Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Footmen

  Footmen is part of a series to do with dining.  The series covers everything from preparing, eating, or serving food.  The figure on the left is the main character while the other figure plays a supporting role.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Fever

  Fever is part of a series to do with cooking, preparing, or eating food.  The cooks in the kitchen work feverishly in cramped, hot quarters.  Often times tempers flare and disagreements are ironed out.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Monday, December 29, 2014

Flowing

  Flowing is part of a series to do with the entire process of cooking or dining.  This chef is pouring soup into a bowl at a Chinese Restaurant.  I was drawn to images from Chinese restaurants from Edward Hopper's paintings.  Although he never rendered images like this, he often made references to them.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Confidential

  Confidential is part of a series to do with the female figure reading.  Most of these paintings in this series render only  one figure. Occasionally, I use two or more characters in rare instances.  The two figures are reading very closely to a classified listing in the newspaper.  But, what for ?  That's the subject of the entire painting.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Starched

  Starched is part of a series that focuses on the human figure and movement.  In particular, these figures are everyday people moving through their environment.  These figures are walking during lunch break in Midtown Manhattan.  The hot dog vendor on the left  is dramatically cropped off.  That characteristic is a constant in my paintings. 

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Friday, December 26, 2014

Dumplings

  Dumplings is part of a new series to do with dining, drinking, preparing, or serving food.  Which covers almost everything to do with the dining experience.  This cook is straining off the hot water for dumplings.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Azure

  Azure is part of a series to do with the female figure reading.  The title refers to the color blue, which is prevalent in the work.  These figures are riding the subway in NYC.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Inundation

  Inundation is part of a series of urban landscape works.  The title refers to the downpour of rain on the downtown loop of Chicago.  I intentionally painted this entire work with a pallete knife just to see the results.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Monday, December 22, 2014

Two Many Chefs

  Two Many Chefs is part of a new series which I started a few months ago.  The subject matter is anything to do with the cooking or dining experience.  These two chefs are having a conversation about something which we don't know the topic.  That topic of conversation is the subject of the painting.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD
 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Get Across

  Get Across is part of a series depicting the female figure reading.  This figure is reading while sitting on a park bench at Millennium Park in Chicago.  I much prefer the idea of finding subjects by random chance rather than models and props.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Aggrandize

  Aggrandize is part of a series I've been working on for almost 10 years.  Of all the series, it's probably the most popular.  The background setting, urban or outdoors, is irrelevant.  The focus is mainly on the figure.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Monday, December 15, 2014

Equanimous

  Equanimous is part of a series to do with the female figure reading.  The title suggests equal-tempered or poised by definition.  A trait this figure has as she's reading while riding public transportation.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Grandstander

  Grandstander is part of a new series that has to do with the total experience of dining.  The title is another reference to hot dog.  This vendor is staking territory in New York City in Lower Manhattan.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Backdrop

  Backdrop is part of a series depicting the female figure reading.  This figure is relaxing and reading during her lunch break in Grant Park Chicago.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Under Wabash

  Under the Wabash is another in a series of urban landscape works. This subject and setting is a very familiar one which I've painted quite a few times in the past.  The street is Wabash Avenue here in Chicago which has a unique look.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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Sunset District

  Sunset District San Fransisco is part of a series of urban landscape works.  This painting is one of the few works which doesn't depict New York or Chicago in the cityscape.  For the reason that it's a study to be used for a larger commission work.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Orange Shadow

  Orange Shadow is part of a series of urban landscape works.  This view looks down Broadway in NYC near Midtown.  Many times, these urban cityscapes can become very greyish-brownish in color.  In this painting I really tried to heighten the effects of color.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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Crowd with Parked Taxi

  Crowd with Parked Taxi is part of a series to do with the urban landscapes.  This scene is early spring near Midtown in NYC.  The energy of the mass of people contradicts the calm taxi on the left.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Mishmash

  Mishmash is part of a new series which I started not long ago.  This series focuses on the activities done while people are eating lunch.  Eating, Talking, and socializing are just a few of the activities that people try to squeeze in during their lunch break.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD



Fashion Magazine

  Fashion Magazine is part of a series to do with the female figure reading.  The figure in the foreground is reading a fashion magazine while the figure in the background looks like a pose from a fashion magazine.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD




Saturday, November 8, 2014

Observe

  Observe is part of a series to do with the female figure reading.  Most of my paintings are rather small, 12 x 16 inches in size.  That's about as small as I can do a figurative work and do it well.  These urban genre, or slice of life paintings, work better on a small scale.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Friday, November 7, 2014

Empurple

  Empurple belongs to a series that I began about 5 or 6 years ago.  The series depicts the female figure reading in various poses and situations.  I often look up synonyms for the word, or words, that I would use for the title.  Empurple is seldom used in most people's vocabulary. It's actually a verb, as in, being colorful.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Clearance

  Clearance is part of a series of urban landscapes series.  This scene looks down a street in Midtown Manhattan around lunch time.  The cast shadow across the sidewalk in the foreground reaches back in space and points to the main character who is having a conversation on his cell phone.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Oxford Street

  Oxford Street is part of a the series to do with the female figure reading.  After being an illustrator for about 20 years, I was taught to make paintings look as three-dimensional as possible.  Now as a painter, I'm trying to break that train of thought and make the images look flatter and two-dimensional.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Waitress Writing

