13 paintings at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Brunswick Maine.  The show is in the fellowship hall and one room just off the hall.  These two paintings are from a group of four called "Gods of the Ancients".  They are acrylic and collage on canvas. Each is 24" tall.  Zeus is 15 inches wide and Athena 8 inches wide.  Both are framed.

I will put up another piece in the show tomorrow.  If you have any interest in these pieces please contact me.

Thursday, May 14, 2015


"Reflections", 6x9, oil on Yupo.  This slick paper gives me options for gloss and glass that are fun to experiment with.  The bottle is a funky shape and the ink well a darker cobalt.  I worked to get the idea of still life on glass. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Study in Yellow

"Study in Yellow", 11x10, oil on paper.  For this painting I was interested in getting a variety of yellows against a neutral background, but also keeping with some complementary tones.  I don't usually paint on paper but this works and has a different look compared to canvas or board.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sunflower in Crock

"Sunflower in Crock", 12x6, oil on canvas board.  Sunflowers in the market now.  This is my second canvas like this.  Kinda fun for a change.  Hope you like it!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mom's Vase with Marble

"Mom's Vase with Marble", oil on canvas board, 12x6.  This vase belonged to my mother.  I have had it 20+ years now.  I love it and paint it to remember her.  Marbles intrigued me.  This one is opaque.  As always I have tried to be thoughtful in my color choices.  Light was from at least two sources and bit difficult to pin down.