“DRAPED ROSE”

“DRAPED ROSE”
12 x 16″ Oil on Panel
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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

LITITZ 52nd ANNUAL FINE ART SHOW

MISTY MEADOW
“MISTY MEADOW”

Oil on panel
More info about this painting

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

LITITZ FINE ART SHOW
Saturday, July 28th
Hours:  9 to 5
Booth:  B~80
Lititz Springs Park
South Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543

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

2018-07-25T19:18:23-04:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Paintings, Small Paintings|Tags: , , |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

WARM WISHES


“BEAUTY AND GRACE”
8 x 10 Oil on panel

For me, the New Year begins with new ambitions and goals,
and a renewed enthusiasm to create.
With snow all around and the current temps below zero,
my New Year enthusiasm forced my brush to head
straight for the colors and peacefulness of Summer for this piece.

WARM WISHES TO YOU AND YOURS FOR 2018

Thank you for your continued interest in my work,

To view my complete catalogue of works please visit my website

2018-06-27T09:20:26-04:00January 6th, 2018|Categories: Paintings, Small Paintings|Tags: , , |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 5th  10~5pm
Sunday, August 6th 10~4pm
Henlopen Acres
12 Dodds Lane
Rehoboth Beach
302-227-8408

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

2017-08-03T16:16:23-04:00August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Paintings, Small Paintings, Exhibits & Events|0 Comments

UPCOMING ART EXHIBIT

“FULL MOON RISING”
Oil on panel
18 x 44″

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

LITITZ FINE ART SHOW
Saturday, July 29th
Lititz Springs Park
South Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543

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

2017-07-18T17:10:52-04:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: Paintings, Large Paintings, Exhibits & Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

CAPTURING THE MAGIC


I have a massive amount of reference I use as inspiration for my paintings. But it’s very rare that I take a photo that I feel is worth painting in its entirety ~ I personally don’t see the point in just reproducing verbatim, what my lens has already captured. And even rarer, is a photo that is so perfectly composed and void of the extraneous distractions that “clutter” the landscape.

But this painting is an exception to my rule. Aside from using artistic license to make a few minor changes, this painting almost seems to be painting itself.  From the vantage point of my studio on the hill, I captured a magical moment in October when the sun was setting while illuminating a full moon on the rise. Given the majesty of the scene, I chose 18 x 44 as the size for this painting. When it is finished and if all goes well, I’m hoping I will at least come close to successfully re-creating Mother Nature’s beautiful gift.

UPCOMING EXHIBIT:
June 10th & 11th
Montgomery County Studio Tour
243 Jefferson Ave | Suite 1 Pottstown PA 19464
visit www.countystudiotour.com.
for more information

2018-06-27T10:06:46-04:00June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Paintings, Large Paintings, Exhibits & Events, Studio Snippets|0 Comments

“HEAVENS V”

Introducing painting #5 in my series of “100 HEAVENS”
inspired by the ever changing beautiful views from my studio on th
e hill.

“HEAVENS V” AND OTHER PAINTINGS & ETCHINGS
WILL BE ON EXHIBIT THIS WEEKEND AT THE FOLLOWING EVENT:

HOCKESSIN ART SHOW
Opening reception & preview ~ Friday, February 24th from 5 to 8
Saturday, February 25th from 10 to 5

Sunday, February 26th from 11 to 4
Hockessin Memorial Hall, Hockessin DE
Route 41 & Yorklyn Road
For additional info please visit here

Thank you for your continued interest in my work,

2018-06-27T09:31:22-04:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Paintings, Medium Paintings|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments