Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Sears Spaceliner Diptych

Sears Spaceliner   |   24 x 48   |   Oil on panel


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sears Spaceliner - fore portion of diptych

After many delays, numerous distractions and more than a few detours I've finally finished the front portion of the Sears Spaceliner diptych. My problem now is how to display them. 1.) Paint the sides the background color then hang them side by side without framing them. Good but the hardboard panels are brittle and the edges can easily chip. 2.) Frame each one separately. Good but there's a lot of bulk in two frames hanging side by side. 3.) Frame them both within a single frame with a small space between each panel. Good, but does it loose some of that "diptych" quality? This option also limits the hanging possibilities. This is going to take some thought.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Sears Spaceliner - aft portion of diptych

Spaceliner  |  24 x 24  |  Oil on panel

Well, painting during the breaks between seemingly endless distractions I was finally able to finish the aft portion of my Sears Spaceliner diptych. I believe a more conducive working environment is in my future, so I'm confident that the "fore" portion will go much quicker. 

Monday, January 01, 2018

Happy New Year!

I just wanted to thank everyone who took the time to visit my site this year and I hope you all have a great 2018!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Spaceliner In Progress: Day 9

Spaceliner  |  24 x 24  |  Oil on panel

Inching along. As of day 9.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Spaceliner in Progress: Day 6

Spaceliner  |  24 x 24  |  Oil on panel

My plan is to post one of these every three or four days, depending on my schedule.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Spaceliner In Progress: Day 3

Spaceliner  |  24 x 24  |  Oil on panel

I've got a new painting started of a groovy Sears Spaceliner bicycle. It's a deceptively simple composition, but it's going to take a while to complete, so I've decided to post some in progress images. I'm not sure whether this should be a diptych or offered as two individual paintings. The fore and aft images are on their panels and the first layer of the background is in for both to assure consistency of color. Diptych or not, I guess I'll wait until they are complete to choose, or let the gallery make that decision. Karen swears it has to be the entire bike.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017


B-25  |  24 x 24  |  Oil on panel

I finished up this new B-25 a couple of nights ago and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. It was pure pleasure to paint. I've got a new composition ready to go that I'm excited about as well. Can't wait to get started. It's of a really cool bicycle that was on display at the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Karen's Solo Show at Shain Gallery

Sybil and Karen as the evening began.

We went up to Charlotte on Friday to take part in the opening night reception of Karen's solo show at Shain Gallery. This was Karen's first show at Shain Gallery with its new owner Sybil Godwin. Sybil had been the director of the gallery for years and took ownership in August. She and her staff did a great job hanging and promoting the show. Numerous red dots before the doors even opened. 

The weather was perfect that evening and the crowd began to build quickly. Among the guests were many familiar faces and dedicated collectors of Karen's work. By the time the doors closed there were a total of 12 sales! A very successful show by my reckoning. 

Not one to rest on her laurels Karen will be part of a group show here in Atlanta at Mason Fine Art on Thursday November 2nd. If you're in town stop by.

Here are some images of Friday's show.

"Rescue" in the front window of the gallery

Eli the Director and Lou running the bar

the main room prior to opening

the first two arrivals
the crowd begins to grow

Karen taking a break at the bar with Lou

the night begins to wind down
Sybil works out the details of a sale

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Corporate Commission: Snickers

Snickers  |  30 x 30  |  oil on canvas

I completed my corporate commission of a Snickers bar last night. It'll be leaving here to take a place next to its brethren on a wall in the boardroom of a large  printing company here in Atlanta. Now it's on to whatever is going to be next. I'm still looking at a number of compositions I'd like to do. It may have something to do with aviation.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

ViewMaster No.2

ViewMaster No. 2  |  24 x 24  |  Oil on Panel

I finished up ViewMaster No. 2 last night. Now it's on to a new corporate commission for a company here in Atlanta. I did five paintings for them a number of years ago that were hung in the boardroom. Now they are ready to add a couple of additional products. I may post a few "in progress" shots.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Pool Bowl: Commission

Pool Bowl: Commission  |  16 x 16  |  Oil on panel

I just finished a commission for a "pool bowl" painting, and am now about halfway through another ViewMaster. Larger than the first I did years ago. I should have it completed in the next week or so.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Triumph No. 2 Complete

Triumph No. 2   |   30 x 30   |   Oil on panel

I don't know exactly how long I've worked on this painting, but I know I started it sometime in late March. I've never spent anywhere near this amount of time on a single painting before, but I got caught up in this one and couldn't let it go. I don't know if it was indulgence or obsessiveness that motivated me to take my time, but now after nearly three months I'm calling it done. I have to admit it felt a little weird taking it off the easel to make ready for my next painting. 

Saturday, May 06, 2017

International Artist Magazine

International Artist Magazine  June/July 2017

A few weeks ago I received an email from Vincent Miller, publisher of International Artist Magazine and its managing editor Rochelle Belsito, inviting me to show my work in the upcoming June/July issue of their publication. Once the initial rush of their offer diminished I continued to read and learned that I had my choice of of two feature options. I could choose either the four page "Master Painters of the World" or the eight page "Come Inside My Studio". Not being a very wordy guy and preferring to show multiple paintings rather than concentrate on the production of a single piece I chose the first option. I don't think this issue is on the news stands as yet, but they sent me a few copies, so if you'd like to see my four pages (five if you include the contents page which also has one of my paintings, really proud of that) you can see hi res scans of the article on my website. Here's a link to those pages.