Monday, November 28, 2011

Bogota, Columbia

Bogota, Columbia
Bogota, Columbia

 Bogota, Columbia was painted for a good friend of mine.  I started by painting a sketch on canvas paper.  I rarely sketch with even a pencil or pen before I paint, which makes this painted sketch even more rare.  I love how well it turned out and I plan on having it matted and framed.  I wish that I had a better photo of the finished painting other than this photo with it on an easel in my garage.

"Frank" Frankfort, Germany

" Frank" was my first city specific cityscape.  Even though I have never been to Germany, I found a great photo that I used for inspiration.  If it wasn't the first, it was one of the first that I started to play with the reflection of lights in the water. 

My Earlier Cityscapes

Architecture and Interior Design have always been great passions of mine so it is very fitting that I paint cityscapes.  My first few cityscapes were non-specific cities...I just used my imagination.  Since then I have painted cities including Frankfort, Bogota, Cleveland and Chicago.  I do not use any straight edge or tape when I paint.  I like the character of a free hand drawn line.  When I is the canvas, brush and paint.  My paintings are all original one of a kind pieces of art.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mini Canvas on Easel

These Mini Canvas on Easels are not only fun to paint but also make great gifts.  I started by painting abstract geometric mini's.  I enjoyed experimenting with different color palettes and shapes.  Later this year, I started to paint other subject matter including non-specific cityscapes, trees/landscapes, Cleveland and Chicago.  Looking to expand on the cities that I paint.

They are available for purchase at the following locations:
  • Local Color Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • The Sacred Squirrel in Kent, Ohio
  • Pepper's in Morrisville, North Carolina