Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Jesus returns to heaven on a harley was a pretty random idea, actually I don't know how I got the idea to paint this...or why. After thinking about it I came to realize that if you believe in Jesus and the wonderful things that he did ... well.... why wouldn't he want to ascend back into heaven riding a harley...he can do anything he wants!
Jesus Returns To Heaven On A Harley After Visiting Earth
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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
What catches my eye about this scene is the triangle composition of the roof lines, pointing up to the bell tower.This is pretty close to what this scene actually looks like.
6.25 x 7"
Sunday, April 7, 2013
6 x 8" Acrylic Paint
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I was concerned with shapes and color spots against color spots while creating this scene..
Thursday, February 21, 2013
5 x 7" Watercolor
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I used Google Street Maps to get here. I submitted this painting to this months Bill Guffey's Virtual Paint Out Challenge. For November we traveled to New Brunswick and some amazing views of this country.
I wanted to keep things simple here with the road leading your eye towards the focal point. The factory, trees and smokestacks acts as a barrier, keeping your eye on the canvas.
6 x 8" Oil Paint on canvas board
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
This past weekend I decided to re-charge my outdoor painting battery's. The sun was setting when I started this painting so I had to work quickly. Most of the finish work was done by mental notes. I used a limited palette of colors ... and mixed colors together to create the darks ... no black tubes of paint can be found in my studio.
6 x 8" Oil Paint on Canvas
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I was on Peirce Island in Portsmouth, NH on our holiday Monday (Memorial Day) and painted this view of the Piscataqua River and Kittery, Maine.The shadows of the trees slowly crept over the water... the water seemed so blue to me. In the background is the I95 bridge that spans the river. Missing is the Memorial Bridge that spanned the river for about 100 years...it was disassembled earlier this year and sent by barge to Boston to be recycled.
7 x 14 " Oil Paint on canvasClick on pic (any pic posted) to ENLARGE
Monday, May 14, 2012
Peirce Island offers many different views of the Portsmouth area... the industrial looking naval yard in Kittery, the rooftops and church steeples of the town, the harbor, the commercial fishing pier, the small islands that dot the water looking SE towards the Wentworth and many people walking their dogs...boats, sailboats,walkers, joggers, bikes, bikers, segways..artists...cool place.
8 x 10" Oil Paint
Thursday, May 3, 2012
I remember my painting teacher saying::" In a good painting you'll find that one part of it does the talking, and the other part of it does the listening" - Charles Movalli
Here I let the shipyard buildings do the talking!
7 x 14" Oil Paint on canvas
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
How far do I take this painting? All I was after was to get across to the viewer that these two objects are pears. The photo uses very dramatic lighting and a pitch dark background.
7 x 14" Oil Paint on stretched canvas
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Still Life With Pendant
20 x 20" Oil Paint on canvas
6 x 6" Oil Paint on gallery wrap canvas
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Pencil on Copy Paper
Monday, January 16, 2012
Friday, December 2, 2011
Here I challenged myself to do a night painting from the Call of Duty:United Offensive map called "Chateau". It's played under a full moon, in the night, when it's dark, somewhere in Germany. The facade of this courtyard view is very, very similar to the chateau featured in the WW2 movie "The Dirty Dozen"...including the car in front of the entrance. It was a challenge working with moonlight and incandescent light as light sources.
6 x 6" Oil Paint on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Check out David Carmack Lewis (in my favorite column) ...great night scenes...and Stephen Magsig "Postcards From Detroit"as well..
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6x6" Oil Paint on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
5 x 7" Oil Paint on Canvas
Monday, November 28, 2011
I spend a lot of time here in the town of Carentan, France....many years in fact... since 2006. I should be painting more and spending less time in the town of Carentan. Carentan is a map. A computer generated scenario of the real town in France that is played out during WW2 in the PC game of Call of Duty : United Offensive. I am part of a clan (team) of players that still keep playing the original game. Players from around the world participate in the multiplayer mode and we have become friends over the years.Carentan is a very popular map, there are always a few noobs (new persons) hanging around to play. Original weapons of that era are used in the first person shooter. German, and U.S. weapons are most popular. My favorite weapon of choice is the German Kar 98 bolt rifle.6 x 6" Oil Paint on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Friday, October 21, 2011
All Oil Paint
Top 16 x 24" on masonite
Mid 11x 14" on canvas
Btm 11x 14" on canvas.
Monday, October 17, 2011
The canvas was toned with a red under painting. Some can be seen in the sky.
5 x 5" Oil Paint on 1.25 gallery stretched canvas
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Saturday, October 8, 2011
20 x 20" Oil Paint
Monday, October 3, 2011
The roles that actor Vincent Price played were quite convincing to me.
I believe I saw all of the films that he made during the '60's. As kids our
mothers took turns driving us to the Saturday matinee at the Mapletown
theater to see those classic horror films..
Fittingly, for the spooky month of October, I thought I'd pay tribute to one of the old stars of the classic horror film genre.Watercolor 5 x 7.5