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”
Oil on panel, 8” x 10”. Two rights-of-refusal on it at the moment.
Still Life with Pineapples
Oil on panel. 8” x 10”.
Did you know that the small round grenade is called a baseball grenade? That’s the inspiration here.
Oil on panel. 8” x 10”
Lost My Marbles
Oil on cradled panel. In a black floater frame. 11" x 14". Awarded First Place the Strokes of Genius national painting show at Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis, 2017.
$1850. Sold from McBride Gallery.
Losing My Marbles
One of the difficult parts of this painting was, of course, the marbles. Because they have to be accurately round. The fun of painting them was all the swirling colors. I especially like that the transparent green marble magnifies the linen weave.
I was able to sell this one before it was finished. The client waited three months before I was able to deliver it. Thank you J, for your patience!
Oil on panel. 11" x 14"
Oil on panel. 11" x 14". Catch those eggs before it's too late! Fun with shadows again. I enjoyed capturing the texture of the egg carton.
The Mouse Takes the Cheese
Oil on panel. 8"x6". And a few extra inches for the mouse.
Sold in less than 24 hours!
Oil on panel. 14" x 11".
An homage to Jackson Pollock's drip paintings of the 1950's. Style could not be more different!
Number nine in the "kinetic" series. Although it was the spectacles that inspired this painting, I'm very pleased with the books, especially the old bible with worn edges.
Oil on panel. 11" x 14".
Through McBride Gallery, Annapolis.
This is the seventh in this ongoing series of still life paintings showing movement. I love doing these and am anxious to finish the next one and make more of them.
Oil on birch panel. 14" x 11
Pens and Pencils
Number five in the "kinetic" series.
Oil on birch panel. 11" x 14".
Another "kinetic" still life, this one has several falling lemons.
Oil on birch panel. 11" x 14"'.
First Place Winner at UMMC Annual Art Show, 2014
Honorable Mention, MD Federation of Art, Spring Member's Show, May 2014
Accepted work, Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, Annapolis, MD 2015
Eggs and Eggplants
A friend gave me these eggplants from her garden. The rich purple color just begged to be painted.
Oil on birch panel. 11" x 14".
Tomato and Plum
A companion to Red Onions and Tomato
Oil on birch panel, 14" x 11". SOLD
This painting placed First in the show at Quiet Waters Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland, 2014.
A trompe l'oeil painting. I especially like the cloth.
Oil on birch panel, 11" x 14". SOLD
Study of Melendez
Study of Luis Melendez; "Still Life with Chocolate Service, Bread Roll, and Biscuits". The original is located in Madrid at the Prado.
Oil on canvas, 20" x 14".
SOLD Private Collection.
Parking in Denver
The first in an ongoing series of signs.
I love the brilliant colors of this sign. I spotted it while jogging down the street, late for a lunch meeting. I snapped a photo and ran on. Took me two years to get around to painting it. I found that the work was in painting the building, getting the angles right so it would not look like it was falling over. Painting the sign was the fun!
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 2011, Annapolis, Maryland. Oil on canvas, 12"x24''.