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A friend told me that “grenade” is the French word for pomegranate. I immediately saw this painting take shape.
The red pomegranate on the left is the kind you find at the grocery store. The other two, well, I am lucky that my neighbor has a pomegranate tree! He gave me two fresh ones. You’ll note that the blossom end is still fleshy with moisture and the open one on the left still has the dried stamens.
Oil on panel. 11” x 14”
Did you know that the small round grenade is called a baseball grenade? That’s the inspiration here.
Oil on panel. 8” x 10”
Still Life with Pineapples
Oil on panel. 8" x 10".
This painting was chosen as Best in Show at a recent gallery show in Annapolis, MD. The juror loved the irony of the symbol of hospitality juxtaposed with a symbol of war. I was interested in capturing the multiplicity of textures.
It was also accepted into the show Capturing Realism 2017 at Misericordia University in Dallas, PA.
I love the title of this latest "kinetic" still life, the falling blocks absolutely dictated the choice. It always brings a smile. It comes with a QR code which plays London Bridge is Falling Down...
Oil on birch panel. 11" x 14"'.
Still Life with Coffee Pot and Gourds
In the style of Luis Melendez.
Oil on canvas, 11" X 14". Currently in a gilded frame.
Tea for Two
In the style of Luis Melendez. Oil on panel, 10" x 12". Private collection.
Giclée prints on canvas are available. $250. framed. $50 unframed.
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 flower, the transparency of the petals.
Oil on canvas, 11" x 14".
White Cloth with Tomato
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, 11" x 14".
Sixth Street Parking
Finally I have another parking garage painting in the ongoing series. I think it's the ninth one! I was most intrigued by the convex mirror used to view the traffic before exiting. This one was fun to paint.
Oil on canvas. 28" x 22".
Parking at the Fitz: Nightlights
A nocturne. This sign shows a different view of the parking garage at the Fitzgerald, from the Jones Falls Expressway in Baltimore, Maryland.
Oil on canvas, 24"x24". $1100
Parking in Denver 2
Another view of a garage in Denver, this one is located at Tremont and 15th Streets. The parking signs in Denver are very distinctive.
Oil on canvas, 24" x 18".
President Street Parking
Fourth in the series of signs.
Oil on canvas, 24" x 18". Modern realism. First place winner at the Fall Members' Show at the MFA in Annapolis, October 2010.
First Place winner again at UMMC National Arts Program. 2013
Parking in Louisville
Third in the series of signs, this garage is next to the Catholic Cathedral in Louisville, Kentucky. The building had been freshly painted, so there is no dirty cement! Oil on Canvas, 24" x 12".
Oil on canvas, 24"x30". A local landmark, Brian Boru Irish Pub.
I was working to portray lighted neon. Most interesting is that the neon tubes are green and the insides of the letters are white. To make the sign glow, they have to be painted in opposition.