Thursday, October 18, 2012


F I R E   |   24 x 36   |   oil on hardboard panel

It's been (once again) a very long time since my last post. I picked up a few commissions after my show at Tree's Place, and I've been working on those. FIRE is the first. I don't usually, in fact I've never, worked entirely from a collectors materials or ideas, but the client for this piece is really nice and has purchased a number of my paintings in the past, so I made an exception in this case. I didn't realize at the time I started this piece, that it would take so long to complete. Once I got going, I found it to be deceptively complex.

Now I'm on to the next commission, a large bunch of Black Grapes. I know this will be familiar, in fact the next few blog posts will all seem a bit nostalgic with grapes, ketchup bottles, silverware and possibly Coke bottles. I have to say I'm excited because these are some of my favorite subjects to paint. I hope it won't seem too redundant for you all. 

When these are completed I'm planning on delving into my photos from the Air Races in Reno for a large aircraft painting. I try and allow myself one of these per year, and hopefully I'll be able to squeeze this one in before 2012 expires. It's been quite a while since I've done a really large painting, and I'm looking forward to it.


Anonymous said...

this is wonderful as a work of art and with such humour!

Dabblerteer said...

The whimsy you seamlessly incorporated with your uniquely exacting technique is "Smokin' Hot"!

Pierre Raby said...

Masterful! Composition and lighting are just perfect. Can't wait for the
upcoming aircraft painting, you are brilliant with those.

rahul said...

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