Saturday, December 19, 2015

Orange Book

  Orange Book is part of a series to do with the female figure reading.  I combine these very calm, static figures with a hectic background of the subway.  The concept came from Isabell Bishop who did many works with this same concept.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Steam Pipes Afternoon

  Steam Pipes Afternoon is part of a series depicting the urban landscapes.  I've always favored the George Bellows paintings that depicted steam or smoke floating up in the air.  Whenever I get a chance to do a similar work I give it a try.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Servers Lined Up

  Servers Lined Up is part of a series to do with food and drink.  I'm much more fascinated with the service people rather than the patrons in these works.  The dark interiors of these restaurants add much drama to an ordinary scene.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Pour Outside Table

  The Pour Outside Table is part of a series to do with food and drink.  Happy Hour is an excellent time for these scenes.  The combination of drinking with early afternoon lighting, produces a dark mood.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Friday, December 11, 2015

Brooklyn Bridge

  Brooklyn Bridge is the beginning process working up to a larger work.  When I do larger works, 24 by 30 or bigger, I must first start out with a smaller work of the same image.  I find the larger works to be intimidating and the process helps me ease into the painting.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Buenos Aires

  Buenos Aires is the beginning process working up to a larger work.  When I do larger works, 24 by 30 or bigger, I must first start out with a smaller work of the same image.  I find the larger works to be intimidating and the process helps me ease into the painting.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Looking into the Kitchen

  Looking into the Kitchen is part of a series to do with food and drink.  I've always been fascinated with images which gives the impression that the viewer is sneaking up on something.  Or, that you are spying on someone.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Unoccupied Space

  Unoccupied Space is part of a series to do with the female figure reading.  Although it looks as if the character is all alone, she is actually in a busy subway.  She has carved out a small space for her own.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Monday, December 7, 2015

Windy City

  Windy City is part of a series of urban landscapes.  The Chicago winter is rough, cold wind chill and lots of snow into April.  The dread of the oncoming winter is something everyone deals with and thinks about in the fall.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Beach and Water

  Beach and Water is part of a series to do with the female figure reading in various poses and situations.  The figure reading on the beach almost feels like cheating.  Compared to a subway, the beach has built-in visuals which are very pleasing and relaxing to the eye.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Stand Alone

  Stand Alone is part of a series to do with the female figure reading.  I try to give the feeling of a tough, gritty, environment in these subway paintings.  The challenge of making something pleasing from such a harsh environment is what keeps me coming back.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Leaving Diner

  Leaving the Diner is part of a series to do with food and drink.  A patron is leaving the diner as if something has just transpired between him and the women at the counter.  The topic of the conversation between the two is up to the viewer to decide.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Dressed Appropriately

  Dressed Appropriately is part of a series to do with the female figure reading.  This figure has dressed warmly while riding the subway in NYC. In these subway scenes, I try to convey the feeling of a chaotic urban scene.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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Sunny Side of the Street

  Sunny Side of the Street is part of a series of urban landscape paintings.  This scene depicts the sun shining on an El stop in Chicago.  The diagonal lines all lead to the character in the foreground.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Red Sweater Park Bench

  Red Sweater Park Bench is another work in a large growing collection that focuses entirely on the female figure reading.  I like for the figures in my paintings to look natural.  I've never hired models or had subject pose in a certain way.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Head Waiter

  Head Waiter is part of a series to do with food and drink.  As usual. I focus on the service people of these establishments.  The head waiter is looking beyond the server in front of him.  His sight is focused on something which is out of the picture plane.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Warmth in Numbers

  Warmth in Numbers is part of a series to do with the female figure reading.  The interior of a subway station can stay warm when it's crowded with many people.  The background is more active than the figure intentionally.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Caught by the Sun

  Caught by the Sun is part of a series to do with the female figure reading.  The early spring is when people can't wait to get some well-deserved sunshine.  This figure is taking advantage of some warm weather during a lunch break.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

B D Train

  The B D Train is part of a series to do with the female figure reading.  The B D Train runs through Manhattan along the west side of Central Park.  This figure passes the time by reading in a standing position.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Shoulder to Shoulder

  Shoulder to Shoulder is part of a series to do with the female figure reading.  Living in a cold weather climate, like Chicago, forces me to look for interior scenes of this theme.  The verticals of the subway car are offset by the horizontal of the open book.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Monday, November 16, 2015

Noodle Shop

  Noodle Shop is part of a series to do with food and drink.  I usually focus on the service providers in these paintings, but in this case, the customer is the subject.  The small noodle shops are a staple for the lunch break of many workers.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Friday, November 13, 2015

Small Table


  Small Table is part of a series that depicts the scenes at bars or restaurants.  I focus in on the service people who work at these establishments.  The server is cast in shadow which gives him a suspect feeling. 

