Monday, December 7, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Some more Jess from Summer and Fall (2009)

Reclining Jess (2009) oil on canvas 24" x 18"

Thoughtful Jess (2009) oil on canvas 18" x 18"
Both of these were completed during that last days of October (when the weather was still warm enough to work in the barn-studio). It was difficult for me to work on the figure when I was trying to finish work for the Bau Movement show (scheduled to open in January, 2010). Painting and drawing the figure is probably my biggest challenge and favorite subject. There is something about working with a model that is so difficult and so rewarding at the same time.

White Dress oil on canvas (summer 2009) 42" x 36"

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Leghorns Charcoal, india ink, and acrylic paint 22" x 30" 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Some new work (for the next show)

Chels Leaning (Arno) this is an acrylic on canvas painting 30" x 24"
(in a very rough and early state).

B. P. (Firenze) acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"
This image was first used in a 2008 stencil (below), and for many reasons the story of Dante and
Beatrice Portinari always hits me when looking at photos that I took in Florence.

Eve's Coupons , I hope to work out an entire series using Adam and Eve.

I've been kicking around both of these ideas for almost a year now, and I decided to get them out instead of mulling over them. They are each in the beginning stages, and hopefully I will have more progree to post tomorrow.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Yorkfest Juried Exhibition

On August 4, I was very pleased to learn that two paintings were selected for the Yorkfest Juried Exhibition that is held each year at YorkArts in conjunction with the festival.

All of This III 2008 oil over acrylic on canvas

Jess Knitting 2009 oil on canvas

I was totally surprised to find out at last night's opening that All of this III had been selected for best of show by Jean Miller, Chair of Art and Design at Towson University.

The show runs through Saturday, September 26 at YorkArts, 10 N. Beaver Street in York, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Chels Leaning (Firenze ) - completed painting

"Chels Leaning (Firenze)" 42" x 36" acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 2009

from yesterday (July 22)

You can see the earlier versions of this painting from last month (June 22) at (Chels Leaning (Firenze) - in progress and pulling together)

This painting began as a photograph that I had taken on a trip to Florence last year. I manipulated it by turning it into a negative, then enlarged it and printed it. After a bunch of modifications, I made a stencil and transferred it to a mid-sized canvas.

Some Landscapes

Working with watercolor seems to be a battle between flow and restraint; between wet and sharp; between open and closed.

"Summer Fence row" 18" x 12" watercolor, 2009

"Mount Pisgah" 24" x 18" watercolor, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Some new figure painting-Marcy and Day lilies

Marcy and Day lilies, this is a small (24" x 18") oil study for an idea that I have been kicking around for some time. I'm thinking maybe a psychedelic portrait or something.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Watercolor Barns

Some watercolor studies from an outing yesterday.

Brogue Barn II 24" x 18" watercolor, 2009

Brogue Barn I 12" x 9" watercolor, 2009

Chels Leaning (Firenze ) - in progress and pulling together

These are the latest version of "Chels Leaning (Firenze)"
42" x 36" acrylic
on canvas 2009

The latest version references a discussion from this past Monday (June 22)

"Chels Leaning (Firenze)" 4th stage

"Chels Leaning (Firenze)" 3rd stage

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Chels Leaning (Firenze ) - in progress

Chels Leaning (Firenze) - in progress acrylic on canvas 42" x 36" 2009

Chels Leaning (Firenze) II - mixed media on copy paper 24" x 18" 2009

Chels Leaning (Firenze) I - mixed media on photo paper 24" x 18" 2009

Two studies and the beginning of the larger (42" x 36") painting based on a series of photographs from my trip to Italy in 2008. The two smaller studies are Mixed media on paper and the larger piece is acrylic on canvas.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Well, OK then.

"Jess with Stencils" mixed media and spray paint on paper, 30" x 22" 2009

"Jess study" charcoal on paper, 30" x 22" 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Jess Knitting - April 2009

Jess Knitting, oil on canvas 42" x 36" 2009
This is probably the last painting of Jess "on the couch" - it is almost time to move to the studio in the barn.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New work

after a few hours work last night... (April 2)

A new painting of Jess that I am working on.

Monday, March 2, 2009

old monKey

I could not resist posting this old monkey piece.

monKeys, acrylic on canvas, 2006 (Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Noel Sloboda)

dabbling with some flowers (you can only take so much winter)

Primrose study II, watercolor, 9" x 12"

Primrose study, watercolor, 9" x 12"

Primrose study IV, watercolor, 9" x 12"

Primroses, acrylic on canvas, 18" x 22" 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

More Jess on Couch paintings

Jess on Couch V 2009, oil on canvas

Jess on Couch IV 2009, oil on canvas

Jess on Couch III 2008, oil on canvas

Here are a few newer Jess paintings from late 2008 and early 2009 (all oil all of the time)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

BAU King Pin

"BAU King Pin" 2008
I have got to find some way to work this into my painting
and maybe add Monkey Zombies.