Friday, November 22, 2019

Hope




Hope
9 x 12"
Oil on gesso panel

Thursday, November 21, 2019

DC-3 Model Sketch


I have this great die cast metal DC-3 model.  
A pencil sketch seemed in order.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Tigermoth in Spring




Tigermoth in Spring
9 x 12"
Oil on gesso board

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Ground Stop Lifted


Thanks to my buddy, Dave for the inspiration for this painting.


8 x 10" oil on gesso panel

This painting is available:  Click to Bid

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hong Kong Breakfast

This morning at the Renaissance Hotel in Hong Kong this lovely lady made the most wonderful soup and dumplings for breakfast.


Hong Kong Breakfast
8 x 10"
Oil on linen panel

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tiger Moth Study #7 in Yellow, Red, and Blue



Yellow, red, and blue (the primaries) color study painting of my friend Dave's DeHaviland Tiger Moth.  

Win this painting and I will make a charitable donation to the charity of your choice for the value of the winning bid.  This is #7 of what will be approximately 45 color studies of the same subject. 




6 x 8"
oil on linen panel

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Tiger Moth Study #6 in Yellow-Orange and Blue-Violet



Yellow-Orange and Blue Violet color study painting of my friend Dave's DeHaviland Tiger Moth.  

Win this painting and I will make a charitable donation to the charity of your choice for the value of the winning bid.  This is #6 of what will be approximately 45 color studies of the same subject. 


6 x 8"
Oil on canvas panel


Click to Buy

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Arabian Sea Sunset, Mumbai Executive Lounge

 On a layover in Mumbai at the J.W. Marriott hotel watching the sun set over the Arabian Sea, drinking coffee and painting before the flight back to the States. Does it get any better?





Arabian Sea Sunset
8 x 10"
oil on linen panel
Starting bid $45.00






 


















Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Tiger Moth Study #5 in Orange and Blue


Tiger Moth Study #5 in Orange and Blue

6 x 8"
Oil on canvas panel

Orange and Blue color study painting of my friend Dave's DeHaviland Tiger Moth.  

Win this painting and I will make a charitable donation to the charity of your choice for the value of the winning bid.  This is #5 of what will be approximately 45 color studies of the same subject. 

Click to Bid

Monday, May 6, 2019

Tiger Moth Study #4 in Red-Orange and Blue-Green


Tiger Moth Study #4 in Red-Orange and Blue-Green


6 x 8"
Oil on canvas panel

Red-Orange and Blue-Green color study painting of my friend Dave's DeHaviland Tiger Moth.  

Win this painting and I will make a charitable donation to the charity of your choice for the value of the winning bid.  This is #4 of what will be approximately 45 color studies of the same subject. 



Please note that painting will ship when all color studies are complete so that they can be photographed together.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Tiger Moth Study #3 in Red and Green

Tiger Moth study #3 in Green and Red. 

To make a charitable donation to the charity of your choice and win this painting please click on the link. Bids start at $25. 

                                  https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/959923





Sunday, April 28, 2019

Dave's Tiger Moth Study #2 in Yellow Green and Red Violet

Tiger Moth study #2 in Yellow Green and Red Violet. 

To make a charitable donation to the charity of your choice and win this painting please click on the link. Bids start at $25. 






Thursday, April 25, 2019

Dave's Tiger Moth, Study in Yellow and Violet - #1

Today I started a project in which I will paint approximately forty different color studies of the same subject, my friend Dave Harris' DeHaviland Tiger Moth.  These little studies, each 6 x 8" are oil on canvas and each will be different.  This first study is done in cadmium yellow and violet.  All studies will be mixed from only cadmium yellow pale, ultramarine blue, and alizarin crimson + titanium white.

Each study is being offered for bid starting at $25.  I will donate the proceeds from each sale to a charitable organization of the winning bidder's choosing.  When the last study is complete I will paint a larger 16 x 20" painting of the Tiger Moth which will also be offered for bid, the proceeds of which I will also donate to a charitable cause. 

If you are interested in the first study please visit my Daily Paint Works page:  

https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/957511



Dave's Tiger Moth in Yellow and Violet
6x8"
oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Mini Masterpieces

The Laundress


After Toulouse-Lautrec, The Laundress
6 x 8"
oil on canvas panel


Not long ago a friend who inspired me to pick up a paint brush for the first time about ten years ago mentioned how he loved the painting, The Laundress, by Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec, the  French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, caricaturist, and illustrator.

As a way of saying thank you I decided I  would paint him a copy.  Painting this was so much fun that I decided I would continue to paint diminutive copies of well known works.  I started a Facebook group for the posting of small works, Mini Masterpieces.



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Lauren

The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) had a fundraiser.  I donated a portrait.  
 This painting was done for the winning bidders.


Lauren
20 x 16 in.
Oil on fine Belgian linen

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Shana


Just finished this portrait of Shana for some friends.


