Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Silence Over the Marshes



















30"x40"
Oil on Linen

The nice thing about painting in the studio is the complete escape and the quiet times, listening to music and stepping into memories through the painting.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cloud Gate Sculpture




















Oil on Canvas Board
12"x16"

One of my favorite public works is the Cloud Gate Sculpture (also called the Bean) in Chicago. Did a painting a couple of years ago and painted this  new one from my photo reference.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sunset After the Storm

























Oil on Canvas Panel
12"x16"

After working with the larger abstracts and square brushes, I wanted to return to the filbert brush and push paint around. The painting came together quickly as I wanted a plain air feel to the brush strokes. Finished with little fuss in two hours

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fall Mosaic




















Oil on Linen
30"x24"

After going through some old inventory I found this work. It was one of the first attempts at starting to abstract the landscape image and using the square brush. It looked very unfinished in comparison to my works three years later, so I went back into it to beef up many of the color passages and introduce a different pattern in the foreground.
This is the end result.