Les Grenades, the French word for pomegranates.
Have you seen this painting? It was taken sometime in the last several months.
Lost My Marbles, oil on panel, 11"x14".
The last painting of marbles got such a reception! I had to do it again. Besides, painting those marbles is where all the fun is!
Oil on panel.8" x 10". Chosen as Best in Show at MFA Members' Spring Show. The juror liked the irony of the hospitality icon with a symbol of war. He also mentioned the green clip denoting a live grenade (as opposed to a dummy grenade). And that the pineapple is a "sugar bomb"!
Oil on panel, 11" x 14". This is the twelfth painting in the never-ending series of still life paintings with movement. I love planning and painting these studies in shadow manipulation. Especially fun for me was the magnification the linen weave in the transparent green marble.
Oil on panel, 11" x 14". Falling eggs. Easter Egger hens have lovely colors. Natural colors.
This painting is an homage of sorts to Jackson Pollock. His famous splash paintings are directly opposite from my style. I couldn't resist these falling paint brushes.
Oil on panel, 14" x 11". Titled: Pollock's Secret
It was only in the gallery for a couple of weeks.
A commission for the birthday of a young friend whose chicken, Edison, laid her first egg. It was blue! This is the first time I've used a light colored frame. I like it, it doesn't overpower the painting.
Oil on panel, 5" x 5".
Light Reading. Oil on panel, 11" x 14". Ninth in the "kinetic" series. Currently at McBride Gallery. I've started on the next one! Stay tuned.
At long last, I have finished a painting in the ongoing series of parking garages. This one is in Washington DC; I often park here to visit the National Gallery.
Oil on canvas, 28" x 22". Currently at McBride Gallery.
Oil on panel. 5" x 5".
Three strawberries on a lusterware plate.
My friend Jane keeps chickens; different breeds have different colored eggs.
Oil on panel, 5" x 5".
Another grenade with olive branch. It's an interesting comment...
Oil on panel, 5" x 5". SOLD
15 Artist Invitational, Small Gems Show at McBride Gallery, Annapolis. For the month of December, Cynthia will be highlighting small pieces eminently suited for holiday gift giving. I have been asked to contribute 6 pieces; here's a sampling.
Jane's Eggs, Oil on linen panel. 6" x 8".
Ellipsis. Oil on linen panel. 6" x 8".
To be featured artist at McBride Gallery was a real honor. Thank you, Cynthia. It was interesting and fun to meet people, and folks who come out to events like this are interested in art work. They ask excellent questions! It makes me think!
Nine pieces were sold and Cynthia kept 15 more. She returned only 9 pieces; she really has no storage space.
I am honored and I feel validation as well as humility. What a blessing!
Below is one of my favorites "War and Peace". It was one of the first pieces out the door! It's a pleasure to make such a connection.
"War and Peace", oil on panel. 5" x 5".
Here's a picture of the August 16, 2015 issue of the Capital Gazette, Annapolis, Maryland's newspaper.
Art Walk Annapolis is this Thursday evening from 5 9 pm. I'll be there to meet and greet old friends and new. I'll meet art lovers and collectors. Cynthia is delightful to work with and I look forward to a long association with her gallery.
Oil on birch panel. 11" x 14". I loved the color of these tulips. How could I not paint them?
This painting will be on display at Annapolis Art Walk, August 20, 2015. The whole show will be hanging from August 18 through September 6 2015. Come and visit!
I and thrilled and delighted to have been chosen as National Arts Program's featured artist of the week. You can visit their website and see the notice and my work and bio.
I painted this originally because I love the bright colors. Memories of my children playing with these beautiful wooden blocks. It was also an exercise in creating a bright red without it turning to pink. The title came to me after it was finished; it brings a smile to all who hear it.
Oil on birch panel. 11" x 14". The black wooden floater frame sets it off nicely.