Friday, May 28, 2010

Glass Week: Crystal Ball

6 x 6 oil on hardboard
To finish off glass week, I've got a little crystal ball. I painted this sphere a number of times in the past, but it's been a long time, and I thought it would be a good closer for this theme. If you want to participate in the auction for this painting, you can bid by clicking here.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Glass Week: Wild Turkey

6 x 6 oil on hardboard
Thursday's selection, is a bottle of Wild Turkey. This particular bottle was given to me by a good friend years ago for my birthday, and I'm still feeding off of it. I love it, but a little goes a long way with me. I wanted to get the "glass" of this piece, as well as the artwork for the bird. If you'd like to bid, you can take part in the auction by clicking here.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Glass Week: Salt 'n Pepper

6 x 6 oil on hardboard
Wednesday's entry for glass week, is a pair of tiny salt and pepper shakers. Karen and I drove up to Asheville, NC a while back to attend the opening night reception of a show Karin Jurick was having at 16 Patton Gallery. We all spent the afternoon together wandering around town. During our travels, we stopped into a small cafe for a snack. These were sitting alone on a table in the sunlight, so I grabbed Karen's camera, and took a shot. If you'd like to participate in the auction for this painting you can bid by clicking here.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Glass Week: Coca Cola Carton

6 x 6 oil on hardboard
Tonight for glass week, it's a carton of empty Coke bottles. I haven't quite squeezed out all the potential of this subject, and have plans to work it into a few more paintings. This composition is basically the right half of the carton, the left side having already been immortalized in an earlier ebay painting. An even more complete version of this composition is currently being used for the "me" photo on my FaceBook home page. If you'd like to bid for this painting, you can participate in the auction by clicking here.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Glass Week: Olive Jar

6 x 6 oil on hardboard
I've got a sort of theme going with this weeks ebay paintings. Each of the five pieces to be listed are made of glass, and all but one contain an edible product. First up, a jar of olives. If you'd like to bid on this painting, you can access the auction by clicking here.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Broadway and Canal by Jeff Cohen

Broadway and Canal
I've got five new ebay paintings in the works, along with a 6 x 6 commission, so it will be a little while before I get some new images up. That being the case, I thought I'd use this time to brag a little about my friend Jeff Cohen, and publicize his latest painting entitled Broadway and Canal. I hesitate to write that it's the best thing he's ever done, because he's created so many paintings that I would consider masterpiece's. But, this one . . . is a friggin Masterpiece! The sick part is, he makes it look so easy. I've described his technique numerous times in the past in previous blog posts, so I won't go there again now, but Jeff just created a clever new website which illustrates his process beautifully. The URL is If you happen to be a member of FaceBook, you can follow the progress of this painting from start to finish, on his Fan Page. Jeff, you've outdone yourself.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Pool Bowl No. 18

18 x 18 oil on hardboard panel
Cathy with Dean Day Gallery in Houston has asked me for a pool ball painting, and I'm always happy to oblige. I did this one a bit larger than most, and it offered me an opportunity to get some good detail into the rim of the bowl. That particular part of the bowl, really provides that sense of "glass", which I love. I'll be sending Cathy an image of this painting as soon as I finish this post, and hope she likes it. Next up a new set of ebay paintings, then I dive into the big one.
When I mentioned that I would be building my own panel for that piece, I received a number of suggestions for various companies, that offer larger hardboard panels. I appreciate the information, and thank you to those who provided those suggestions. A few days ago I purchased some prepared panels manufactured by Ampersand, for my next group of ebay paintings as a test to see how they take paint. If I'm happy with them, Ampersand does build cradled panels at 36 x 36, the size I had intended to use. If they don't work out I'll either build my own panel, or give one of the other suggested companies a try.