Friday, February 26, 2010




new project. Philomena has several large (Ikea) photos on her office wall AND a remaining empty space. An artist wants to fill an empty space. So I got a 3 x 4 foot masonite piece (Lowe's) and tripled layered it with Gesso and sketched out (in reverse of the other pieces for variety and symmetry) a similar scene (see photo of one of the wall hangings). This will be acrylic but we need to establish a background degree of darkness/contrast and I have always wanted to really use some Van Dyke Brown water color - so I sketched in a bit with charcoal and provided a layer of Van Dyke watercolor brown to set the tone and get going on this. Wish me luck on this new project (pronounced like "target"). I know you don't see much yet but it is coming into view in my mind and will materialize further. Keep in mind what Mario Cooper used to say - what's the hurry - after all it's a work of art.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Acrylic Painting 2 feet x 4 feet - in process

Stage two - about 80% completed. This painting has found a new home (sold). It will be missed.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Original Acrylic Landscape 2 feet x 4 feet

In process - about 60% completed. It's a take off of a watercolor painting of Marion Wachtel (1876-1954).

Friday, February 12, 2010

Larger Sized Mts meet the sea 3 feet x 4 feet Inquire

The deep cerulean blue sky does not photograph well. Acrylic 3 feet x 4 feet on masonite. I have decided to add some clouds and a sailing craft for added perspective and play with the mts a bit more. I handcrafted the back bracing which makes it a little heavier but is sturdy for handling and hanging. It will be given a matte finish and signed.