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Heavy Rain Times Square

  Heavy Rain Times Square is part of a series of urban landscapes.  Times Square in NYC always offers a backdrop of chaotic energy to a painting.  All this chaos is centered around the contrasting tilts of the pink umbrella and the white crosswalk of the street.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD
 

Peer

 
  Read and Ride is part of a series on the female figure reading in a variety of scenarios.  Amidst a crowded 'L' train during a morning commute,  a moment to emerge in a book is like shelter in a storm

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

View


 View is part of a series to do with the female figure reading.  Occasionally, I will portray these female figures reading in a surreal setting such as this.  If you cover up the strip of blue at the top, the painting seems very normal and realistic.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Midwest

  Midwest is part of a series to do with urban landscapes.  The title refers to Chicago in a summer downpour when the sky becomes totally dark in the early afternoon.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD


Literature and Nature

  Literature and Nature is part of a series to do with the female figure reading.  I've done more works for this series than any other by far.  Also being an educator, I understand the importance of repetition when it comes to learning and improving.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Girl in Transit

  Girl in Transit is another in a series that focuses on the female figure reading.  I try to capture these subway scenes with as much energy as possible.  The energetic brushwork and raw application of paint is more prevalent in the background.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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Night Club Manager

  Night Club Manager is part of a series that has to do with food and beverage.  I focus on the service people of these establishments as opposed to the patrons.  In this painting a night club manager is having a conversation with two of his staff.  The topic of their conversation is the unknown.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Friday, October 23, 2015

Outdoors

  Outdoors is part of the series that focuses on the female figure reading.  The factual information of these paintings are secondary to the design.  For example, the legs form an extreme vertical which everything else contrasts.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Monument

  Monument is part of the series to do with the female figure reading.  This figure is reading while sitting in front of a concrete monument.  I often look for scenarios where the setting isn't so picturesque.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Five Waiters

  Five Waiters is part of a series to do with food and drink.  The works in this series usually focus on the people providing the services.  In this case, the wait staff at a restaurant.  Who are discussing something between them which we can only guess at the topic.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Monday, October 12, 2015

Neon Late Night

  Neon Late Night is part of a series to do with urban landscapes.  The figures are making their way on a rainy night in the city.  The neon lights are the only source of light which creates much drama in the painting.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Early Evening

  Early Evening is part of a series to do with food and drink.  The space to the left of the bartender is void of any objects intentionally.  The empty space allows you to focus on the bartender and allows the viewer to inject their own narrative.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD
 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Women with Book

  Women with Book is another work that depicts the female figure reading.  The Chicago 'L' generally doesn't bring to mind this solitary pleasure.  Yet,  Women with Book has found a place of her own.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

The Platform

  The Platform is part of a series focused on the female figure reading.  The quiet nature of this pursuit, set in the busy cityscape provides an escape into the imagination...the very same from where art is created.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Breaker

  Breaker is part of a series to do with the female figure reading.  This figure is sitting near the ocean on a cement breaker.  I try to simplify and leave out as much factual detail as possible.

$ 160.00  12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Rumble

  Rumble is part of the series with the female figure reading as the main subject.  The title comes from the idea of capturing the fell of the image so well that you can almost hear the sounds.  This figure is waiting for the next train while a car rumbles by.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Monday, October 5, 2015

Hanger On

  Hanger On is part of a series that illustrates the female figure reading.  I use subdued colors in these subway scenes to better convey the mood of inside a subway car.  Isabel Bishop is an artist which I admire who did similar scenes.  As you looked at her work you could almost hear the rumblings of the subway car.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD
 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Down Time Commuter

  Down Time Commuter is part of a series that focuses on the female figure reading.  By far, I've done more works in this series than any other.  The different scenarios, indoor or outdoor, subway or beach, is what makes have such longevity.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD


Friday, October 2, 2015

Green Grass Fashion Magazine

  Green Grass and Fashion Magazine is part of a series depicting the female figure reading.  This figure is reclining in a grassy area while reading a fashion magazine.  Those are the literal details but my main goal is to have the natural environment encompass the figure.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Figure Scape

  Figure Scape is part of a series that depicts the female figure reading.  These scenes of the figure reading on the beach convey more of a surreal feeling.  The empty space and non descript  objects add to the mood.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Monday, September 28, 2015

High Knees

  High Knees is part of a series to do with athletes and sporting events.  When I first glanced at this painting thoughts of Leroy Neiman came to mind.  I remember looking at his sports themed works, not by choice but rather, they were everywhere you looked if you watched sports.  They became so ingrained in your mind.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Gang Tackle

  Gang Tackle is part of a series to do with sports or athletic events.  I particularly like the sport of football because of the human struggle element.  The figures are caught in violent struggles with legs and arms moving in all directions.

$ 160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD

Friday, September 25, 2015

Comfortable Park Bench

  Comfortable Park Bench is part of a series that focuses on the female figure reading.  Everyday common scenes are the images I like to do the most.  These urban genre paintings work the best when they are executed on a small scale.

$160.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen
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SOLD