Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Watch Darcy open their present.
Friday, January 10, 2020
A couple of boys fishing! This is Alex and Anthony Eder. They are Linda’s grandsons which makes them mine too! The boys love to fish! These paintings now hang on a wall in the Eder family home in Greenwood, Indiana.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
|"Ella on the Dock"|
The second painting below is a 5x7 oil of a Bluebird. Mom really loved this so it sits in her living room keeping and eye on her! I hope to get back to my studio this fall and really get it to it a bit!
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
|"Simplicity" 16x20 oil on linen panel|
Moved a bit outside my comfort zone with this one! I merged a bit of Modernism into Impressionism. Not sure if your supposed to do that but I did it anyway. What started as a total impressionistic painting ended up combining the two schools.
By placing the figure of the woman so boldly into an otherwise tranquil space added a whole new dimension to the piece. Truly it was an accident. At first I toned her down (following the rules) so that the sun and its reflection would be the focus. Having the sun and reflections more profound was my original intention. I started thinking, what if I tone the sun and the reflections way down and I bring up the silhouette? Heck the paint was still wet so why not? My attention then went immediately to the woman! Not what I had originally intended but I kinda liked it!
Something still wasn't right. The darker values were distracting as a result of paint strokes etc. So I blended the dark area and the sky with a big fan brush thus removing any lines or evidence of paint strokes. What had been a battle for attention between the woman and the sun, water reflections etc. ended! There she was, commanding attention. For me it immediately evoked thought. Who was she? Why was she there? She looks almost unworldly. Even though she was so bold, the overall feel had a quiet, peaceful quality.
I realize this breaks the rules of true impressionism but what the heck! It's my painting!!!
I found a cool app that lets you take your painting and place it on a wall. Kinda fun!!!
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Great night at the opening of the Palos Verdes Arts Center 2018 Winter Show! Two of my paintings were selected for the exhibition. "Vintage" and "Kinsale Harbor" will be displayed thru January 3, 2019. Juror Dan McCaw took the time to discuss each painting and why he selected them.
|Juror Dan McCaw ("Kinsale Harbor" in background)|
Monday, November 12, 2018
|"Holiday Tea" 9x12 oil on linen panel|
Friday, October 19, 2018
Hand signed giclee!
As seen on the Fall 2018 cover
of Airstream Life
Since being published as the cover of Airstream Life magazine, the response has been fantastic. I'm happy to say that, "Vintage" is now available as an unframed, hand signed 11x14 giclee. Shown is a sample of how it might look framed! The hand signed print is $75 + shipping and handling which is $10. Your total would be $85.
Here's the information on how to order, "Vintage."
or you can email me at:
Friday, September 21, 2018
For more than 35 years, we've passed this barn that sits at the corner of State Road 252 and Nineveh Road in southern Indiana while on our way to the family lake cottage at Sweetwater. It's a landmark. It sits overlooking the corn fields and the subtle beauty of Indiana farmland.
I took the photo that was used to create this painting at about 5:00 PM while heading to the lake. I liked the way the evening shadow hit the barn. Far off to the south (not portrayed in this painting) there were gathering storm clouds.
30 seconds of the sights and sounds of an Indiana summer evening. You'll see the barn that inspired the painting. Listen closely and you'll here the approaching storm, watch a down pour and then witness the night sounds as the storm passes and the moon appears from behind the clouds. Kinda magical.
Monday, June 25, 2018
|"Harbor at Kinsale" 16x20 oil on linen panel|
Here are some shots and short videos from that amazing trip!
Sailing the Celtic Sea
My 70th birthday! Wow!!!
One amazing evening at Tommy O'Sullivan's Pub in Dingle, Ireland.
This is Tommy and a guest musician on the squeeze box.
Have a 20 second listen!!!
View from our bread and breakfast in Dingle, Ireland
Painting at the harbor in Kinsale, Ireland 2016
|"Winter Creek" 8x10 study|
|"Winter Feed" 8x10 study|
Check out the two 15 second videos
|The AW Kum On INN in winter!|
|Warm and cozy|
|Following a fresh snow|
|VERY cold this morning!|
|Such early morning beauty outside our window.|
Ever wonder where Woody Woodpecker hangs out?
Monday, October 23, 2017
This is the first of many paintings of this and other Airstreams I hope to paint. It's so fun and challenging to paint the reflective surface. It will take a while to get the exact effect I'm looking for but this is #1.
This vintage trailer was found in Oklahoma back in September. As you will see, it was in pretty rough shape. We bought it in this condition as Kenny, assured us that when he was finished it would look quite different. Have to say he was right!
Here's a short video of some of our travels! https://youtu.be/t2j4rrUuRJw
UpdateI My painting of Vintage was selected for the 2018 fall issue of Airstream Life!
Thursday, August 31, 2017
|"Day Sail" 9x12 oil on linen panel|
Just spent another weekend at Lake Wawasee in northern Indiana. Over the years at our annual fraternity gathering, I've seen so many sail boats passing by like this one. "Day Sail" utilized only three colors, Payne's Gray, Cerulean blue and Titanium White. Just liked the simplicity of the whole thing.
"Day Sail" now resides at Lake Wawasse where it belongs.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
|"Reflections" 18x14 oil on linen panel|
Saturday, May 6, 2017
#125 "Pitcher and Red Apple" "Pitcher and Apples#126 " Pitcher and Apples" 14x11 oils on linen panels
|"Red Apple and Pitcher# 14x11 oil on linen panel|
The workshop was amazing as usual. It was fun seeing old friends and meeting new ones! Not only was the art amazing, but so was the music. This year at the wine bar we were treated to some great jazz musicians! Must say the wine and the food was also top notch!!! Such a great experience!!!
|"Pitcher and Apples" 11x14 oil on linen panel|
|Both paintings before some minor changes|
Jazz Night at the Wine Bar!