Sunday, August 11, 2013

When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall



When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall
Oil on Canvas
30" x 30"
$900
Reference # 981305
 
This is my vision of the trees on my street in early fall and after a heavy rain. The branches are almost black and there are still some green ones to remind us of the past summer. This usually happens around my birthday.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

October on White Street

 
October on White Street
Oil on Canvas
30"x30"
$900
Reference# 99452
 


I started this on Halloween and my house actually looks like this. I know it looks somewhat ominous but I like it here and it's a great neighborhood.

Freedom from Want

 
Freedom from Want
Oil on Canvas
40"x40"
$1600
Reference# 89555
 
This is my birthday celebration outside in downtown Champaign. The people depicted can recognize themselves and I had the forethought to take the picture, so I am not included in the painting. The title is borrowed from a famous Norman Rockwell painting which has always been a favorite of mine. It's worth a Google if you have the time.
 
 

Spring Green

 
Spring Green
Oil on Canvas
22"x28"
SOLD Reference #89455
 
This is a representation of a small farm outside of Mahomet. I had a snack while I was painting it. The birds from the Blue Willow bowl made it into the sky. The Goldfish crackers are represented in the pond. I consumed the models before the painting was complete.  

French Kiss

 
French Kiss
Oil on Canvas
30"x30"
$900
Reference # 89126
 
I started this painting in the dead of winter with the intent to create something warm and Spring like. A friend bet me I couldn't create a painting with a white background and I proved him wrong in intent, if not execution. The warm palette and the swirling motions inspired the title. 

Spring Quartet

Spring Quartet
Oil on Canvas
22"x28"
SOLD
reference# 89218
 
We have a wonderful event in Champaign every Spring which celebrates chamber music in unusual venues called DOCHA. It is free to the public and gives us access to world-class music. Check it out at  http://www.docha.org/DoCha/home.html

Violas in Bloom

 
Violas in Bloom
Oil on Canvas
24"x24"
Oil on Canvas
$600
reference #89433

This is my vision of what a viola would look like if it grew in nature instead of being crafter by hand. The  large opening allows it to  soak up the music while it is ripening and the stems on the buds become tuning pegs. The branches incorporate into the body of the instrument to create the sounds holes. The top of the bloom closes to form the scroll. Yes, I watched a lot of Disney in my youth.

Girl Talk

 
Girl Talk
Oil on Canvas
30"x30"
SOLD
Reference #89159
 
This is my adaption of a Fauxcasso style image. The collector who purchased this found that his wife hated the painting. Seems she hated the fact that he did not get her input before the purchase - a valuable life lesson for us all.


Quilted Barbie

Quilted Barbie
Oil on Canvas with Faux Pearls
36"x36"
$1200
Reference #85525FP
 
 
With a respectful nod to Andy Warhol, I picture this as a quilt that Barbie herself could have created if she liked to sew, or had an Amish background. Drawn from a real model, the pearls are faux.

First Date

 
First Date
Oil on Canvas
30"x30"
SOLD
Reference /#33281
 
The setting represents my living room and the couple are real. I doodled a sketch while they were here and they eventually got married. I have lost track of the models but hope they are still enjoying the excitement of their initial contact. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Orange and Blue

 
Orange and Blue
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
SOLD
Reference # 89112
 
Created in the Fall this piece represents the seed pods of a mysterious mid-western plant. Using my two favorite colors was an easy choice and yes, I have seen Finding Nemo a number of times.

Funny Farm

 
Funny Farm
Oil on Canvas
28"x  28"
SOLD
Reference # 56441
 

Persian Nights

 
Persian Nights
Pastel and Paint on 100% Rag Paper
22" x 16"
SOLD
Reference # 54583P 

Taste of Spring

 
Taste of Spring
Pastel on 100% Rag Paper
24"x 30"
$650
Reference # 45211P

Pretty Poison

 
Pretty Poison
Oil on Canvas
30" x 24"
SOLD
Reference # 56401

Giggles

 
Giggles
Oil on Canvas
30" x 30"
SOLD
Reference #88845

Lyric Light Opera

 
 
Lyric Light Opera
Oil on Canvas
12" x 48"
$650
Reference # 70829

Take Five

 
Take Five
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
SOLD
Reference # 89214
 

Suburbia



Suburbia
Oil on Canvas Framed
22"x 28"
$900
Reference #88951F

Modern Miniature

Modern Miniature
Oil on Canvas with Gold Leaf Framed
16"x20"
$420
Reference # 88366GL
 
 

A Day in the Park

 
A Day in the Park
Oil on Canvas Framed
22"x28" Image
$900
Reference # 88301F
 


Family Tree with Memories

 
Family Tree with Memories
Oil on canvas with Gold Leaf
36"x36"
SOLD
Reference# 88755GL

The Black Orchid

 
The Black Orchid
Oil and Rice Paper on Canvas
24"x30"
SOLD
Reference# 88126
 

Valencia

 
Valencia
Oil on Canvas
16"x20"
SOLD
Reference #89552

Ali Kazam

 
Ali Kazam
Oil on Canvas
30"x30"
SOLD
reference # 78667

First Frost

 
First Frost
Pastel on 100% Rag Paper
16"x 24"
SOLD
Reference # 5456

Little Shop of Florals

 
Little Shop of Florals
Oil on canvas
30" x 40"
SOLD
Reference # 66211

Resplendent

 
 
Resplendent
Oil on Canvas
30 "x30"
SOLD
Reference #66354


After the Nap

 
After the Nap
30" x 24"
Oil on Canvas
SOLD
reference #67445

Haystacks

Haystacks: The Brain Trust
Oil on Canvas
24" x 36"
SOLD
Reference #77852

Villa Grove


Villa Grove
Oil on Canvas
24"x 36"
SOLD
Reference #70246


Strike Up the Band


Strike Up the Band
Oil on gallery canvas
36" x 36"
SOLD
Reference #70829

Farmer's Daughter


Farmer's Daughter
Oil on canvas
30" x 30"
SOLD
Reference #44205

The Complexities of Life


The Complexities of Life
Oil on gallery canvas with gold leaf
30" x 30"
SOLD
Reference #70823