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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Impression Sunset I - Water Color on Arches Cold Pressed Paper

I have been so sick the last several days & I'm still feelling terrible, so this is going to be a very short post. This is my impression of a sunset that I saw and photographed  a few days ago that I that was really beautiful! Any I posting the photo for you to see as well. I'm going back to bed now, but I do hope you like this painting!

Best wishes to all of you!


Impression Sunset - 2010
6" x 8" Water Color on Arches 140 Lb. Cold Pressed Paper

Friday, March 12, 2010

Abstract Expressionism - Water Color & Gouache - Untitled III

WOW! Not to brag or anything :)  but I was really impressed by the way this one turned out!And I had a GREAT TIME  painting it! The thing I like MOST about Gouache is that you can actually paint thickly with it, compared to just water color. Not knocking any painting media! This painting is underlaid with a water color  wash as well as a few poured spots :)
What are your thoughts on it?

Hope You Like It ! :)

Best wishes!


Abstract - Untitled III
Water Color & Gouache 2010
6" x 8" on Arches Cold Pressed Paper
$24.95 Includes S/H

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

" Still Life With Blue Vase " Water Color and Graphite

  Good morning everyone! I hope your day is going well! I have little purple flowers that have sprung up out in the front yard YAY!! :) Spring is here :) I hope lol. But it was a little to cold for me to go out & paint them this morning & I'm still not felling the greatest :(  But I will survive I'm sure :) Anyway I wanted to do another flower painting & beings I didn't want to go outside & paint I stayed indoors & did this one instead. Who knows maybe it will warm up here later & then I can go out & paint them. But till then I guess these will just have to do! I hope you like this one!

Hope you have a Fantastic Day! :)

Best wishes!


Water Color & Graphite
on Arches 140 Lb. Cold Pressed Paper

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Winter Remnant 2010

  Sorry about yesterday, but I've been a bit under the weather :(  In fact I'm still not feeling well today & had to literally force myself to paint! Anyway I hope you are having a wonderful week :) This is a painting that I derived from a photo I took a couple of weeks back, when we still had a little snow left on the ground in places. And I couldn't resist taking this picture of this boy out playing in the remains of the snow :) What I assume to be what was left of a snowman! But what really got me was the size of the snow ball in comparison to the kid playing with it! It was darn near as big as he was! I  also really liked the yellow in his cap & the toy car in the background! Now of course this painting is for sale, But I think it only fair of me to offer this to his parents first! But you get first look at it :) It's raining here today & I'm still sick, but I should be able to hopefully meet with them tomorrow or the day after. And then if they decide they don't want it well... It'll go up for sale here! Ok, it quit raining & the sun came out & I'm feeling better :) So I decided to walk down & visit with the Parents of the son who is the subject of this painting. And to make a long story short, she wanted it, he didn't :(

Best Wishes!


Winter Remnant 2010
8" x 6"
Water Color, Graphite & Black Gouache
on Arches 140 Lb. Cold Pressed Paper

Quick Sketch for " Winter Remnant 2010 "

4" x 6" Graphite on 80Lb. Strathmore Paper

Sunday, March 7, 2010

What's It Worth ? I

  Thank you all SO MUCH for making this past week a GREAT ONE! To help show my appreciation  I am listing todays painting on eBay and leaving  the value of this painting up to you starting at .99 cents with NO RESERVE! And I am picking up the shipping & Insurance costs World Wide! And a great big thank you to all who left comments on yesterdays painting! What a huge relief & pleasure it has been reading all your comments  :) :)

  Now I actually got out doors to paint again finally! In fact it was so nice this morning I went & sat out on the corner in my P.J.'s  Literally to paint this one! Of course I took my cup of coffee with me! I live right on the corner of 13th. Street and that is where I painted the back side of this Neighborhood Watch Sign!

  Hope all of you are having a wonderful weekend!

And congratulations in advance to the lucky winner of this painting!
If you have any questions please contact me by E-mail or by phone.

Thanks for bidding!!


8" x 6" Water Color & Graphite 2010
Done on Arches 140Lb. Cold Pressed Water Color Paper
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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Abstract Expressionism - Water Color & Gouache - Untitled II

