Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Monochromatic Cityscape

"Golden City"

"Golden City"
While I was painting "Golden City" last summer, I decided to break a habit of mine by always using black paint to finish a painting.  I used three paint colors...white, gold and vandyke brown.  I was so happy with the result that I almost kept it for my own kitchen.  But while I was getting work together for a gallery in Tremont, I decided to add it to the collection.  It sold the first art walk it was on display...I guess someone else loves "Golden City" as much as I do.  

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


"Nut Hugger"

"Nut Hugger II"

Last fall, I met with Rose, the owner of The Sacred Squirrel, about displaying my work there.  While I was showing her my fish paintings, she suggested that I do the same but with squirrels.  I thought this was a great idea so I decided to painted the first two "Nut Hugger" and "Kent".  They are currently available at The Sacred Squirrel in Kent, Ohio.  I loved how the first two turned out and decided to paint "Nut Hugger II" in a neutral color palette.  It currently resides in my home because I'm not sure that I'm ready to part with it.


I was asked by a good friend of mine to paint fish about a year ago.  It was important to me that I created the painting in my own style so I decided to incorporate a grid which I had used in earlier paintings.  The idea is that the grid in the background abstractly represents water and plant life.  The grid continues into the fish and represents fish scales.

After the first commissioned piece, the commissions kept coming...2011 became the year of my fish phase.  Here are a few photos of some of the fish I have painted.  I plan to paint other animals in the same style in the future.