Sunday, January 31, 2010

Painting in Progress: paris - latin quarter - color

This is the initial color stage of this new painting, paris - latin quarter. It's acrylic on canvas and size is 24x48 inches.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Painting in Progress: paris - latin quarter

paris - latin quarter (work in progress), acrylic on canvas, 24x48

This is another new painting based on a photograph I took near La Sorbonne in the Latin Quarter in Paris. I just started it today. It needs a little more compositional tweaking but I'm happy with the large figure in the foreground, especially his right eye.

This brings me to six paintings that I'm currently working on of street scenes. I think I'm starting to hit a stride with this new direction. It should keep me busy between now and the next Studio Open House, March 12th: 6PM-10PM.

New couch in the studio

The latest addition to Studio 201...a new couch:

Thanks to Alley, a fellow Cornelia resident artist who was giving away this couch! It fits well in the space by the window and adds a nice pop of color.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Painting in Progress: In the field (1.17.10)

In the field (work in progress), 1.17.10

This painting is morphing into something a little more sculpted with thicker paint. It used to be flatter and looked like this. I erased the old, busier background by trying to bring in brighter colors with more subtle changes in tone. I think I have the composition down now, but want to add some detail while building up more textured layers of paint.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Abstract Paintings at Urbanest

I'm currently showing some abstract paintings at Urbanest in Andersonville. 5228 North Clark St. in Chicago. They hung them nicely and look pretty good with their home furnishings. I'm also happy to announce that they've given me a permanent display wall to showcase my art.

Stop by or click here to view more shots.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Cornelia Arts Building - Snow!

In the studio: prepairing a painting

Some recent shots my wife took of me in the studio as I prepared a canvas for a new painting...

This is a partial shot of my main display wall.

Painting in Progress: Montmartre - latest update 12.27.09

montmarte (work in progress), latest update - 12.27.09

Making some more progress and adding depth to the background. Will be tackling the foreground and adding more detail to the people. Haven't spent a whole lot of time painting the last week or two since I've been focusing on re-organizing my studio space.