Thursday, January 31, 2013

Reader #54

  Reader #54 is part of an ongoing series illustrating the female figure reading.  This figure happens to be seated in an area of downtown Chicago which attracts many people from nearby office buildings during their lunch break.  This pose is reminiscent of the famous painting "Whistler's Mother."

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on panel
thompson5836@att.net
www.dtfineart.net

SOLD

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Reader #53

  Reader #53 is part of a series to do with the female figure reading.  This figure was seated at Millenium Park here in Chicago on a warm summer day.  This subject of the figure in the act of reading has intrigued me for years.  I find the simple acts that people do on a daily basis very interesting because each person does it slightly different.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on panel
thompson5836@att.net
www.dtfineart.net

SOLD

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Beach #18

  Beach #23 is part of a series to do with the imagery on Lake Michigan here in Chicago.  I'm most interested in the figure when it's involved in some kind of task, as in this piece.  In bathing suits, the figures are like studio models.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on panel
thompson5836@att.net
www.dtfineart.net

SOLD 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Two People #2

  Two People #2 is part of a series depicting two people interacting.  The subject of the painting is the conversation between the two girls.  The figure in blue with her head down has just said something.  The figure in white is reacting to what was said.  The topic of their conversation is for the viewer to interject.  The reference for this painting came from a visit to NYC about 6 years ago.  These two girls happen to be students who where on a break in Washington Square.

$ 450.00 USD 30 x 24 oil on birch panel
thompson5836@att.net
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Coming and Going #56

  Coming and Going #56 is part of an ongoing series depicting people's coming and goings in an urban setting .  This scene is on Randolph street on a late summer afternoon.  The sun drenched figures pop out of the dark shadows creating drama.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on panel
thompson5836@att.net
www.dtfineart.net 

SOLD

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cityscape #31

   Cityscape #31 is part of a series of paintings depicting large   Cities and their streets.  This scene is here in Chicago near Michigan Avenue.  In the late afternoon when the sun is setting it produces these long dramatic shadows.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on panel
thompson5836@att.net
www.dtfineart.net

SOLD

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wabash #5

  Wabash #5 is part of a series of paintings of Wabash Avenue here in Chicago.  The street has a very unique look because of the elevated train line that runs above it.  The train line creates a frame around the sunlit street.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on panel
thompson5836@att.net
www.dtfineart.net 

SOLD

Monday, January 21, 2013

Coming and Going #55

  Coming and Going #55 is part of a series depicting the human figure walking in an urban setting.  I've been working on this concept for about four years.  This scene happens to be Randolph Street here in Chicago on a summer afternoon.   The right arm of the central figure creates a diagonal which contrasts with verticals and horizontals.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on panel
thompson5836@att.net
www.dtfineart.net 

SOLD

Friday, January 18, 2013

Reader #52

  Reader #52 is part of a series depicting the female figure reading.  Ive been doing this series for about eight years.  It amazes me as to how many different poses I can find people while reading.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on panel
thompson5836@att.net
www.dtfineart.net

SOLD

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Memphis #2

  Memphis #2 is part of a series of paintings about Memphis, Tennessee.  In the spring of 2012 I visited Memphis for the first time and was struck by the history and culture of the city.  The cable car depicted in the painting are a line of older, wooden cable cars that run through the city.  The strong diagonals on the right give a "bow and arrow" effect of tension and something is about to happen.

$ 120.00 USD12 x 16 oil on panel
thompson5836@att.net
www.dtfineart.net

SOLD

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cityscape #30

  Cityscape #29 is part of a series depicting the big city.  This cityscape occurs during a rainy summer day in Chicago. In this painting I'm trying to reproduce the atmospheric affect of rain and capture a certain mood.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on panel
thompson5836@att.net
www.dtfineart.net 

SOLD

Monday, January 14, 2013

Coming and Going #49 (large)

  Coming and Going #49 is a larger painting (24 by 30) depicting people going to and fro during their lunch break.  This painting was created from a few different photo sources assembled together.  This scene occurs during a downpour over the summer here in Chicago.  Particularly in these crowd scenes, one figure must stand out as the main character. In this case, the full-length dark figure in the middle.

$ 450.00 USD 24 x30 oil on birch panel
thompson5836@att.net
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Friday, January 11, 2013

Cityscape #29

  Cityscape #29 is part of a series depicting the big city.  This Chicago cityscape takes place on West Adams Street in late afternoon.  The setting sun creates these long diagonal shadows that stretch across the street.  The bus on the right is about to embark on a journey deep inside the shadows.



$120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on panel
thompson5836@att.net
www.dtfineart.net

SOLD 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Coming and Going #54

   Coming and Going #54 is part of a series illustrating the hustle and bustle of Chicago.  These scenes are arranged from various photographs.  I like horizontal stripes in my paintings, which can be seen in the crosswalks.  These white striped crosswalks serve as a stage for the characters.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on panel
thompson5836@att.net
www.dtfineart.net 

SOLD

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Reader #51

 Reader #51 is part of a series depicting the female figure reading. This scene comes from Millenium Park during a lunch break.  After eating their lunch, some people spend their remaining time reading.  Reading provides a brief escape from reality, something that electronic devices can't do.  The area around the figure is very active, contrasting the calm and still figure.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on panel
thompson5836@att.net
www.dtfineart.net

SOLD

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Trains and Buildings

Trains and Buildings depicts the Chicago skyline and the train system.  I've seen many of Hopper's paintings illustrating the cityscape.  I've tried to capture both the excitement and mystery of entering the big city, as Hopper did.  The long diagonal of the train contrasts against the many verticals of the buildings.

$ 450.00 24 x 30 oil on birch panel
thompson5836@att.net
www.dtfineart.net 

SOLD

Coming and Going #53

Coming and Going #53 is part of a series which I started about three or four years ago.  The series depicts people crossing the street in a bustling downtown.  The tall buildings create cast shadows on the street and the people walk in and out of the darkness.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on panel
thompson5836@att.net
www.dtfineart.net

SOLD

Friday, January 4, 2013

Cityscape #28

 Cityscape #28 is part of a series depicting the big city.  This scene is summer in Chicago looking west off of Michigan avenue.  The sun is beginning to set which creates a dramatic back lighting situation.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on panel
thompson5836@att.net
www.dtfineart.net 

SOLD

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Girl with Violin

  Girl with a Violin is actually a college student outside the art institute of Chicago playing the violin for tips.  During the summer there are many street performers in Chicago and often times they are college students.  The design of this painting consists of small lights coming out of large dark areas and vice versa.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on panel
thompson5836@att.net
www.dtfineart.net