Thursday, November 18, 2010

more Abe Lincoln Sketches

Lincoln without his iconic beard at age 37.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Abe Lincoln Sketches

These are a few pages out of my Moleskine sketchbook. Abraham Lincoln is a hero of mine and I'm considering doing a portrait of him.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Minifig in the Golden Helmet, oil on panel, 10"x8"

I've been working on this little painting for a few days now. It is my rendition of the famous painting The Man in The Golden Helmet. I always have great fun trying to get a Rembrandtesque feel. It is painted in oils on an Ampersand panel. The minifig head is taken from a Lego Viking figure.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Website Update!

I have finally got a beta version of my website published. Please take the time to check it out and give me your feedback. I have many more paintings that need to be added. I will continue to use this blog for more up to the minute announcements and works in progress.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Jack 'n' Meg ,oil on canvas, 17.25"x25.75"

I started this painting way back in January. I finally put the finishing touches on it this week. I usually avoid narrative but had some fun with the Lego minifigs in this piece. Elements of the composition have been appropriated from a popular photograph of Jack and Meg White of the garage rock band, The White Stripes.

Friday, September 3, 2010

I'm Back

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I will be back to blogging as usual this month. You can't expect to see several new paintings and drawings posted before years end.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rock Totem

I hope this totem helps me find my way.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Portrait in progress, oil on canvas, 18" x 27"

This is an in-progress, full-length oil portrait of the fire chief for the LLFD. During the course of this painting I've come to respect the him as the most knowledgeable fire chief I've met. I will post the progress of this painting.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lorain at W.68, oil on panel, 5"x7"

This is a very small study of a decaying residential structure on Cleveland's west side.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bass Player, oil on canvas, 25"x32"

I've been working on this painting for a long time now. I finally put the finish on it today.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Some preliminary sketches for my Art Tatum portrait.