This painting placed First in the show at Quiet Waters Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland.
White Cloth with Anemone
Along with the white cloth in this, the fourth canvas in this series, I have placed an anemone. They were so deep blue this spring. In the cloth I was working with creases instead of folds and with the transparency of the flower petals. Oil on canvas, 14" x 11".
This is the third canvas in the series depicting the white tablecloth. I love the impact of the very ripe tomato. And I had fun working with the glass, making it transparent and reflective. Oil on canvas, 14" x 11".
Studying DaVinci... quite a demanding attempt. But an excellent and faithful copy nonetheless. The original is the pride of the collection at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. The only DaVinci in the western hemisphere.
A study of Van Gogh's "La Mousmé". A portrait of a young girl. He complained to his brother Theo that it took him a week to paint it! (It took me a bitlonger than a week). Post-impressionist. Oil on canvas, 22"x28".
The fifth canvas in the White Cloth series depicts a conch shell on the tablecloth.
I intended to paint the lovely pink/green/gray luminescence inside the conch, but when I turned it toward the light the beautiful red color appeared. This canvas is also more about the shadows cast by the shell onto the damask cloth.
Oil on canvas, 14" x 11".
White Cloth with Eggs
Second in a series depicting a white tablecloth, this one is an attempt to paint the damask pattern. Oil on canvas, 14"x11".
Painted using no black paint; shadows are ultramarine, terre verte, and alizarin crimson. This painting was chosen for the Caruso award for still life at the MFA winter show, January 6 - 23, 2011, Annapolis, Maryland. Oil on canvas, 24"x12''.
A painting of the famous Japanese wood block print "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" by Katsushika Hokusai in the style of Van Gogh. Japanese prints were taking Europe by storm and Van Gogh was fond of copying them in his own style. He did not copy this one though, I did! Oil on canvas, 24"x18". 2008
This kilt was made with the customer's own fabric. While not a tartan in the strictest sense, it makes a beautiful kilt. The colors are in a tradiltional Scottish colorway, usually called "Weathered", where the blues turn to slate, the greens to khaki or olive, and the reds become a soft cranberry. Beautiful!
Clan Armstrong. Pleated to sett. Modern colors.
Cameron of Erracht
Cameron of Erracht tartan in modern colors, pleated to stripe.
Brian tries on his new kilt, Clan Smith tartan.
Clan MacBean kilts in ancient colors. Although the colors differ slightly, they are the same tartan and color system; the fabric came from different weavers in Scotland.
U. S. Army
U. S. Army tartan, modern colors, pleated to stripe as is proper for a military kilt.
Clan Campbell ancient muted colors, pleated to the blue.
Royal Stewart, modern red colors, pleated to sett. Usually designated for pipe bands.
Clan Wilson tartan, ancient colors, pleated to the alternating pivot point.
Clan Lamont tartan, ancient colors, pleated to stripe.
The inside of a kilt, showing the lining.
Clan MacNeil of Barra, ancient colors, pleated to stripe.
Clan MacEwan ancient colors, pleated to sett.
Clan Wallace, ancient colors, pleated to stripe.
County Cork, an Irish tartan. Muted colors, pleated to sett.
Boy Scout tartan, based on MacLaren. Modern colors, to stripe.
Clan Buchanan, ancient colors, pleated to sett. This kilt was made for a tiny tot for a wedding. About 11" long with 3" of hem for future growth.
Clan Scott. Two kilts in modern Red Scott, two kilts in ancient Green Scott, one kilt in US Navy tartan.
An interesting view of the inside of a kilt in work. The upper part of the pleats is graded away to eliminate bulk, so the kilt will fit smoothly to the body. The raw edges will be covered with interfacing for stability and then lined.
Clan Smith tartan in the modern colors.
Muted Old Buchanan
This client chose to have his kilt pleated to stripe. Having a choice of "centers"; he chose the white in the burgundy for the pleat face. It is a beautiful kilt.
This kilt is actually pleated to stripe. It is such a gorgeous tartan, I had to show the front panel so the pattern is easily seen. Weir tartan, modern colors. It may look purple on your monitor, but it is truly a deep ultramarine blue. Lovely!
Unusual in the US, I enjoyed making this special kilt. This is a very soft wool. It's fun to make something different.
A rare tartan, my client found it. I didn't know it was available! He chose to have it pleated to the white overstripe, which is an excellent choice. Very purple.