  Waitress Writing is part of a series to do with the overall dining experience.  I started doing this series just a few months ago.  But the idea of it had been rumbling in my head for a two or three years.  I'm glad I finally took the plunge and started it.  The response has been very good.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Capacity

  Capacity is part of a series capturing the female figure reading.  The detailed figure is reading the newspaper in the NYC subway.  The figure on the right plays a supporting role to the main character.  Similar to a movie, the roles of the characters have to be assigned.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tilted on Red Pillar

  Tilted on Red Pillar is part of a series capturing the female figure reading.  This figure is leaning against a pillar in the NYC subway waiting for her train.  I break my paintings down into geometrical diagrams using verticals and horizontals.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Warming Up Midtown

  Warming Up Midtown is part of a series of urban landscape works.  This scene is Midtown Manhattan in early spring.  The sun is coming out right before noon warming up the pedestrians as they make their way to lunch.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Woebegone

  Woebegone is another work in the series of the female figure reading.  Conveying the figure's emotional state is very important in my work.  It stems from 20 years of being an editorial illustrator. 

$ 140.00  USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lolita

  Lolita is part of a series that focuses on the female figure reading.  The title of the painting comes from the book the figure is reading.  The left side of the painting has a large block of bright color which streaks the eye towards the top.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Waitress with Serving Tray

  Waitress with Serving Tray is part of a new series to do with dining experience.  In this series the focus of the painting can be either the workers or the customers.  The waitress figure makes a vertical while her cast shadow reaches back into perspective.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

End of the Bar

  End of the Bar is part of a new series to do with the experience of eating or drinking.  The diagonal of the bar moves your eye quickly to the figure.  In contrast, the area around the figure is very two dimensional and flat.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Reaching for Lunch

  Reaching for Lunch is another in a new series to do with the act of eating.  This figure is reaching for her lunch while sitting on a concrete wall on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.  The arms and legs form diagonals which streak to the hands reaching into the bag.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Lunch Break in Shade

  Lunch Break in Shade is part of a new series to do with eating and dining.  In this case the figure is enjoying a quiet lunch outdoors at Millennium Park in Chicago.  This figure blends with the background rather than protruding. It's a concept artist Isabell Bishop used in her work.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Friday, October 10, 2014

Figure on Beach

  Figure on Beach is part of a series that focuses on the female figure reading in various poses and situations.  This figure is enjoying a book while reclining on the beaches of Lake Michigan in Chicago.  This painting concentrates on color more than description.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Albuquerque

  Albuquerque is part of a series to do with the female figure reading.  The title is borrowed from a Richard Diebenkorn painting.  Most importantly, I borrowed the color scheme he used for that painting. The combo of red, yellow, and black. Remind me of the old Pulp Fiction Covers from the 50's.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Dishwasher

  Dishwasher is part of a series to do with diners and restaurants.  This dishwasher is cleaning up late at night right at closing time.  I always prefer to hide the details of the face to downplay its importance.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Friday, October 3, 2014

Far and Away

  Far and Away is part of a series to do with beach scenes.  The figure on the left is looking at something off the picture plane.  Meanwhile, the two figures are engaged in close conversation.  The scene is about the contrast of the two.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Monday, September 29, 2014

Near the Window

  Near the Window is another in the series of the female figure reading.  I've spent countless hours studying the works of Richard Diebenkorn and how he arranged his works.  This painting reflects his influence more than other works I've done.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Reading Glasses

  Reading Glasses is part of a series focusing on the female figure reading.  I've been doing paintings for this series since about 2009.  But I always try to keep it moving in a direction to keep from getting stale.  For example, in this painting, the color is made up from my imagination rather than copying nature.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stillness

  Stillness is part of a series depicting the female figure reading.  The tranquility of this scene is enhanced by the cool, calm color scheme.  This figure is sitting on the edge of Lake Michigan in Chicago.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Retro Diner

  Retro Diner is part of a series to do with the dining experience.  I love using random retro photographs such as this for reference.  Mainly because I have to inject my own color scheme.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Monday, September 22, 2014

Lawn Chair in Shade

  Lawn Chair in Shade is part of a series to do with the female figure reading in various poses and situations.  In this case, relaxing in a lawn chair with half the figure in shadow.  I try to down play the figure's face as much as possible.  I don't want it to be the center of attention.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Wide Expanse

  Wide Expanse is part of a series to do with beach scenes.  The summer was unusually cold and rainy in Chicago.  The crowded, masses of people on the beach wasn't there. In fact, it was a very sparse crowd.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Wok of Fire

  Wok of Fire is part of a new series to do with dining and or restaurants.  These cooks are preparing food with flames roaring from the pan.  The chaotic and organic shape of the flames contrast with the sharp edges of the apron and hand.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Lime Green

  Lime Green is part of a new series I started this year.  This series has to do with people eating and conversing during lunch.  I couldn't help but listen, as I walk around with my camera, the conversations people are having during lunch.  Lunch seems to be the only time during the day that people get to let out their feelings and ideas.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Melancholy

  Melancholy is another in the series of the female figure reading.  I try to convey the idea of chaos around the figure who is absorbed in their reading.  This figure is reading while riding the subway in NYC.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD

Captivated in Transit

  Captivated in Transit is part of an ongoing series depicting the female figure reading.  This figure is completely absorbed in her reading while riding public transportation.  The ability to convey her moods convincingly comes from twenty years of drawing editorial illustrations.

$ 140.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on canvas
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SOLD