Monday, April 29, 2013

New Orleans Trolley

Oil on canvas, 18" x 18"
We were in New Orleans the week before last, just for fun. The arc of the trip covered the Boston Marathon bombing, from seeing the bombing on a TV in a bar in the French Quarter on Monday afternoon to seeing the suspect apprehended on a TV in the airport on the way home on Friday.

Anyhow, I loved the red trolleys and the palm trees and couldn't wait to do a painting of them. This will be in my show in Philly, just a month away.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The tavern at Olneyville

Oil on canvas, 24" x 30"
Almost done with this- I think the beer signs need a little more work.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Heading west- sold

Oil on panel, approx. 7" x 7"
This is a quick sketch I did for a larger painting that's just about finished.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Anders Zorn exhibit

I visited the Zorn exhibit at the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum recently, it was great to finally see a number of his paintings (24) in the flesh. They were all masterful, but I was really amazed by this one of the skater. What an idea for a painting! It's quite large, mostly black, gray and white. The one really warm spot is her face.

You can't take photos in the museum, otherwise I would have a better detail here. Her eye socket is just a smear of dark paint, no detail at all. I stood there staring at it for a while. So simple but so perfect! And I love the skate marks on the ice.

Here's one of my latest efforts at portrait painting. 12" x 9", oil on canvas board. Not bad, but you won't be confusing me with Zorn, at least not in the near future.