Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sleigh Bells Ring
Acrylic on Multimedia Artboard
14" x 17"
(framed dimensions)
Private Collection

To paint this piece, I hung a strand of sleigh bells from the light that is clamped to the top of my easel. For lighting purposes this idea worked great. However, every time my brush pushed against the painting surface it would wiggle the easel which in turn would cause the sleigh bells to ring. I hadn't counted on this, but it sure made for a joyful painting experience, as well as an obvious title choice!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

For Keeps
Acrylic on Multimedia Artboard
7" x7"
Private Collection
My daughter, Meg, had her car stolen in Montreal last June. Among the contents of the car was a treasured marble that once belonged to my Dad. He had passed his marble bag along to me years ago, so for Christmas I selected another marble for Meg to replace the one that went missing. For safe measure, I did a painting of it for her as well. Hopefully, this marble will be...for keeps.

Barn Board Blues
Acrylic on Multimedia Artboard
19" x 19"
(framed dimensions)
$225.00 plus shipping
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Many layers of light acrylic washes were used to create this painting.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Acrylic on Multimedia Artboard
13" X 13"
Private Collection

This painting was done as a gift for my brother, Dan. He and Jim each own their own pool tables. Unbeknownst to them, I took a series of reference photos for Combo and Soft Break (below) during a stay at Dan's house a year or so ago. Dan had a hand in the naming this painting just as Jim did for his.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Soft Break
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
24" x 8"
Private Collection

This was a Christmas gift for my brother, Jim, who spends much of his off time shooting pool. The colors and perspective made this a fun painting to work on. Jim helped me title the painting. A 'soft break' is a shot purposefully meant to keep the balls close together.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Unveiling
Acrylic on Multimedia Arboard
14" x14"
(framed dimensions)
I was on my way to work early one morning and pulled off to the side of the road to watch (and photograph) these two trees emerging from the mist. What a way to start the day...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

In Plain View
Acrylic on Canson Montval Acrylic Paper
15" x 18"
(framed dimensions)
$155.00 plus shipping
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This scene is just up the road from our home. Over the years, I've probably driven by this spot hundreds of times, but only recently noticed it on a snowy walk just after a storm.