“Pear and Wineglass No. 1”Oil on panel, 4 x 4 inchesSold That was something of an unintentional break – I’ve actually been really busy the last few weeks, with everything except blogging. Apologies for the silence, but I’ll have a steady stream of new paintings rolling out over the next few weeks. I’ve been thinking […]
Yearly Archives: 2009
“Bottle and Blue Plate No. 2”Oil on panel, 10 x 5 inches With this painting I’m coming back to a theme I’ve painted before, that of a bottle in front of a plate, both set up against gold cloth. There’s just something about these old bottles that I keep coming back to…
“Glass Creamer and Red Book”Oil on linen on panel, 5 x 6 inchesSold While there’s no doubt that these are difficult times we’re in, I think it’s good to remember that there are plenty of people in the world who are in much worse shape than we are. I was fortunate to have enough to […]
I’ve finally gotten with the times and set up a Twitter account. You can follow me here. This will basically just be to announce newly-finished paintings or other studio news; I promise not to bother you with updates about what I’m having for lunch or what I’m watching on TV! Next up… Facebook (I know, […]
“Fragment: Olive Oil Under Arch”Oil on panel, 3.5 x 2.5 inchesSold This is the second of the two arch paintings I’ve done this week. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, this is a little project I’ve been thinking about for a while, and it feels good to finally do some actual paintings in it.
“Fragment: Sushi Under Arch”Oil on panel, 2.5 x 3.5 inchesSold Painting still lifes under arches and tucked away into alcoves has a long history, and it’s always appealed to me. Although I’ve wanted to try it for a while, today’s and tomorrow’s paintings are the first times I actually have. In this case, it’s a […]
“Peach and Blue Plate”Oil on panel, 3.5 x 5 inchesSold It was good to take most of last week off. I tried to do as little as possible in the studio (without totally succeeding), but now I’m fully back to work. It’s probably been more than 2 years since I’ve painted a peach. They have […]
“Time has stopped – the billow of the curtain and breaking surf make that clear – and we experience This One Moment in its complete depth and richness.” Karen Hollingsworth“Annie’s Place”Oil on Canvas, 36 x 60 inches It’s time for the next installment of my guest artist series, and I’m thrilled that Karen Hollingsworth has […]
Silver, Glass, and OrangesOil on linen, 10 x 10 inchesSold Finished. I try to be reasonably self-critical, and I certainly don’t think every painting I do is good, but I have to say I’m very pleased with the way this one turned out. There are some passages – in particular in the glass – that […]
Herati CarpetHerat, Eastern Persia (modern Afghanistan), late 16th centuryCotton foundation, wool pile, 213 x 148 inchesMuseum of Applied Arts, ViennaMaybe not what you were expecting to see here? If I had unlimited resources, I’d naturally buy paintings, but I’d probably spend more money collecting fine rugs. I’ve been interested in them for many, many years. […]
It’s been a while since I’ve done an odds & ends post, so I thought I’d indulge today. The picture above is one of my current works in progress. I’ve painted plenty of oranges before, but this time I’m spending a lot of effort in getting the translucence just right. Interesting challenge. I’ve started listening […]
“Glass Creamer and Lemon”Oil on linen on panel, 6 x 5 inchesSold I don’t paint much on linen these days, particularly for these smaller pieces. I feel like I should paint on linen, chiefly because I have so much of it. Back when I did larger pieces, I bought 2 big rolls of oil primed […]
In Progress: Glass, Silver, Oranges This can be the best part of doing a painting. Lots of hard work has already preceeded this phase, but now, the finished image starts to emerge from the noise. One a good day, when it’s all going well, it can really feel like magic.