Friday, November 23, 2018

Round About
























Round About
36"x36"
Oil/cold wax

 I am continuing the series of random shapes in bright hues and rounded forms. I score some of the initial shapes in pencil and follow the direction the painting takes me. I try not to see the possible end, but to paint and add shapes as the painting develops. The round abouts are in reference to the many driving through Carmel and Hamilton County.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Ticky Tacky






































Ticky Tacky
36"x24"
Oil/Cold Wax

This painting uses a slightly different color system with the board painted violet.

Block Party
























Block Party
30"x30"
Oil/Cold Wax

The painting is more about color, warm and cool. It looks like a
board game without the directions

Block Buster II
























Block Buster II
36"x36"
Oil/Cold Wax

Another variation on the series. The paintings allows me to create
and experiment.  Block Buster is one of two selected for the Richmond
Juried Exhibition.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Anderson Museum Award























Mystic Morning
Oil/Wax on Cradle Panel
30"x30"

I was very pleased to receive First Place at members exhibit.
The exhibit is at the Anderson Museum and will be open through October 20, 2018.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Block Buster
























Block Buster is the second painting in this series. The chroma
and values are a step or two in comparison with Mystic Morning
I made it more graphic with the tease of letters and numbers.

Block Buster
Oil/Cold Wax
30"x30" on Ampersan Panel

Friday, July 27, 2018

Mystic Morning



This work is a little different than most paintings I have done. The painting is 36"x36" with a cradle board. I worked 3 straight days. I drew the shapes and made some changes during the painting.

Mystic Morning
36"x36"
Oil/Cold Wax

Number 9



I am always working on smaller works in-between  the larger paintings. This gives me an opportunity to experiment. Number 9 has an underpainting of many colors. The last step was to use a palette knife to spread the paint mix of oil paint and cold wax

Number 9
16"x12"
Oil/Cold Wax

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Art Dish at Harrison Gallery

I was the artist for June, First Friday, at the Harrison Center Gallery.A new monthly dinner series, Art Dish , gave me the opportunity to visit and answer questions about the paintings. I wore a borrowed tuxedo and My red shoes. Spiffy of courses.

Thursday, October 26, 2017



















Montana Aspen
30"x40"

Montana aspen. This is a commission painting. I was in Montana a few years ago and the aspens were beautiful. I added a little more color and the work was painted with square brush

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Arizona Wednesday

























Arizona Wednesday
36"x24"
Cold Wax/Oil Paint

The surface texture looks good with four layers of wax and paint applied.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

It's My Party




















Just completed. Painting reminded me of an old song. 1963, junior in college. And...where were you?
It's My Party
Cold Wax/Oil
30"24"

Pink Carnation

























Pink Carnation
Cold Wax/Oil
30"x24"

Continuing the Cold Wax series and providing a name, the song that moved to the top was 'A Whte Sportcoat, and a Pink Carnation." Now, I will be humming that song all day.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunning on a Sunday

























Sunning on a Sunday
24"x24"
Oil/Cold Wax
Craddle Board

Back in the studio with major changes. Started this on Friday and returning Sunday, the painting took on a completely different look. I like the texture with 3 layers of paint. Creativity is not about plowing ahead to the finish, but listening to what the painting has to say.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum






















Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
24"x24"
Oil/Cold Wax

This was a work using complement colors. Josef Albers was the master artist and teacher at Bauhaus in Germany and later at Black Mountain College and Yale.  

Round About

























SOLD
Round About
30"x18"
Oil/Cold Wax

This work was motivated by the number of Round Abouts in Hamilton Count and Carmel. They are fun to drive with sports cars and it seems very whimsical with cars turning in front of you. The painting has several layers using a mix of oil paint and cold wax.

