Showing posts from September, 2012

Texas Bound

Autumn Ramble, oil/linen, 36x60
I will be part of a show along with Marc Hanson and Dan Beck at RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX for the month of October. The opening reception is October 5th from 6-9 and I will be there. If you're in the area, would love to see you. This show is featured in the current issue of Southwest Art Magazine.

World Art Museum, Beijing

At First Light, Late January, oil/linen,24x36

January Awakening, oil/linen, 34x48

Winter Storm Clearing, oil/linen, 30x40
ACOPAL: Grand Prize Winner

I'm very proud to have 3 paintings in an exhibition of Contemporary American Realism in China, opening today at the World Art Museum in Beijing. If you find yourself in Beijing with nothing better to do, check it out. The paintings will travel to 6 Chinese cities over the next 2 years.

Summer Shade

Summer Shade, oil/panel, 18x24
This is a painting of an area that I've become quite fond of. What I was attracted to here, as I often am, is the visual tangle, the dancing play of light and the reflection on the water. What also caught my eye was the sunlit portion of the bridge which lends itself to a high value with great opportunity for mingling color and temperature to create the brilliant sensation of light striking the bridge.
A couple of years ago I wiped out a failed painting and it left a magenta mess on the gessoed surface. I wanted to try something a little different for me. I chose to paint a predominantly dark and green painting over this magenta field knowing that it would create, instantly, an exciting visual. In this detail, look past all the brush work, you can see the magenta stain that I started with.
What makes this detail interesting, other than the fact that it looks like a very well painted pair of undies, is the interplay of warm and cool color notes that opti…

Back to School

Light is the ultimate designer, learn how to turn it on in your paintings
It is that time of year again. I will be teaching my 10 week class, "The Painting of Light", at the School of Visual Arts in New York City this fall. Class is every Tuesday from 12-3 and runs from September 18th thru November 27th. "The Painting of Light" is offered through the Continuing Education Department and is open to all ages and all skill levels. I hope you can join me. To learn more, click here.