Monday, April 24, 2017

In and Out

  In and Out is part of a series of urban landscapes.  The title refers to the sunlight coming and in and out of the picture.  At just the right time, the light came can create small, broken patterns on the sidewalks.  It contrasts with the large, dark shapes of the buildings.

$ 180 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen

SOLD

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hailing Taxi

  Hailing Taxi is part of a series of urban landscape paintings.  I try to develop an approach to these paintings.  My hope is they move in some direction away from where I was before.  In this case, I use less detail than in previous works from a year ago.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Other Side of the Tracks

  Other Side of the Tracks is part of a series of urban landscapes.  This is one of the rare works where there are no figures in the scene.  After 15 years of illustrating mostly the figure,  It's refreshing to tell a story without any figures.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen

Thursday, March 9, 2017

  On the Beach is part of a series of retro paintings.  Occasionally, I'll use old photographs as reference material to produce paintings.  I'm drawn to the images form the 1940's and 50's.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen

SOLD

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

  Red Rain Coat is part of a series of urban landscape works.  The weather changes every 15 minutes or so here in Chicago.   It creates opportunities for different climate paintings.  You have to be ready for anything and roll with it.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen

SOLD

Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Loop

  The Loop is part of a series of urban city scenes.  When it's winter time I tend to do works that involve snow.  I usually combine it with buildings or trains.  The title refers to the downtown area of Chicago where the train runs in a one-way circular pattern.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen

SOLD

Friday, March 3, 2017

Brown Line

  Brown Line is part of a series of modern urban landscape paintings.  The contrast of a winter snow and the steel of the train tracks has interested me for a long time.  Many of Hopper's earlier works depicted the man versus nature theme also.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Two Months

  Two Months is part of a series to do with urban landscapes.  The title comes from the two months of summer we have in Chicago, July and August.  I push more and more to eliminate the details in these street scenes.  The lower portion crowd scene is a good example of this.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen

SOLD


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Traffic State Street

  Traffic State Street is part of a series of urban landscapes.  Capturing the mood is more important in these city scenes.  The details are far less important and can add up to be too much for the human eye to take in.

$ 180.00 12 x 16 oil on linen

SOLD


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wabash Bridge

  Wabash Bridge is part of a series to do with urban landscapes.  I moved to Chicago about 10 years ago with the idea of painting the city.  It appeared to be a never ending resource for paintings.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen

SOLD

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Perpendicular Shadow

  Perpendicular Shadow is part of a series to do with people coming and going in the city.  I started doing paintings for this series about 8 years ago.  I remember being struck by the drama of light clothed figures stepping out of dark shadows.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen

SOLD


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Light at the End

  Light at the End is part of a series of urban landscapes.  Even though I grew up in the country, the city scenes have always intrigued me more.  In fact, I don't believe I've ever done a nature landscape in 20 years.  The random effects of light coming through a stack of buildings strikes a much more interesting design.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Forty-Sixth Street

  Forty-Sixth Street in NYC is typical of midtown hustle and bustle.  Many things are coming at you at once including signage and billboards.  An overload on the senses.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen

SOLD

Monday, February 13, 2017

Marquee


  Marquee is part of a series of urban landscapes.  In this series, I prefer images that don't involve historic buildings or monuments.  Much to do about nothing, raises more questions to the viewer. 

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen

SOLD

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Near South Side


  Near South Side is part of a series to do with urban landscapes.  The contrast of snow and steel always interests me.  That combination can easily be found in Chicago.  Also, I've always admired the George Bellows snow scenes.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Flat Iron

  Flat Iron is part of a series depicting urban landscapes.  The Flat iron building in NYC is a very iconic structure, in particular to artists.  Many artist such as Andy Warhol, The Ashcan School, and most of the Pulp Fiction Artists, used space in this building to create their works.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen

SOLD


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Waitress in Yellow

  Waitress in Yellow is part of a series to do with dining or scenes at a restaurant.  Genre paintings work best when they are done small in size.  They're small moments in time captured on small canvases.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen

SOLD


Monday, January 30, 2017

Maxwell Street

  Maxwell Street is part of a series focusing on urban landscapes.  In Chicago, Maxwell Street was known to be a place where you could buy anything from a pair of socks to a Polish hot dog.  The scene no longer exists and looks totally different now.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen


Monday, January 23, 2017

Slow Period Coffee Shop


 Slow Period Coffee Shop is part of a series that covers the scenes found in diners, bars, and restaurants.  In the winter, when it gets dark around 4 or 5 o'clock, the inside of coffee shops attracts your attention.  Also, the crowds are very sparse leaving workers with much time on their hands.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x16 oil on linen

SOLD


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pedestrians in Snow


  Pedestrians in Snow depicts pedestrians in their struggle to commute back and forth to work.  The commuter in unfavorable weather conditions always fascinated me.  I guess from growing up in a rural area where everyone drove to work.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen

SOLD


Friday, January 20, 2017

The Sunny Side

  The Sunny Side is part of a series of urban landscape works.  I haven't done urban works in quite a while and do miss it.  In these landscapes the more banal, the better.  I like to think these paintings  are about nothing at all.   I avoid historic landmarks as a rule.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x16 oil on linen

SOLD

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Deck






 Deck is part of a series to do with the dining experience.  The topic of conversation is the main subject of this painting.  But it's non-visible to the viewer.  A scenario which many of Hopper's paintings where built upon.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen

SOLD

Monday, January 16, 2017

Crosswalk Manhattan

  Crosswalk Manhattan is part of a series to do with urban landscapes.  I depict New York City in many of these works because of the time I spent there doing Art Fairs.  If you look closely, the sky is slightly darker than it should be.  I purposely do this to add a surreal effect.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen

SOLD


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Coffee Maker


  Coffee Maker is part of a series to do with the dining experience.  This painting reminds me of my mother and aunt who worked in diners and coffee shops.  The time period is set around early 1970's or late 60's.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on linen

SOLD

Friday, January 13, 2017

Afternoon Manhattan


  Afternoon Manhattan is part of a series focusing on cityscapes.  In the afternoon as the sun sets, the light cuts through the busy streets.  In this case, it parts the cars and pedestrians like the Red Sea.

$ 180.00 USD 12 x 16 oil on panel

SOLD


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Waitres Setting the Table

 
  Waitress Setting the Table is part of a series to do with the dining experience.  I usually focus on the servers or cooks in these works.  I haven't posted in about a year.  Thought I should get back to it.  Wanted to give a shout out to the Reese family in Columbus, Ohio for being a great host.  We really enjoyed our stay over the holidays.  Learned a new trick, clean your oven when you want the guest to leave.

$180.00 USD

SOLD