Jan 31, 2008
Jan 29, 2008
This is a study of a Venetian Canal. I wanted to determine if the composition and style will be suitable as a larger piece, and I may soon paint a larger one. I have been trying to paint a picture every day since January 1 to experiment with different subject matter and paint applications, therefore they have all been very small. Now I find it difficult to return to larger pieces as the smaller ones have a greater sense of spontaneity and freshness.
Jan 28, 2008
Jan 22, 2008
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Jan 18, 2008
Oliver is a great model and muse. In this painting, however, he is visibly tired of living with the paparazzi and just wants to look out the window without having his picture taken (this was painted from a photograph). Maybe I'll give him a break and just let him be a regular cat for a few days. SOLD
Jan 17, 2008
Jan 15, 2008
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Jan 6, 2008
This is a view of a quiet canal in Venice. There are no tourists and no gondolas, there is only solitude and time to reflect on the sights, smells, far away sounds and the humid summer air. I always wonder what kind of interiors are behind those billowy green awnings. SOLD
This is a new oil painting inspired by my Oliver. It is currently for sale on Ebay. The painting is approximately 11" x 14" and includes a carved gold frame. The warm light from the lamp in the room creates a moody contrast with the cool light from outside the window. SOLD
Jan 3, 2008
This is an oil painting inspired by Venice's grandeur. It is an arcade near the Piazza San Marco. It was nice to be in the shelter of the cool stone building and to watch the light from the hot afternoon filter in. SOLD.
This is a Venetian scene that I painted in 2007. It is one of the twelve paintings that I have done since my Italian tour in June. There are hopefully many more to follow. This painting is approximately 18" h x 24" w. It was a joy to paint, watching it transpire over a period of weeks. I usually work on several paintings at a time, then I can go back to each with fresh eyes after taking a break.