Saturday, November 30, 2013

Conveyor Belt

  Conveyor Belt is part of a series of works focusing on jobs of hard labor.  These miners are using a hand powered conveyor belt to take coal out of the mine.  This historical image comes from the 1920's somewhere in Pennsylvania.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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Friday, November 29, 2013

Umbrellas Out Waiting to Cross Street in Chicago

  Umbrellas Out Waiting to Cross the Street in Chicago is part of a series of urban landscapes.  The figures are huddled with umbrellas waiting for the light to change in order to cross the street. The figures are a huddled mass that blends with light background of the sky and distant buildings.  Only the parked car and figure on the left give you a sense of depth.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Crosswalk at Monroe in Chicago

  Crosswalk at Monroe in Chicago is part of a series of paintings.  This series depicts the figures coming and going in a large metropolitan setting. In this case it's Monroe Street in Chicago. The figures, cars, and buildings are  loosely defined I order to convey an overall feeling of energy.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sitting Criss Cross Reading a Book

  Sitting Criss Cross Reading Book is part of a series that depicts the female figure reading in various poses and settings.  This figure was reading a book in Millennium Park in Chicago.  The figure is flooded with sunlight and creates a large light shape without much depth.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Park Row and Broadway

  Park Row and Broadway is part of the series of urban landscapes.  Park Row and Broadway come together on the east side of lower Manhattan.  It's late afternoon as the sun is setting.  The openness of the sky is a contrasts to the density of the cars on the street.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on panel
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SOLD

Monday, November 25, 2013

Suit and Briefcase Crossing the Street

    Suit and Briefcase Crossing Street is part of an ongoing series that illustrates the figure in motion.  In most of these works, the figures are in the process of crossing the street.  This gentleman is crossing Church Street in lower Manhattan. 

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Rock Dust


   Rock Dust is part of a series of paintings that focus on jobs of hard labor.   Rock dust or water was sprayed on the remaining, floating coal dust in order to cut down on explosions in the mines.  Somehow, I will assemble those small works into a larger painting soon.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD
 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

CTA in the Rain

  CTA in the Rain is part of a series of works illustrating the urban landscape.  This scene was a rain storm in downtown Chicago last summer.  Hence, the CTA stands for Chicago Transit Authority. Only in the past year have I attempted to do the rainy streetscape.  Mainly because I want take a different approach to a very familiar subject. 

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Friday, November 22, 2013

Bus

  Bus is part of a series of works focusing on cityscapes.  Usually, these  cityscapes focus on the buildings and streets, but in this case the transportation is front and center.  This bus is traveling on Monroe Street in Chicago right before a big rain is about to fall.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Yellow and Orange

  Yellow and Orange is part of a series illustrating the female figure reading.  This scene is somewhere near Grant Park here in Chicago.  I kept the colors and values lighter to capture the feeling of warmth and atmosphere.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Church Street

  Church Street is part of a series of paintings that depict the human figure in motion.  I like to show the figure in the process of doing a task.  In this case, the figures are walking along Church St. in lower Manhattan.  This painting was assembled from three to four different photographs.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tenth Avenue

  Tenth Avenue is one in a series of urban landscapes paintings.  This location is somewhere near Tenth and Fortieth in NYC.  I try to simplify as much as I can in order to create a mood and atmosphere rather than details.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Monday, November 18, 2013

Playbill

  Playbill is part of a series of urban landscapes.  These two figures are crossing Eighth Avenue around Times Square in NYC.  The openness of the sky and distant background contrast with the density of the figures in shadow.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Open Book

  Open Book is part of series depicting the female figure reading.  This figure is reading in a small garden area near Grant Park here in Chicago.  It's an area where many tourists and locals come to relax and get relief from the summer heat.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Mole


  The Mole is part of a series of works that illustrate jobs of hard labor.  These men are working on a tunnel boring machine called a "mole."  This machine is clearing a path for the Lincoln Tunnel in NYC.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Friday, November 15, 2013

Five Figures and Stroller

  Five Figures and  Stroller is part of the series that depicts the figure in motion.  I choose an urban setting, in this case lower Manhattan, to coincide with the figure.  My approach is to show a chaotic background with the static figures.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Park Bench

    Park Bench is part of a series that focuses on the female figure reading.  This setting is a small park in Chicago where many people come to read, relax, and have lunch. Although this subject matter could seem repetitive, I'm always surprised at the different positions I find people reading a book.


