Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Golden Icon - Marilyn Monroe

7x5 oil on panel
$100 + $11 s/h
- sold

I think I will just use this text from the MOMA on this painting:
Redolent of 1950s glamour, the face in Gold Marilyn Monroe is much like the star herself—high gloss, yet transient; bold, yet vulnerable; compelling, yet elusive. Surrounded by a void, it is like the fadeout at the end of a movie.
NOTE: I looked at this painting again this morning (Nov. 1) and did not like it... the floor was wrong among other things. So I reworked it a bit and I am much more pleased with it. That is one problem with painting and posting. No time to live with the work and be certain I nailed it.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Considering Cubism

7x5 oil on panel
$100 + $11 s/h - sold

A young lady viewing "Bathers in a Forest" by Picasso in the MOMA.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Christina's Crowd

6x8 oil on panel
$150 + $11 s/h - sold

I've always been drawn to this painting by Wyeth. The young woman appears to be in distress to me. Such a mood he created. But here I've painted her some friends who are as eager to understand her as I am. It was particularly serendipitous that Christina's windblown hair and belt matched the style of the young lady viewing her in the MOMA in NY.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Red Barn

6x6 oil on panel
$110 + $11 s/h

Trekking across Indiana last week I had plenty of time in the car to sketch the passing scenery. This is one of many barns and cornfields I saw along the way. Most of the corn was still not harvested, but dried, and the trees were just beginning to show signs of turning.
This is a bit of a switch for me. I can't think of the last time I painted a landscape, but my desire was to mark the trip, practice painting my impressions from pencil sketches and memory and to announce a new gallery representing me - Castle Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Its a really wonderful space, so if you are in the area, you should make a point to go see them.

Besides getting back home and back into somewhat of the normal routine, all my time has been spent framing and shipping works to Georgia, for my OTHER new gallery. Hopefully they will have a website up soon, but I will certainly share opening info here.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Morning Music

7x5 oil on panel
$100 + $11 s/h
The morning that I painted in Central Park, a guitarist and violinist were playing under the arches near Bethesda Fountain. The music was so lovely.
Thanks to a friend in the city, I have some more info on that special place in the park:

"At the southern approach to the Terrace Bridge from the Mall a visitor will see the seven arches of the Arcade, a columned passageway with walls on either side forming a blind arcade adorned with trompe l'oeil paintings. The large ceiling, which is part of the original design of Central Park, was first installed in 1867 and originally contained 16,000 brilliant encaustic tiles, weighing about 50 tons and handcrafted in Stoke-on-Trent, England."

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Table Setting

7x5 oil on panel
$100 + $11 s/h - sold

This was in the elegant "Del Posto" restaurant in NYC. We had a magnificent dinner there and I felt like royalty with all the attention and little extra samples they brought from the kitchen. Very nice meal. Very nice atmosphere. I liked the serene and somewhat severe drama of this painting.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Beach Baby

6x6 oil on panel
$100 + $11 s/h - sold

This little baby was so fun to paint in a larger work that I decided to do him again small.

This week is turning out to be very hectic. Artwise, I need to paint larger works for galleries, and frame and ship. And then I am traveling in Oct. So my small works will be a little more sporadic. But I will post my larger works and give you all a preview of what will be in my new galleries. (Yes, there probably is another new one for me! shh - don't tell yet, I don't want to jinx it!)

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