Thursday, August 27, 2009

A #1 Assistant!

This is my excellent assistant Julie.
She makes it possible for me to do what
I do by backing me up in the many, many
things that are required to keep an art
studio going. This is my tribute to
her cheerful spirit and superb high-
quality help. I truly could not do what
I do without her.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Now completely ready to serve lunch

Here you have the final painting, signed but not sealed
(varnished) or delivered! But that is next for sure.
I wonder if you can see what I did on it to complete
it since the last post of the entire image!
It was such an enjoyable painting to do because I
felt that I got to be there again on that really perfect
summer's day with my son.

Not a figment of my imagination

I can hardly believe that this was an actual
scene with a beautiful young woman standing
like a model looking longingly in the window.
But it was. Managed to get a shot of her before
she moved on by and have wanted to paint this
ever since. This is a small piece, just 8 x 10.
I call it "Desire". I may do a larger piece
By the way, this shop is Yaneth Reyes at

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Finished with flowers!

I completed the painting of this restaurant, Isabella's.
The last touches I did on it you see here. I wanted
the spill of flowers off the cart to draw you in. I just
love this little cart and had so much enjoyment painting

I will post the completed image in the next day or so.
The shots I took today were out of focus, so I have to
fix that!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Up close

Here's a detail of the painting I just posted.
I had many thoughts about what to put on
this chalk sandwich "Buy me"
but thought that too silly. Also could have
said "Special of the day", could have put what
was actually on that board which was "Come
join us for lunch".
I even was toying (not seriously) with the idea
of that blackboard paint you can buy for a wall.
Thought of painting that stuff on the sandwich
board and then the owner of this painting (yet
to appear) can change what it says....
See what comes about in the creative mind?

Friday, August 7, 2009

The latest underway!

Even though I have barely posted anything for some
weeks now, I HAVE been painting. Since the MAJOR
house content sort out that took 6 weeks out of this
summer, I have painted, but not at my usual rate.
This is a piece in progress which will be the centerpiece
for a solo show in September at Frederick Cellars, a
wonderful winery in Frederick, Maryland.
This is a scene in that wonderful town...moments
of pleasure on a weekend afternoon with your loved
This painting is 30 x 40 inches in size...painted on