“DRAPED ROSE”

“DRAPED ROSE”
12 x 16″ Oil on Panel
Additional Info

About a week ago I decided to challenge myself by painting something slightly outside of my wheelhouse ~ that’s how artists amuse themselves I guess. Excited to begin my new adventure, I chose one of the beautiful red roses my honey gave me and arranged it on a bed of satin fabric, selectively lighting it to my taste. Satisfied with my arrangement, I could almost envision the finished painting and looked forward to loading up my brush with paint. So after blocking in my shapes and values, it was time for the fun to begin. Or so I thought . . .

Over my many years as an artist, I’ve painted translucent waters, gnarly trees, shiny reflective things, transparent glass, faces, anatomy, and a whole host of subject matter I probably don’t even remember. And although I’ve spent many hours, even weeks, on past works, I don’t recall having to dissect anything as intricately as I have with this rose. I have a newfound respect for artists who tackle flowers as their subject matter on a regular basis. If I’ve achieved any measure of success with this painting, you will look at it and see a simple elegant rose. But what I see is vastly different. All I see is a symphony of folds with petals continuously curving, bending and contorting, wrapping themselves around other petals curving, bending and contorting, while wrapping themselves around even more petals curving, bending and contorting. And if that’s not twisted enough, there are lighting nuances and color values so subtle that only a crazy person would enjoy the process.

I know this all sounds as though I voluntarily tortured myself, but the truth is I accomplished just what I set out to do. Since life (and painting) is all about growth and challenges, this painting fulfilled that mission. It’s not perfect but I still have some minor finishing touches to add before I call it done. For now, my eyes and brain are begging for a rest, so please stay tuned for my next painting titled “Polar Bear In A Snow Storm” : )



“Draped Rose” and other new works will be on exhibit,
along with the works of 25 of my amazing artist friends at the following event:

HOCKESSIN FINE ART SHOW
Opening Reception Friday
February 22nd 5 ~ 8pm
Saturday, February 23rd from 10 ~ 5

Sunday, February 24th from 10 ~ 4
Hockessin Memorial Hall, Hockessin DE
Route 41 & Yorklyn Road

If you’re planning to attend, I look forward to seeing you there!

For additional Exhibits & Events, please visit my website

Thank you for your continued interest in my work,

2019-02-09T07:55:50-04:00February 9th, 2019|Categories: Paintings, Medium Paintings, Exhibits & Events|0 Comments

LONG’S PARK ART FESTIVAL

HILLTOP MAJESTY
“HILLTOP MAJESTY”

Original Etching

40th ANNUAL LONG’S PARK
ART FESTIVAL

Lancaster, PA
Booth #106

Labor Day Weekend
Friday, August 31st through
Sunday, September 2nd

Hours:
Friday & Saturday  10:00 – 6:00
Sunday  10:00 – 5:00

This is a wonderful show located
in beautiful Lancaster County ~
a perfect weekend destination!

For more info please visit:
https://longspark.org/art-festival/

Thanks for your continued interest in my work,

2018-08-27T15:55:47-04:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Exhibits & Events|0 Comments

ART EVENT ~ MAYFAIR AT CEDAR CREST COLLEGE

EVENING PASSAGE“EVENING PASSAGE”
Oil on panel
20 x 24″

I will be exhibiting my Original Paintings, Etchings & Prints
at the following exhibit:

MAYFAIR AT CEDAR CREST COLLEGE
Friday May 25th through
Sunday May 27th
Hours:  12 – 8pm
100 College Drive, Allentown, PA 18102

Pleas visit website or call 610-740-3762 for more information
Get map & directions

For additional Exhibits & Events, please visit my website
to view my 2018 Exhibit Schedule
Thank you for your continued interest in my work,

2018-05-23T18:22:11-04:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Exhibits & Events|0 Comments

HOCKESSIN FINE ART SHOW


“EVENING PASSAGE”
20 X 24″ Oil on Panel

The Hockessin Art Show has been a favorite of many art collectors
and as a long time exhibiting artist it is also one of my favorites.
This year’s show opens with the reception and preview
Friday, February 23rd from  5 to 8

Show Hours / Location:
Saturday, February 24th from 10 to 5
Sunday, February 25th from 10 to 4
Hockessin Memorial Hall, Hockessin DE
Route 41 & Yorklyn Road

“Evening Passage” and other new works will be on exhibit,
along with the works of 25 of my amazing artist friends.

If you’re planning to attend, I look forward to seeing you there!

For additional Exhibits & Events, please visit my website

Thank you for your continued interest in my work,

2018-02-18T18:46:20-04:00February 18th, 2018|Categories: Paintings, Medium Paintings, Exhibits & Events|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

UPCOMING EXHIBIT ~ NOTRE DAME FINE ART SHOW


CARPET OF THE SUN“Carpet Of The Sun”
16 x 20″ oil on panel

I will be exhibiting select paintings at

The Notre Dame Fine Art Show
Friday, January 26th through Sunday, February 4th
The Mansion

560 Sproul Road, Villanova, PA 19085

Hours:
1/26 Friday evening opening reception 6:00 ~ 9:00
Daily Hours: 12:00 – 4:00


Pleas
visit website or call (610) 374-4600 for more information
Get map & directions
For additional Exhibits & Events, please visit my website

Thank you for your continued interest in my work,

2018-06-21T16:50:12-04:00January 25th, 2018|Categories: Paintings, Medium Paintings, Exhibits & Events|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

UPCOMING EXHIBIT ~ GOGGLEWORKS READING ARTS FESTIVAL

 

I will be exhibiting my Paintings, Etchings and Prints this weekend at

Arts Festival Reading
Goggleworks Center for the
Arts

201 Washington St
Reading, Pennsylvania
Booth Location: #119 First Floor
Hours:
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 ~ 5:00 PM

Hope to see you there!

Pleas visit website or call (610) 374-4600 for more information
Get map & directions

For additional Exhibits & Events, please visit my website

Thank you for your continued interest in my work,

2017-10-04T10:14:00-04:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: Exhibits & Events|0 Comments

LONG’S PARK ART SHOW THIS WEEKEND


It’s Labor Day Weekend and time for the
Long’s Park Art & Craft Show
in beautiful Lancaster
, PA

Route 30 / Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
Booth Location: #104
Hours:
Friday & Saturday 9:00 ~ 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 ~ 5:00 
 PM

Hope to see you there!

Pleas visit website or call 717 735-8883 for more information
Get map & directions

For additional Exhibits & Events, please visit my website
to view my 2017 Exhibit Schedule
Thank you for your continued interest in my work,

2017-08-31T18:43:19-04:00August 31st, 2017|Categories: Exhibits & Events|0 Comments

UPCOMING EVENT ~ LONG’S PARK LANCASTER, PA

First a word of thanks . . . 
A big thank you to the Lansdale Festival of the Arts for
putting on another successful show and for honoring me
with the Best in Show award.   It was great seeing everyone
who came out for this wonderful event!

I look forward to exhibiting Labor Day Weekend
at the greatly anticipated
Long’s Park Art & Craft Show
in beautiful Lancaster
, PA

Route 30 / Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
Booth Location: #104
Hours:
Friday & Saturday 9:00 ~ 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 ~ 5:00 
 PM

Pleas visit website or call 717 735-8883 for more information
Get map & directions

For additional Exhibits & Events, please visit my website
to view my 2017 Exhibit Schedule
Thank you for your continued interest in my work,

2018-06-27T09:24:02-04:00August 27th, 2017|Categories: Paintings, Large Paintings, Exhibits & Events, Awards & Recognition|0 Comments

UPCOMING EXHIBIT ~ REHOBOTH FINE ART SHOW

“SWEETBRIAR SWAN”
Oil on panel
8 X 10″

I will be exhibiting my Original Paintings, Etchings & Prints
at the following exhibit this weekend:

REHOBOTH 44TH ANNUAL FINE ART SHOW
Saturday, August 12th  10~5
Sunday, August 13th 10~4
12 Dodds Lane
Rehoboth Beach
Booth #80

Pleas visit website or call 302-227-8408 for more information
Get map & directions

For additional Exhibits & Events, please visit my website
to view my 2017 Exhibit Schedule
Thank you for your continued interest in my work,

2017-08-20T10:05:08-04:00August 9th, 2017|Categories: Exhibits & Events|0 Comments