 I am almost PETRIFIED to POST THIS PAINTING! Actually there is no almost to it! I'm literally scared to death! I may even loose a few followers over this one :(  Truly Hope Not! YOU ALL mean the WORLD to me! No Guts No Glory Right? This one is totally & completely out of my natural realm! Todays painting differs quite a bit from the one that SOLD yesterday! :) So I thought I would try a similar approach with today's painting. First let me please start off by saying that  I had absolutely NO forethought or idea in mind when I started this painting as to what the finished painting would look like! That's kind of where the luck factor comes into play! This painting literally took on a shape & life all of its own! The background was put in with a VERY light under wash of Cadmium Yellow Medium, so the the paper is not  white, even though it kind of has that appearance! Now for the red shapes that you see are like yesterdays painting in that I used a pouring method, NO BRUSH WORK! They were created all in a SINGLE pouring! Tilting the paper back & forth & around & around as the paint was running across the paper to form the shapes you see! So with a Little Skill & a Whole lot of LUCK lol. This is what came out. Then I went in with black Gouache to give some definition to the original shapes the way that I SAW them, using a BROKEN end of one of my water color brushes, kind of like painting with a stick, kind of fun actually! Thanks a bunch to all of you for commenting on yesterdays post! Your comments are very encouraging as well as inspiring! I truly appreciate all of your comments! :) I hope you like todays as well. I'm sure it will provoke some kind of response.

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend! Tomorrows painting will be a lot different, not sure how yet but different hope you'll stop by! So till then.

Best wishes!


Picture shown is a 5" x 6" Water Color with black Gouache 
Done on Arches 140 lb. Cold Pressed Paper
Actual paper size is a 6" x 8"
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Friday, March 5, 2010

Abstract Expressionism - Water Color - Untitled I

  This is kind a first time experiment for me  with this style & technique in this particular media! I painted this picture using a pouring method & was happy with the colors & designs it created! So I'm posting it here for you to critique! Please don't  tell me DON'T quit my day job. Oh wait, this is my day job lol. :) Any I hope it creates some kind of emotional response, in which case it has succeeded in doing its job! What do  you think?
  Thanks to all of you who have been joining this blog & commenting on my work! I wish everyone well.
Hope you'll keep stopping by!


p.s. This painting has about a 1/2" white border around the picture allowing room for matting.

                  Abstract Expressionism - Water Color - Untitled I
Picture shown is a 7" x 5"  Done on Arches 140 Lb. Cold Pressed Paper

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Untitled I

If I titled this painting you'd know what it was! But I will be nice and give you a clue :) It is a real live object we all see every day! And it usually gets overlooked with out a second glance or thought! But as for myself, I happen to have a great fondness for  these particular objects a great deal! Any way please feel free to leave your comments on this painting along with your guesses as to what you think this is a painting of! I will reveal the answer in tomorrows post! So please stop back by to get the answer & of course see my next painting! Thanks again to all of you who have been joining  this blog & for all of your wonderful comments!

Best Wishes!


18" x 14" Oil on Stretched Canvas 2010
Collection the Artist

p.s. For all of you who guess correctly, you will receive an automatic name link in tomorrows post as well!!
All guesses get published here!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Still Life - Vase With Faux Flowers

Hi everyone! Let me first start off by saying that I'm a terrible photographer! My only aspiration in life is to hopefully become a decent painter! Anyway this photo does not do this painting any justice what so ever!
This one was I'd say about 90%  done with a palette knife! One of my life long favorite methods to use in creating a painting! You can create such amazing textures & color somethings!  LOL. Sorry I'm still waking up :)
 And if I may, a short story on the process of this picture, I started with the intention of doing the whole thing with brushes, but ended up creating quite a PRETTY LARGE area of MUD where the flowers were suppose to be! So I ended up scraping out everything but the vase itself! The original back ground was suppose to have a scrub out look to it & luckily I was able to keep that in the final picture! And like I said the photo of this one,  please excuse my language, SUCKS! I am going to try & get a better one later. Any way thank you very much for stopping by here today! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, either by email or by phone!

Thanks again.


I think this is a slightly better photo! There will be slight variations in the lighting & color on this painting than the way you you view it here. The lower right hand corner is not that bright it is a lighting reflection. But still a better pic!

12" x 9"  Oil on Canvas Panel  2010

Now in the Beverly Reyer Collection

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Monday, March 1, 2010

First Glimpse of Spring

   This is one of my studio paintings that I finally finished last night! Outside of the fact that I am past ready for spring to hurry up & get here! I got my inspiration for this painting believe it or not from looking down at the ground in my front yard :) This painting was done on a studio wrapped canvas, meaning no staples on the sides of the stretcher bars, and they are painted as well so this is actually ready to hang on your wall! No need to frame it! The Impasto on this piece is really quite remarkable! There is a TON of paint on this picture! Trying to remain humble, I really do like this painting! Hopefully you will like it as well! I have found it very comforting & relaxing to look at, what are your feelings towards this one?
   It will be a few days before it is dry, but don't let that stop you from going ahead and reserving it for your own collection!

  Thanks so much to all of you who have been joining my blog lately! And thanks for all of the wonderful & encouraging comments! They really mean a great deal to me! Keeping me inspired as well!

  Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a great one!

Best wishes.


     14" x 11"
Oil on Studio Wrapped Canvas  2010