Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Unfinished Skull, oil on canvas, 8"x10"

This is a little skull that never made it to the finish. I still think it has some interesting attributes.
I hope everyone had a great holiday season. I had a great Christmas this year. I have taken a few weeks off from the studio to spend with the family. I will be back to posting regularly after the first of the year.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Skull, 9" x 12" oil on canvas

Skulls, skulls, skulls! I enjoy studying this form. The subtle tones of bone are always a challenge.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Two Pears, oil on canvas, 9" x 12"

There is no narrative here, but if there were it would be:
"Hey,... a little help here! I've fallen, and I can't get up."

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Special, oil on panel, 6" x 12"

I'm starting a series of Cleveland based urban landscapes that I plan to publish into book form. Can anyone guess what sign this is? Hint: Lorain Rd., west-side.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Two Lemons, oil on canvas, 9" x 12"

When life hands you lemons, paint them.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Red Vessel, oil on canvas, 9" x 12"

No attempt at narrative here. Simplicity and honesty were the goals.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Skull #2 oil on canvas, 9" x 12"

Thanks to the grey Cleveland sky it was too dark in my studio to work from one of my usual still-life set ups. This is a painting I completed in the early spring.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Two Fuji, oil on canvas, 9" x 12"

Two apples for your consumption.
I wanted to create a simple graphic composition while maintaining my usual approach of modeling form. There is no attempt to hide brushwork or other "art marks."

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hymns, oil on canvas, 9"x12"

I picked up this 19th century Lutheran Hymnal at an estate sale for $1. It is a beautiful object that I really enjoyed painting. Most of it was completed with a painting knife. No use of "the mighty fan brush" in this painting.