Yearly Archives: 2008
Olive Oil in GlassOil, 2 x 2 inches This jar of olive oil has become a favorite subject; I’ve painted it several times already this year, and will almost certainly do so again in the near future. Also, there’s a very quick post about the magnification I used to paint this and other paintings at […]
Red Tea KettleOil, 2 x 2.5 inches Lots of miniatures:I’m changing pace a little this week. Rather than painting just 2 of my regular-sized pieces, I’m working on a collection of real miniatures – business card sized and smaller. I haven’t decided yet what to do with the lot of them, but there might just […]
“Olive Oil and Red Apple”Oil on linen on masonite, 6 x 5 InchesSold I’ll take another opportunity to plug my new discussion blog: Watching Paint Dry, for a daily look inside my studio and posts about how my paintings are made. Sort of like going to an Open Studio, without actually having to go anywhere.
“Marmalade Jar in Sunlight”Oil on masonite, 10 x 4 InchesSold I really enjoy working on paintings that have somewhat unusual dimensions, like this one. It somehow makes me feel refreshed and challenged. One of my least favorite dimensions is also one of the more common ones – 5 x 7 – I think there about […]
“Knife, Wineglass, and Peeled Lemon”Oil on masonite, 6 x 5 InchesSold I probably should hesitate to think of certain paintings as turning points, where everything before was bad, and everything after was good. Most artists probably turn out a few dogs in the middle of a good run, and likewise an occassional great painting in […]
“White Carnations Study”Oil on linen on masonite, 4 x 4 Inches The previous owner of our house was a real gardening fanatic; she must’ve spent half her waking hours planting and weeding. Let’s just say that the flower beds don’t get quite so much attention these days. I generally prefer the survival-of-the-fittest approach to lawn […]
“Silver Knife, Waterglass, and Green Bottle”Oil on linen on masonite, 6 x 8 InchesSold I’m definitely pleased with the outcome of this painting. There’s something inherently satisfying about a composition where one item is delicately balanced on another (and I know I really like this device – a lot of my previous paintings used it, […]
“Peeled Orange and Knife on a Blue Plate”Oil on masonite, 4 x 8 InchesSold With this painting I’m getting back to a more obviously Dutch-inspired effort. For me there’s something absolutely magical about what the Dutch still life masters could do with a few simple items from their kitchen and a little dramatic lighting.
“Wineglass with Riverstones”Oil on masonite, 5 x 5 Inches Arranging the items for a still life is by no means a tidy affair. The table in my studio where I do this invariably gets strewn with dozens of objects while I search for just the right items, combinations, positions, lighting, etc. Sometimes, though, the chance […]
“Salt Shaker in Sunlight”Oil on masonite, 7.5 x 4 inchesSold There does seem to be a problem displaying some of the images here. I’m working on it, but at least you should be able to see the latest painting. NOTE: International shipping is available; with eBay and PayPal, fast and secure payments may be made […]
“Lemon and Knife”Oil on masonite, 4 x 10 InchesSold Every month or so, I visit my local home furnishing store, and spend an hour or so looking for objects to paint. As often as not, I leave empty handed, but last month, I got lucky. I’m (obviously) a big fan of classical Dutch still life, […]
Last year’s Open Studios For the past 4 years, I’ve had this really great studio space in one of the prime Boston art buildings. It’s been good to be there, and the building always drew big crowds for the events. I usually had a couple hundred visitors for each of the monthly “first friday” shows, […]
Well, as you can see, I’ve given the blog a long-overdue facelift. In addition to converting to Blogger’s layout capability, organizing my link lists, and generally tidying up, I’ve also added labels for easy viewing of different subjects. Well… I’ve added them for the last year, anyway. Glad that’s out of the way.