Shana
20" x 16"
oil on fine belgian linen

Friday, October 6, 2017

Daisies and Carnations


Daisies and Carnations

In the style of Fantin-Latour, the master painter of flowers, this still-life just completed while working at Chiaroscuro Studio of Art in Miami.  Learning to push and pull chroma and values, while creating a pleasing composition and keeping everything in balance is quite the challenge.


20" x 16"
oil on birch panel
This painting is available at:  
http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/758797



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Never Again


A tribute to one of the largest groups of law enforcement officers in America, the men and women professional airline pilots of the Federal Flight Deck Officer's program


Never Again
12" x 20"
oil on linen




For those interested in the process:



Drawing




Value Study




First painting of hat, table top (block in)



Continuation of first painting 




Refinement of shapes and values




Continuation of refinement of shapes and enhancement of light




Adding texture and form to cloth



Ready for final shape refinement of gun and glazing of darks.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

After Christensen's Solitary Life

Worked with a DVD by Scott Christensen this week, 
painting along as he demonstrated.


28 x 28"
oil on linen


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Those Who Serve

Working on a new still life at Chiaroscuro Studio of Art in Miami. Working title, Last Line of Defense. 
I am grateful to have such amazing artist teachers so close to home here in South Florida.  #ChiaroscuroStudioOfArt




Friday, December 2, 2016

Karen's Challah

It's been a while since I've posted.  Between work and remodeling the artist retreat in North Carolina I haven't had much time to paint.  Now it's time again to paint regularly.  Karen baked her first challah bread from a recipe given to us by our friend Kimberly Standiford.  I ripped a piece off and painted it.


Karen's Challah
6x8"
oil on linen panel



The actual challah

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Monet's Home and Gardens - Giverny, France

It's been a while since I've posted.  This is mostly due to traveling, building easels and taborets (and not painting) and household projects.  I hope to start painting again soon.  In the meantime here are few photos from Giverny, France - Monet's magnificent house and gardens.  
 Below is a link to rest of the photos.








You can access all the photos at this link:

Friday, May 22, 2015

This week in Sedona with Abbey Ryan

This last week Karen and I flew to Sedona, Arizona.  What an amazing place.  I attended a five day workshop with Abbey Ryan.  Karen hiked a lot.   We started off last Sunday with a plane ride over the Grand Canyon.  The views were incredible.



Everywhere you look the views are astounding.  This was the view from our hotel room balcony.




After I was finished with workshop on Wednesday, I engaged in a little en plein air brush work.  It's hard to capture landscapes because of the constantly changing light.  This was more of a quick color sketch from which I may expand it into a larger studio painting.


8 x 10", oil on panel.



Here are a few of the paintings I did during the workshop.



Cherry Coke
6 x 8" 
oil on masonite panel





Apricots, Berries and Silver Cup
8 x 6" 
Oil on linen panel




Pear and Blueberry
5 x 7"
oil on Masonite panel




Friday, April 17, 2015

Really Learning to Paint - The Old Masters Way

Last month I decided that I wanted to take my painting to the next level, a serious, high art, level.  I spoke with some professional artists I deeply respect and asked their opinions.  It became clear to me that I needed to learn to draw well.  After that I needed top level instruction from artists dedicated to teaching.

Serendipitously, less than a year ago The Chiaroscuro Studio of Art opened nearby which teaches a disciplined, 19th century approach to learning to paint.  This is South Florida's first true program of this nature, one which virtually all of the masters in the 19th Century, as well as many of today's living masters.  More information can be found here at their website:  The Florida Academy of Contemporary Realism.

The student starts off copying what are known as "Bargue Plates," instructional drawings rendered by Charles Bargue, a French lithographer and painter who developed one of the first drawing courses.  The student learns many concepts related to seeing relationships between shapes, values of light and shadow, and how to render shapes to accurately represent what one is seeing.

 The process is basically described by the steps shown in the plate:




This is my first project and drawing in the program.  I never imagined the time and work put into copying one of these plates.  From the beginning the instructors saw problems with lines, angles, shapes and values, sometimes painfully subtle.  In each phase their constant critiques kept pushing me in the right direction, fixing a line here, and angle there, seeing how everything related to everything else, and never accepting even the slightest imperfection.  Eventually I started seeing problems myself.  I am confident that the discipline learned by spending the time painfully recreating the drawing will payoff.  I am guessing but I would say that I have at least twenty hours in this drawing.  




The next drawing will be larger and more complex.  I'm excited about that. 


Monday, April 13, 2015

Les Standiford, Water to the Angels

At Les Standiford's book signing this evening for Water to the Angels.  Les asked that I bring his portrait which he got to see for the first time in person.  An awesome event.



Big crowd, including Dave Barry (standing in the back) and Ridley Pearson.







Thursday, March 5, 2015

Silver Cup with Pear and Leaf

After I painted this I enjoyed the pear which was sweet and juicy.  
A nice reward for completing the painting.


Silver Cup with Pear and Leaf
6 x 8"
Oil on fine Belgian linen



Video demonstration of this painting:



This painting is available for bid: