Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Blue Spiral

Blue Spiral  |  18 x 24  |  Oil on panel

In my eBay days when I was just getting started with my art career I painted a handful of "urban landscape" paintings. Mostly just closely cropped front doors and stairways. In time I moved to still life and have stayed there, until now. Karen and I had recently been in Asheville visiting her sister Robin and her husband, my ex business partner, high school buddy and best friend Michel. When we're there we always spend a good bit of time visiting the local art galleries. As we were entering one of our favorite galleries, Blue Spiral, I was struck by the beauty of the beefy bronze handle on the front door and the reflection of the street in the windows. I took out my phone and took a few shots in case it had some potential as a painting. Back home I downloaded the images and thought to myself, "I've got to try this". Anyway, this is the result. I hope this is something because I'd really like to try it again. 

Monday, June 06, 2022

Austin Healey: Complete

Austin Healey  |  16 x 16  |  Oil on panel

I always want to keep going on a painting. Knowing when to stop is one of the hardest aspects of this endeavor, so I asked Karen if it was done and she said, "sign it!". 

My next  painting is going to be something completely different. I haven't fully committed to it but, I'm moving ahead like it will be. If I can do it, I think it could be cool. We'll see. 


Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Austin Healey: Work In Progress

Austin Healey: Work in Progress   |   16 x 16   |   Oil on panel


I'm getting close to finishing up the underpainting of this Austin Healey. A little more work on the bumper and I'm there. 

Saturday, February 26, 2022

P-40E Complete

P-40E   |   24 x 24   |   Oil on panel

The P-40 has finally made the finish line. This paint scheme was utilized by the 343 Fighter Group stationed in the Aleutian Islands in 1941 and commanded by Col. John Chennault, the son of Col. Claire Chennault who had commanded the Flying Tigers in China.  

Now comes the challenge of selecting my next subject. 

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

P-40 Work in progress

P-40 WIP  |   24 x 24   |   Oil on panel


I've been working on a second P-40 for a while now and the underpainting is done. Got a ways to go yet, but if feels like I'm headed in the right direction. 

Sunday, January 02, 2022

Happy New Year!


I didn't get much work done in 2021, but 2022 is a new year.