Nov 30, 2017

Mocha Cappuccino Cupcake


This is one of ten new paintings I have recently completed for the Ornamental Artwork Collection on UGallery.com. The paintings are all 4" x 4" oil on stretched canvas. The edges are painted raw umber, and they come with a display easel. My collection consists of cats, desserts and coffee! SOLD.




Nov 27, 2017

Espresso for One



Though the name "espresso" indicates that the drink is consumed quickly, it is still worth the time to sit down and mindfully appreciate it. Unless you are in Italy where they sometimes charge more if you sit down. The cafe pictured above is in New York, where one can let the caffeine take effect before hitting the pavement. Oil on 12"h x 6"w x 1"d composite board. SOLD.

Nov 24, 2017

Ladies Night Out


I've had the reference photo for this painting since my 2010 trip to Paris. It took a while before I was comfortable painting more than one person together. Also I was always focused on painting things that were distinctly Parisian. Aside from the people smoking and the Chanel bag, you really can't tell where this is, which is fine. Most of my recent work is about people doing their thing, wherever it is.

This is one of several new paintings added to the UGallery site this week. Oil on 16"w x 12"h composite board.

Nov 6, 2017

Houses in Wilkinsburg


These are some of the colorful old houses in the Wilkinsburg neighborhood of Pittsburgh. It is not one of the main tourist destinations of Pittsburgh, but I always admire the nostalgic, authentic look of the neighborhood when I drive through. Oil on 11"h x 14"w x 1 1/2" composite board. SOLD.