Saturday, October 30, 2010

Off to Study Oil Figurative Painting!

I am studying all week with Karin Jurick of Atlanta.  She is a wonderful figurative artist and I hope learn great things from her.  I will post photos from the workshop as the weeks progresses.  Happy Halloween to everyone.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hope you have a Happy Halloween!

This is just for fun and to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!  It is an 8x8 inch oil on masonite.

Karin Jurick - I am pleased to have the opportunity to study under a very talented figurative oil painter for five days the first part of November in Hilton Head Island, SC.  I am so excited and will post progress as I learn from a true professional.  Karin's works are in numerous galleries and she is well known for her talent and her willingness to share her knowledge with other artists.  Stay tuned...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Harbor View

Oil on linen.  12 x 16.  Impressionist technique with a touch of abstraction.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Santa #1 - A bit early, but....

I was shopping this weekend and found Halloween and Thanksgiving to be minor players in the decorating of retailers.  Christmas trees and all the holiday needs are already in the stores.  So, I got in the spirit of it and decided to try a portrait of Santa Claus.  This is 12 x 16 inches, oil on linen.  It is my usual loose brushstrokes.

Here we have....Santa Claus in October!  Contact me by email if you would like this Santa to help you get started.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Black Eyed Susan

This painting is a bit different in that there are abstract shapes making up with background.  The painting in on linen and is oil.  The photograph was taken of our Eleanor by my son-in-law Chris.  It is 16 x 20 inches and is for sale at my website.

My usual loose style with a bit of abstraction.

It  is unframed and can be framed without glass.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


This painting is a 16 x 20 inch original oil painting in my usual impressionist manner.  The colors are primarily soft using Terra Verte in the background, a transparent green.  The subject is a mother and a child and the obvious loving look from the mother.  I added texture with my palette knife.

This is my favorite painting ever!  I love the way the baby and his/her face came together.  Babies are the toughest of all subjects.  To gain the youthful expression can be very challenging.

This one will be for sale and you can email me for details.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Baby Time on Exhibit - NOW SOLD

Very pleased to say that my painting, Baby Time, sold at the opening of the Carolinas Got Art Exhibit.