Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Apéritif No. 2

Apéritif No. 2   |   12 x 12   |   Oil on panel

I'm beginning to produce work for our 2016 summer show at Tree's Place Gallery. I had done another version of this composition with green grapes and am thinking of doing a third using cherries. There's a 12 x 12 Ketchup on the easel now.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Mixmaster: Complete

Mixmaster   |   30 x 30   |   oil on canvas

The Mixmaster for Reh's Gallery in NYC is finally complete. Something small I think for my next painting.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Mixmaster: In Progress - Completed Underpainting

Mixmaster   |   30 x 30   |   oil on canvas

The completed underpainting.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mixmaster: In Progress - Post No. 2

Mixmaster   |   30 x 30   |   In Progress

I took a little time off from painting during the holidays, but now I'm back at work. I've got the underpainting of the mixer, stand and blades done. Now it's time to begin work on the glass bowl. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Happy Holidays 2015

Doug, me and a guy with a really small mouth

2015 is almost gone, so it's time to say, "Happy Holidays" to you all, and to say thank you for visiting my blog throughout the year. Your comments mean a lot to me and I appreciate each one. Now it's on to 2016, some new paintings and maybe some sales as well. Hope you all have a great holiday season, and I'll see you again next year.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Mixmaster: In Progress - Day 5

Mixmaster   |   30 x 30   |   Oil on canvas

I've been working on the Mixmaster for about five days . . .  and miles to go before I sleep.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Dr. Pepper: Complete

Dr. Pepper   |   24 x 24   |   Oil on panel

Well, after numerous family health issues (including one of my own) and the holidays I finally managed to complete the Dr. Pepper commission. Now it's time to get busy on a new piece for Reh's Galleries in NYC. It will be another large Sunbeam mixer. All shiny metal and glass. I'm thinking 30 x 30, so in progress images will follow.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Dr. Pepper: In Progress - Day 9 Under-Painting Complete

Dr. Pepper   |   24 x 24   |   Oil on panel

Day nine and the under-painting is done.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Dr. Pepper: In Progress - Day 4

Dr. Pepper   |   24 x 24   |   Oil on panel

A couple of more days and I've got all the type laid in, the first layer of the background and I'm just starting on the glass. 

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Dr. Pepper: In Progress - Day 2

Dr. Pepper   |   24 x 24   |   Oil on panel

Started work on the Dr. Pepper a couple of days ago. So far it's been all about the type. Today I hope to finish the labeling on the bottle, and the chevron and stripes on the carrier. After that it's on to the glass and the table top. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Honda Metropolitan: Complete

Honda Metropolitan   |   12 x 16   |   Oil on panel

It's been ten days since I finished the underpainting, but with some time off to spend with my brother here from New York, I'm calling it done. When it's dry and varnished it'll be heading out to San Francisco to C. K. Contemporary Gallery with two more 12 x 16's. 

Now it's back to work for Rehs Galleries in NYC. I've got a "soda" commission lined up first. A collector agreed to purchase both the Coke and Pepsi paintings at Rehs if I agreed to paint a Dr. Pepper to go with them. Didn't have to twist my arm to agree to that. When it's done I'm on to something else. What, I'm not sure. I'll be doing more photography in the coming days and I'm hoping to mine a composition from that. I'll post "in progress" shots of the Dr. Pepper commission, the first of which should appear in the next few days.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Study for Honda Metropolitan: In Progress - Completed Underpainting

Study for Honda Metropolitan  |  12 x 16  |  Oil on panel

Day ten and the underpainting is done. Now it's back to the top to begin the second pass. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Study for Honda Metropolitan: In Progress - Day 6

Study for Honda Metropolitan  |  12 x 16  |  Oil on panel

Here's the Honda study with a few more days in. I took Sunday off to attend the Barber Vintage Festival in Birmingham Alabama. Three days of vintage motorcycles and racing. I took about 500 photos for potential painting reference, and had an all around great time. I'll post about that event in a day or two after I've had a chance to go through all those images.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Study for Honda Metropolitan: In Progress - Day 3

Study for Honda Metropolitan  |  12 x 16  |  oil on panel

Road Atlanta holds an event each year called, "the Mitty". It's a racing weekend exclusive to vintage racing cars. I attended this years race and took about 500 photos as reference material for future paintings. I was scrolling though those images the other day looking for something small to paint when I came across this photo of a little Honda scooter one of the driving teams had used to get around the grounds. This was what I was searching for. I'm calling it a "study" because I may want to do it again later in a larger format. On to day 4.