Bippity Bang

























SOLD
Bippity Bang
36"x24"
Oil/Cold Wax

Pushing the design a bit, I introduced some small graphic elements to create a whimsical feel to the work.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Back to You Mark Rothko

























Back to you Mark Rothko
Oil/cold Wax
30"x24"

Anytime a design appears in a work of art we are influenced by everything done before us. In this case I thought of Mark Rothko and his series of canvases. He died in 1970 at the age of 66. Kind of wonder what he would have done in the 70s. So...my imagining working with Rothko as a mentor and me as his grad student taking the painting in for a critique. Never too old to learn, Back to You Mark Rothko.

Sun and Done

























Sun and Done
Oil/Cold Wax
36"x24"

After the gesso was applied I put in the grid again and started with paint and cold wax mixture. Several colors were applied to get the "feel" of the effect I was going for. There are random scratched marks applied while the paint was still wet.

























Practise Makes Perfect
Oil/Cold Wax
24"x24"

This work was a follow up to "Love is All You Need." The cradled panel has a red and orange acrylic applied over the gesso. The green was mixed and while still wet the calligraphic marks were applied.

Love is All You Need

























SOLD
Love is All You Need
Oil/Cold Wax
30"x24"

I had a little fun with this painting, first painting the cradle board with gesso following with various acrylic colors . I then mixed enough paint to scrape the grid and follow with the calligraphic marks. I liked the contrast between the structure of the grid with contrasting flowing marks.

Munsell Plot Plan

























Munsell Plot Plan
Oil/Cold Wax
16"x12"

For this painting I used a cradle panel and applied the paint with brush. After the gesso application, I used several acrylic colors. After painting each color an shape I scraped through the paint with a roller ball pen. The tribute to Munsell was his experiment and classifying each color with a name for hue and value as well as chroma or brightness of color

In or Out

























In or Out
Oil/Cold Wax
8"x8"

I have started experimenting with cold wax with oil paint. There are endless possibilities and I am starting with the smaller cradle panels. In or Out was completed flat and applying the paint with a palette knife.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Best of Show Award




















My painting "October Blaze" was selected as Best of Show at the Indiana Artists Exhibition held at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


















SOLD
Pixel Trees V

Pushing the color again in pixel shapes on meds.
























Jerry Points One Man Show - 2017

This is the poster for the JCC Gallery Showing. The exhibit will feature about 15 of my paintings























Best of Show

Very honored to receive the Best of Show Award from the Indiana Artists Exhibition. The exhibit is held at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and they featured my art on their web page.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

October Blaze

















SOLD

October Blaze
24x36
Oil on Linen

This painting was inspired by the hues of  Fall and the freedom
of introducing thalo to the pallet. All of the paint was applied with
square brushes.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Three Pixel Trees


Three Pixel Trees

This was one of the paintings for the diptych commission.

Six Pixel Trees


SOLD
COMMISION
Six Pixel Trees
36"x72"
Oil on Linen

This was a major commission and was based on an earlier painting called Pixel Pines.
It took a steady hand, but I enjoyed the outcome. It is a diptych with each canvas being 36"x36"

The Hills Are Alive


SOLD
COMMISSION
This is the painting commissioned for an area business. The motivation for the work was to paint in the style and feel of another painting I did five years ago. I enjoyed the challenge and as seen side by side, new hues have been introduced into the current work.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Quiet Fields















This is the painting I have been working on for the past two weeks Being on a wood panel, I was really able to build up the initial surfaces leaving a fingerprint of raised paint. The next step was to scumble and add several layers of color leaving some color of each previous layer. The last step was a light blue glaze to pull it all together and create atmospheric perspective.

Quiet Fields
Oil on Wood Panel
24"x40"

Sunday, July 3, 2016

























This is one of the two paintings accepted in the 92nd Hoosier Salon Exhibition. I designed the ad to appear in the 2016 Catalog.












I just designed two cards for self promotion. The card is 4.75" square allowing more visuals than a normal business card.

Friday, May 6, 2016

















The painting displayed here shows how versatile  a whimsical work would be in children's spaces.

Suburbia Encroachment
















Suburbia Encroachment
24"x36"
Oil Painting

This is the third in a series of paintings that are fun to view and works that would fit perfectly in a children's room or in a children's hospital.