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Thursday, July 2, 2015

DUNES XXX



DUNES XXIX
48" x 60"
Oil on 1.75" Belgian Linen


It will seem like I am only doing DUNES.
I am creating them for a gallery in Charleston  SC. 
I am aiming for 4-5 completed before September 1. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

DUNES XXIX SOLD


DUNES XXVIX
48" x 60"
Oil on 1.75" Belgian Linen
Commission for a Collector in D.C.

DETAILS (below)






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Friday, June 26, 2015

Untitled II Sold and off to Houston

UNTITLED II
27" x 27"
Oil on .25" Wood
Sold to a Collector in TX
I am really going to miss this one.  I went to Provincetown last August and took many photos of this very beautiful spot from a sunset sailboat cruise.  I have never felt my photos of the two companion pieces did them justice.  The originals make me very, very happy, both for the memories and my style of painting.  Mmmmm.   Both have sold now and are in happy homes.  Sadly, at this point we don't have plans to go back to Ptown this Summer, but next year for sure!  Mark my words.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

SOLD and off to CA


POPPIES XV
10" x 10"
Oil on 1" Cradled Panel
Sold to a Collector in CA

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pittsburgh Workshop- join me!


Palette Knife Workshop With Oil Painter Kim McAninch


Explore with Kim how you can achieve vibrant colors in your paintings by layering oil paint with a Palette Knife.
This 6-hr. class will begin with a demonstration during which Kim McAninch will work on another in her palette knife series, BOATS.  Kim’s background in interior design and as a wallpaper and fabric designer and are evident in her decorative BOATS Series.   Her work is characterized by layering of complex color in dancing transition across the canvas.  After the demonstration, Kim offer guidance as you create a painting of your own of a subject of your choosing.  Printed boat reference will be offered, but the style lends itself to any simple subject.  How can this style be incorporated into your creative expression?  You will improve your application and movement of paint with palette knives, develop ways to handle negative space and expand your knowledge of color mixing.  Oil-soluble and oil paints are both acceptable for this technique.  Other supplies needed are a substrate on which to paint, various palette knives for experimentation, a mixing surface and paper towels.  45.00 members 50.00 non members
The Historic Schoolhouse
2600 South Park Road
Bethel Park  PA  15102
Saturday, August 22, 2015 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. 

South Arts Pittsburgh



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

DUNES XXVIII

DUNES XXVIII
48" x 60"
Oil on 1.75" Belgian Linen
Commission for a Collector in Texas


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Thursday, June 4, 2015

SMALL FIGURE 6 and 7


SMALL FIGURE 6
6/2/2015
14" x 11" 
Oil on  .75" stretched canvas


SMALL FIGURE 7
6/3/2015
14" x 11" 
Oil on  .75" stretched canvas

Friday, May 29, 2015

FIGURE 12

FIGURE 12
5/27/2015
20" x 20" 
Oil on  .75" stretched canvas
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SMALL FIGURES 4 and 5



SMALL FIGURE 4
5/27/2015
14" x 11" 
Oil on  .75" stretched canvas
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SMALL FIGURE 5
5/28/2015
14" x 11" 
Oil on  .75" stretched canvas

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Companion pieces, SMALL FIGURE 4 and 5 are part of my newest 2015 series. I very much enjoy creating FIGURES and am very happy they are appreciated. I love creating pretty faces and in many, a movement inspired by the outdoors. The FIGURES Series is gestural and expressionistic. They are loose and I am very open minded in the placement of color and line. The edges of these 2 paintings are painted aubergine for a clean, neat appearance. It is coated for protection with archival varnish. It is wired and the hanging hardware is enclosed and ready to display. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

DUNES XXVII

DUNES XXVII
522/2015
48" x 60" 
Oil on  1.75" Belgian linen

DETAILS



The eye makes a way to the distant water through abstracted dunes and beach grass. My DUNES Series are created with palette knife and water soluble oil and this piece is painted on hand-stretched natural Belgian linen with heavy duty deep stretcher bars. It is an expressive and striking piece of art.  When beginning this particular piece, I wanted to depict the dunes in a very large format and show the expanse of the changing sky.   I have been exploring different sizes and orientation and expressing differing times of day. The 1.75" deep natural Belgian linen weave sides are left unpainted, leaving a clean and  finished appearance, therefore a frame is optional.  The piece is coated with archival varnish for protection. It arrives wired on the reverse side and hanging hardware is included for immediate display.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

SOLD and SOLD

SOLD to a Collector in Malibu CA 

SOLD to a Collector in Bellingham WA
It's all good!  

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

BOAT 26

BOAT 26
5/12/2015
18" x 24" 
Oil on  .75" Belgian linen

DETAILS