Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Studio Open House this Saturday Dec. 17

This is the biggest event of the year at The Screw Factory. I will be there from 10a-6p.
I have art starting at $10!
I'm on the 2nd floor, studio 296.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

1997 Rooster Border

I was amused to find this on ebay. It's the first wallpaper border I designed in 1997. It was for Brewster Home Fashions. I wish there was a photo of the whole repeat. I've linked it, just in case you want to buy a roll...LOL.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

'Darth II,' Block Print, 6"x4", on Canson Paper 2011

This is my second Lego minifigure block print. This went through 4 pressings to get the image you see. I will be selling these through the holiday season. I will have them on ebay ($25) and at my studio for $20. This image is watermarked. Obviously the art will not have my website watermarked on it. This is an edition of 47.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

'Stormtrooper III' Series of 18, Hand Linocut print

This is my first of a series of Lego minifig linocut prints. I'm also working on a Darth Vader print. This is the perfect gift for the young, or just young at heart collector.
4"x6" matted (mat not shown) print only $20.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

EC Gas, 18"x24", oil on canvas

There is alot of loose painting knife work in this piece, with more detail showing up in the structure. I think this is the last painting I will finish before my opening September 9th other than perhaps a few small works.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

May Co. 8"x6", oil on wood

This is a little study of the old May Co. water tower on Payne Ave.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Leff Electric, 20"x16", oil on linen

This is my latest work. It will be part of my exhibition in September at Bayarts in Bay Village, Ohio.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Palette

This is a palette that I've been using for the past several years. There is no specific brand of paint that I use. As for colors, they vary depending on the painting. I place no limit on the number of colors on my palette at a given time. I may be using a limited palette with 2-5 colors, or I may have as many as 24 colors.  The following is a list of colors that I have on my painting table to choose from:

  • Titanium white
  • Titanium/Zinc white
  • Flake white
  • Naples Yellow
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Yellow Ochre Transparent
  • Hansa Yellow
  • Indian Yellow
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Cadmium Yellow Deep
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Cadmium Red Deep
  • Cadmium Maroon
  • Alizarin Crimson Permanent
  • Quinacridone Red
  • Quinacridone Violet
  • Manganese Violet
  • Ultramarine Red
  • Cobalt Violet
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Prussian Blue
  • Phthalocyanine Blue
  • Manganese Blue
  • Phthalocyanine Green
  • Viridian
  • Chromium Oxide Green
  • Permanent Green Light
  • Sap Green
  • Terre Verte
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Raw Sienna
  • Raw Umber
  • Indian Red 
  • Venteitan Red
  • Van Dyke Brown
  • Ivory Black
  • Lamp Black
  • Payne's Grey
  •  a few more that slip my mind at the moment. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

"Morsel's" oil on canvas, 24" x 36"

Where else would someone eat after bowling a few games at Ambassador Lanes.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ambassador Lanes, oil on canvas, 26" x 39"

Ambassador Lanes is a painting 22 years in the making. I used an old Ektachrome slide that I shot an of this sign in 1989 for reference. The sign is long gone. Again I used painting knives as much as possible only resorting to brushes for areas too fine to make knife work practical. This painting will be a part of a show of landscape paintings that I am having in September 2011 at BayArts.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Natural light is key. This is a photograph of me in the studio.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Unique Beauty, oil on panel, 7" x 5"

This storefront is a real "Unique Beauty."

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Late Sunday Afternoon, Oil on Panel, 8"x6"

This is one of the small scale Cleveland landscape that I've been working on. I'm using painting knives for paint application in most places. The title is a reference to a famous painting of a similar theme.

Can anyone name the painting and artist?