I have an ugly little confession to make. For the last 18 months, I’ve been displaying paintings in my studio under flourescent lights. Mind you, I’m always very careful to paint under natural light, halogen, or incandescent, in that order of preference. However, when I got my Boston studio, it came with 3 rows of […]
Yearly Archives: 2006
It’s Synchronicity. Two of the art blogs I read with some regularity, Lines and Colors and William Wray, have both posted about Russian art over the last few days. Since I’m a budding fan, I thought I’d chip in my own $0.02. My first serious exposure was a book I found more or less randomly […]
Newly Completed Work: Glass, Brush, PlateOil on Linen11″ x 14″December, 2005 “Glass, Brush, Plate” is a composition consisting of a pilsner glass, a large artist’s brush, and a blue Mexican plate. This is a showcase of my love of painting glass and the effects of light, distortion, and refraction on glass, and is a companion […]
Newly Completed Work: Tree Study #3Oil on Linen on Panel6″ x 4.5″January, 2006 “Tree Study #3” depicts a large oak growing in my neighbor’s back yard, immediately after a snow storm. It was painted from a second-story window, looking down, which gives the piece unusual perspective.
Cloud Study, PopocatepetlOil on panel4.5″ x 8″January, 2006 “Cloud Study, Popocatepetl” is a study of the effects of daybreak light on the clouds over the great Mexican volcano Popocatepetl. From where I was staying in Cuernavaca, the mountain was nearly 40 miles away, yet it still dominated the horizon. Because of its great distance, it […]
William Wray is a California painter whose pleine air landcapes with an often industrial theme appeal to me. He just did an interesting post where he placed his own rendering of a scene in LA next to a painting of the same scene done simultaneously by another member of his painting group. They’re both good […]
Whenever I’ve played the game of trying to pick the ten people living or dead you’d like to have over for dinner (if our dining room held that many people), Ben Franklin has been pretty much near the top of that list. The range and depth of his activities is continually surpising and amazing to […]
I’ve finally had some time to implement some of the upgrades I’ve been thinking about for my website. Although I did add a new paintings section which has a running list of the previous 60 day’s work, most of the changes were behind the scenes. Basically, they make adding new pieces to the site a […]
Totally off-topic, but what the hell… I’ve always been interested in Mexican history, and every time I go there I come back wanted to learn more. My latest order from Amazon arrived today, with two related books. The first is The Conquest Of New Spain by Bernal Diaz. It’s a first-hand account of the conquest […]
I’ve put together another blog that has pictures and brief comments about my recent painting trip/vacation to Mexico: http://centralmexico2005.blogspot.com/ Because of it’s size (250 some odd pictures), I’ve broken it into multiple posts. Navigage using the previous posts listing in the right-hand column. Enjoy!
I recently spent three weeks painting in Central Mexico, and will be posting some of the resulting works over the next several months. Newly Completed Work: Church in GuanajuatoOil on linen on panel7″ x 4.5″December, 2005Now available. Click here to bid.