Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pear-Palooza....oil paintings of fruit.

"Three Pears Hanging Out".....8x16......oil on canvas.....$140

"Pear Pair"...6x12 (ea.).....oil on canvas.....$80 (ea.)

I am getting ready for four, possibly five, outdoor art shows this fall, plus a gallery show in September.  One of the tried and true subject matters that always seems to be popular is the ever expressive pear.  So it is lucky that I don't get tired of painting them.  Or tomatoes either.  Tomatoes to come tomorrow.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Late Afternoon Streetcar Ride...Oil Painting New Orleans

Late Afternoon Streetcar Ride.....16x20.....oil on canvas.....$350

I like the way this turned out.  My goal was to make the streetcar the star and not noodle around with the background too much.  My favorite things about this painting are the colors and the fact that the headlight looks like it is actually lit.  

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I 've been painting...really.

Just Chillin'......30x40.......oil on canvas......Commission

This is for a couple that has acquired quite a collection of my work.  They are great friends and the nicest folks you would ever want to meet. (not to mention they have great taste in art.)  This painting was done specifically for them....they told me they wanted water, wine, maybe a boat....then the day before I finished the painting they added the request of a palm tree.  Personally, I think the palm tree really added A LOT to the mood of the painting.)  I am very happy with this one, and luckily they were, too.