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Sunday, February 1, 2015

FIGURE 4

FIGURE 4
1/28/2015
24" x 18" 
Oil on  1" hand-stretched natural Belgian linen

Saturday, January 31, 2015

DUNES XIX



DUNES XIX
1/26/2015
20" x 48" 
Oil on  1" hand-stretched natural Belgian linen

A large size DUNES - happy - and where many of us want to go this time of year!

Friday, January 16, 2015

FIGURE 3

FIGURE 3
1/14/2015
20" x 20" 
Oil on  1" hand-stretched natural Belgian linen

A new series.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

FIGURE 2

FIGURE 2
1/13/2015
26" x 18" 
Oil on  1" hand-stretched natural Belgian linen

A new series.  Your feelings, please?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

FIGURE 1

FIGURE 1
1/12/2015
20" x 16" 
Oil on  1" hand-stretched natural Belgian linen

A new series.  Your feelings, please?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

TEMPO 1- A new Year, a new series

TEMPO 1
1/07/2015
30" x 40"
oil on stretched canvas

This is a series I began almost a year ago and wasn't sure where it was going, so I abandoned it- in the back of the stack, towards the wall, so I couldn't see my failure. But, with the new year and fresh from a vacation which included Zurich, I decided to take a new look. When in Zurich, I visited the Kunstmuseum and I cried for happiness that it someone could be so good and was angry at myself for not being a better artist. It was exhausting. Below is the description of the extraordinary exhibit.

This exhibition brings together the expressionistic oeuvre of the Austrian artist Egon Schiele (1890 –1918) and works by the British painter Jenny Saville (b. 1970), for a fascinating dialogue between the virtuoso exponent of Viennese Modernism and a contemporary artist. The exaggerated, obsessive depiction of corporality compels the viewer to engage directly with the act of painting as a physical medium.

This is an open encounter between two artists separated by almost a century that unites contrast and convergence. The two visibly retain their autonomy, and Schiele is not posited as an influence on the later artist. While his work is presented in a loose chronological sequence, Saville’s paintings interact sometimes in isolation, sometimes in small groups of works or motifs. The airy hanging sets the visual tone, thus challenging the viewer’s perception. The exhibition confronts 35 paintings by Schiele with 16 large-format works by Jenny Saville as well as ‘studies’ that deal with texture and materiality – what Saville herself terms ‘mark-making’.

Some 55 works on paper offer an insight into Schiele’s mastery of the art of drawing. Presented in small groups focusing on selected themes, they reveal an artistic intensity that does not shy away from extremes.
TEMPO 1 DETAILS


Here's to a NEW YEAR of progress and prosperity for all artists who take it all so seriously!
Contact me- I would love to hear from you.
In fact, it would make my day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

DUNES XVIII

DUNES XVIII
11/24/2014
48" x 24" 
Oil on 1" stretched canvas
 DETAILS (below)



Monday, December 1, 2014

SOLD and off to Kansas City

STORIES/03
10/08/2013
16" x 16" 
Oil on 1.75"  wood cradled panel
SOLD to a Collector in Kansas City  MO

This is a particularly nice sale because I love this series and inexplicably to me, it just hasn't been popular.    I was told by an art critic to dig deeper (?).  I am really not that deep, so I thought to  place the deep thinking on the viewer and create fictional portraits, about which, the viewer may determine the meaning framed in personal reference. 
 We think he is like a member of our family and a pleasure to have around.  Now he will make another family happy because of his silent laughter. 
We are a little sad to see him go.

Monday, November 10, 2014

DUNES XVII

DUNES XVII
11/10/2014
10" x 23" ea.
Oil on .75" hand-stretched natural Belgian linen
 DETAILS (below)

DUNES XVI

 
DUNES XVI
11/10/2014
10" x 23" ea.
Oil on .75" hand-stretched natural Belgian linen
 DETAILS (below)



Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Landscape #4

Landscape #4
28" x 22" 
Oil on 1" Belgian linen

Alright- it is not simple, but maybe a little more?
This one is better in person.  
The last two have been difficult to photograph.
When are you coming to Pittsburgh to see them?

DETAILS



Monday, November 3, 2014

Landscape #3

Landscape #3
20" x 20" 
Oil on 1" Belgian linen
I have had 35 years of watching sunrises and sunsets over this beach, trying to figure out out how to retain peace and optimism.  
My intention was to do it with less for a more contemporary audience, but it came out far more complicated.  Please check back tomorrow for a second attempt at simplicity.
DETAILS



Thursday, October 30, 2014

POPPIES XXI

POPPIES XXI
10" x 10" 
Oil on 1" cradled panel
Coordinates for display with POPPIES XX and XIX
DETAILS


Monday, October 27, 2014

POPPIES XX

POPPIES XIX
10" x 10" 
Oil on 1" cradled panel
Coordinates for display with POPPIES XX and XXI
DETAILS



Sunday, October 26, 2014

POPPIES XIX

POPPIES XIX
10" x 10" 
Oil on 1" cradled panel
Coordinates for display with POPPIES XX and XXI





Thursday, October 23, 2014

Delivered to Maryland

DUNES X
12" x 24" 
Oil on 1.75" on stretched canvas
SOLD to a Collector in Maryland

It is a nice one. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SOLD and on the way to Virginia


BOAT/23
24" x 48" 
Oil on 1.75" hand-stretched natural Belgian linen
It will be missed.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

DUNES XV

DUNES XV
10/17/2014
10" x 23" ea.
Oil on .75" hand-stretched natural Belgian linen

I was aiming to do a simple painting to replace one that sold- What happened was complicated and took me way too long.  I hope you can appreciate the effort!
BTW- I sold 3 this week.
Have a nice weekend!
Details (below)