Monday, February 27, 2012

The Letter

The Letter, oil on cradled board, 12 x 12

Someone asked to create a "Civil War" themed painting. This Trompe L'oeil is the results.

The background: During the Civil War J W Sword published a newspaper for the confederacy. As his paper supply ran out, he stripped the wallpaper from his home and printed the news on the back of the paper.

The letter shows a confederate cancellation stamp and is addressed to Richmond.

The glasses and pocket watch are typical of the period. The watch belonged to my Great-Great Grandfather

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Apples and Stripes

Apples and Stripes , 9 x 12, oil on board
Apples and Stripes is a continuation of my series of black and white striped paintings. It shows a group of apples in a silver bowl against a striped background with the stripes reflected in the silver. If you are interested in purchasing this painting you may contact me

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cherry Turnover

Cherry Turnover, oil on canvas, 18 x 24

I love to paint pastry. I love to eat pastry. A marriage made in heaven.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

With a Cherry on Top

With a Cherry on Top, 10 x 8, oil on board

I wanted to create a fairly simple painting and so I chose another Chocolate Tart image. Who can resist chocolate with whipped cream and a cherry on top?

I'm not sure which gallery or show I will be sending this to so for the time being you can contact me directly for purchase

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Biennale Grande Hubbard Museum

Summerfall, 36 x 30, oil on canvas

Two of my paintings have been accepted into the 2nd Biennale Grande at the Hubbard Musem of the American West.
The 2nd Biennale Grande is a juried fine art competition that seeks to recognize and honor excellence in the contemporary visual arts of the American West. The art with be on display April 4th to July 15th, 2012 at The Hubbard Museum of the American West, 26301 Hwy 70 West,Ruidoso Downs, NM.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Cordial Cherry, 9 x 12, oil on board, framed

Who doesn't like to get chocolates for valentines day? And this one has no calories and will last forever.

A sweet red cherry and sticky cordial cream covered by smooth milk chocolate. I don’t know if I wanted to simply capture the beauty of the cordial cherry or if I was just looking for an excuse to buy myself a box of chocolates! Yum!

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Baked Goods oil painting

Baked Goods, 24 x 30, oil on linen

I had a request from a collector to create a painting using this vintage "Baked Goods" box. It was hard to decide which kind of pastry to include since all pastry is wonderful. I decided on Berliners (bismarcks, jelly donuts, Pączki, what do you call them?) I also included a favorite knife and linen napkin.

Do you have a favorite object you would like to have immortalized in a painting? Let me know. Commissions are considered.

Monday, February 6, 2012

No Man's Girl - Cowgirls!

No Man’s Girl ,oil on canvas, 30″ x 40

You gotta love Cowgirls! The title comes from the pulp fiction book cover in the background. Red is my favorite color and this painting has plenty of it!

The painting includes vintage ceramic cowgirls, a dog (or is it a coyote?) cactus, a six-shooter and an Indian blanket to keep the cowgirl warm at night.

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Salon International Art show

Car Key, oil on cradled board, 18 x 24

I'm please to announce that I will have 2 paintings in the Salon International Juried Exhibition of Oil Paintings. I have participated in this show several times and am always excited to have my work included with such other great artists and artwork.

Exhibit Dates: April 14 - May 4 2012, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

I will have more information as the show grows nearer. For those of you who can't attend the show, it will be online. I'll share a link to it when it becomes available.