Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Milkshake Mixer

Milkshake Mixer  |  16 x 20  |  Oil on canvas

I finished all the paintings going to Tree's Place Gallery for my two person show with artist M. Collier. The first batch made it there in one piece, and the last group of paintings should arrive there today. Hopefully, they'll make it there intact as well. Like I said before, I can't truly relax until all the boxes have been opened, and the paintings have made it there undamaged. 

Now it's time to get to work, and show a little love to my other galleries. I was really in the mood for something reflective, so I dug out my old Hamilton Beach milkshake mixer. I've done one large version of this in the past, and a couple of small versions as well. The previous large painting had the metal cup incorporated into the composition, but this time I wanted to show the mixing blades. Fun . . . this one was fun to paint. Next up, another Big Grapes painting. Only bigger this time. Karen said to go bigger, so I'm going large. I've got a 24 x 24 toned, and ready to go. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Karen's New Website

I've redesigned, and rebuilt Karen's website. It has also been redirected to a new hosting service in advance of the impending loss of MobileMe. If you've bookmarked her website, and the address begins with "web.mac", you'll need to re-bookmark her site using the URL:

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Post in Lines & Colors

Charley Parker, the author of the art blog Lines & Colors dropped me a line to let me know that he had created a new post about my current batch of paintings, most of which are soon to be shipped to Tree's Place Gallery for a two person show July 14th. I'll be paired up with M. Collier, a terrific artist from northern California, and I think it's going to be a really good show.

Lines and Colors is one, if not the, most comprehensive, and entertaining art blogs out there. It covers nearly all aspects of the art world from paleo art to contemporary drawings and paintings. Here's his own list of the areas he covers on his blog: "Lines and Colors is a blog about drawing, sketching, painting, comics, cartoons, webcomics, illustration, digital art, concept art, gallery art, artist tools and techniques, motion graphics, animation, sci-fi and fantasy illustration, paleo art, storyboards, matte painting, 3d graphics and anything else I find visually interesting. If it has lines and/or colors, it's fair game". 

This is my third post on his blog, and I'm always honored to be included on Charley's site. Thank you Charley, I really appreciate it! If you'd like to read the post click here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Hereford  |  24 x 30  |  Oil on canvas

This will be the final painting headed up to Tree's Place Gallery on Cape Cod for my two person show with M. Collier on July 14th. I decided to venture outside the still life realm here at the end, and throw in one of my cows for this last piece. Every once in a while you've just got to paint a cow. This was one of my favorite shots from August 2010, when Karen and I drove down to Statesboro Georgia to visit Sandbriar Farms. Kyle Knight, the owner, was kind enough to let us roam around his fields, and take all the pictures we wanted. It was a very hot, but fun day.

I have to say it always feels good to finish up a number of paintings for a show, but I can never truly relax until they've been varnished, packed, shipped, and have arrived at the gallery intact. I should send these out early next week - with the exception of Hereford, that'll need to dry a bit longer. Then it's just a matter of waiting for the email that states, "they're here, and undamaged".

Now I've got to get to work on paintings for my other, neglected galleries. They've all been very patient this year, something for which I'm very grateful.