$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD
 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Rainy Cityscapes with Yellow and Red

  Rainy Cityscape with Yellow and Red is part of a series of works that depict the urban landscape.  In this case, the rain is blurring all details of downtown Chicago.  Rainy cityscapes have long been a favorite for impressionist type painters.  But how to do it differently is the puzzle.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Monday, November 11, 2013

Red Building Blue Awning

  Red Building with Blue Awning is part of a series of works focusing on cityscapes.  These figures are crossing Broadway in NYC in early spring of last year.  The dark, density of the crowd contrasts with light,undefined sky and buildings.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Mallett

  Mallett is part of series of paintings that depict some form of hard labor.  I started this series around 10 years ago.  I used to do these type of images very large, around 36 x 48 inches.  In the near future, I will assemble these small studies into a larger image.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on panel
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SOLD

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Brown Hair and Shirt

  Brown Hair and Shirt is part of a series of works that combines the figure with a bustling metropolitan background.  This figure is crossing the street somewhere in downtown Chicago.  Many of these images are made up from various photos assembled together.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Friday, November 8, 2013

Blue Shadow on Book

  Blue Shadow on Book is part of a series that focuses on the female figure reading.    I spotted this figure reading in a grassy, park type area around Millennium Park in Chicago.   I've been influenced by Elmer Bischoff's work, an artist that I started looking at about a year ago.  Like his work, this image has a figure/background blurred relationship and a dream-like state. 


$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Two Figures on Wabash

  Two Figures on Wabash is part of a series to do with Wabash Avenue here in Chicago.  The street offers much dramatic contrast because of the elevated train above.  I'm always looking to push these works and simplify the image as much as I can.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Couple Crossing Broadway

  Couple Crossing Broadway is part of a series that focuses on the figure in an urban setting.  In most cases, the figures are crossing the street.  The figure in motion contrasts with the static buildings.  In this series I try to explore this relationship further and further. These figures are crossing Broadway on a chilly, but sunny, spring day in NYC.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Downpour in July

  Downpour in July is part of a series of works focusing on the urban landscape.  This scene was from a major downpour that happened last July here in Chicago.  Viewers can relate to rainy cityscapes because the climate can be conveyed very easily. For me, rain, snow, and bright sunshine, work best for cityscapes.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Monday, November 4, 2013

Trio on Beach

  Trio on the Beach is one in a series of paintings depicting beach scenes.  This image was made up from various photos taken on Lake Michigan in Chicago.  Trio refers to the different groupings of figures and what they represent.  The mother/daughter on far left, the single person in the middle, and the child/parents/grandparents/dog on the far right.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Red Purse on Wabash Avenue

  Red Purse on Wabash Avenue is part of a series of paintings that focus on Wabash Avenue in Chicago.  The overhead elevated train gives the street a unique look.  I started doing these paintings of Wabash Avenue few years ago.  Much to my surprise people from all over,  not just local Chicagoans, where interested in and did purchase these works.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Pickaxe

  Pickaxe is part of a series of paintings depicting any type of hard labor.  Coal Mining fits into that category very easily.  The pickaxe was one of earliest tools used by miners.  Rather than trying to catch the historical accuracy, I try to convey the emotion of working these grueling jobs.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Friday, November 1, 2013

Orange Green Building on Eighth

  Yellow Green Building on Eighth is one of the cityscape, or streetscapes, in a series.  The location of this scene is near Eighth and Fortieth in NYC.  I'm continually in the process of simplifying these busy cityscape works. As in this one, more time was spent going back to erase some of the detail, than anything else.

$ 120.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD