Friday, April 11, 2014

Abstract Coffee Can Floral - Work in Progress

Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 20, will update this listing with newer photos upon completion. More work needed, with the leaves, background, stems and foreground area, and yes... I do believe the world needs another abstract coffee can Floral! What fun it's been doing this series of abstract florals. I'm finding it hard to stop. Seriously considering doing another birch tree painting after this one is done.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Abstract Floral - Roses in Vase

Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 20, shot several photos, close ups, to give viewers a better feel for this piece. Roses in Vase is available for sale. Price $175.00 plus $27.50 shipping UPS. If interested please email regarding framing options. This item ships Internationally, please contact me for shipping prices for your country location.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Abstract Floral in Blue Vase

Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 20, shot several photos, close ups, to give viewers a better feel for this piece. This painting was great fun to do and looking forward to doing more going forward. Abstract Floral in Blue Vase is available for sale. Price $175.00 plus $27.50 shipping UPS. If interested please email regarding framing options. This item ships Internationally, please contact me for shipping prices for your country location.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Palette Knife Floral- Garden Path II- Canvas Panel 11 x 14

Garden Path II is an 11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas Panel, mounted on a self-constructed frame, 1.5 inch sides painted black. Hanging hardware attached, ready for your wall right out of the box! Expedited Shipping USPS in one business day! Price: $79.95 Shipping $15.00. International orders please email me for pricing in your country location!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Palette Knife Floral - Garden Path - Canvas Panel - 11 x 14

Garden Path is an 11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas Panel, mounted on a self-constructed frame, 1.5 inch sides painted black. Hanging hardware attached, ready for your wall right out of the box! Expedited Shipping USPS in one business day! Price: $79.95 Shipping $15.00. International orders please email me for pricing in your location!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Old Door with Potted Plants

Acrylic on Canvas Panel, 12 x 16, framed with 1.5 inch stretcher bars and claw tooth hanger attached, Side Painted Black, when finished it can be hung as is. What great fun this piece has been so far, some palette knife work and brush work too. Falling more in love with impressionism with each new painting, this piece was not pre-sketched unto the panel. I did it alla prima style just painting with the brush, eye balling and approximating the shapes and color values as I went. Painting loosely with painterly flare, something I've always struggled to achieve seem to come effortlessly with this piece. Used the palette knife to cut into the florals and negative space in between. Also used it to apply heavier texture in areas of the door. I do not photograph paintings very well and photographed several of these images in poor lighting. Photographed from different angles so viewers can get a better feel for this painting, Looks better in person. "Old Door with Potted Plants currently on exhibit at the Rebel's Center Gallery and is available for sale - $150.00. Free local pick up. Professionally packaged and insured to avoid transit damage. Ships USPS $20.00 Expedited shipping in one business day. If you have any questions regarding this transaction or any other of my listings please email me!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Walk in the Park - Acrylic on Canvas - 24 x 30 - Huge Center Piece Wall Art

The following works in progress are part of my continuing experimentation with palette knife paintings. They are all in various stages of completion and I'll post updates as the work progresses. These studies are inspired by contemporary Master painters as well as old impressionist Masters like Monet,Van Gogh & others who paved the way for wanna be impressionist like me. I heard it once said if you want to learn something well, try learning from the best! This is what I'm trying to do here. This blog started as a way of documenting & sharing my journey as an artist with others, An attempt on my part to learn a new skill set while at the same time benefiting from the therapy it provides. As previously stated Art as a healing medium both spiritual, psychological & emotional has been well documented...it has proven for me to be a God send. I know practically no one reads this blog and I have very few followers, but that doesn't really matter. I know I will always be a perpetual student of the arts, I will probably never have "arrived or made it." I started much too late to hope for anything more than that. But one thing I know for sure, if it wasn't for God & Art...I'd probably be dead by now. This painting is now completed & currently on exhibit at Memorial Hospital Rebel's Center Gallery and is available for sale. It is prominently displayed as you enter the lobby area. I'm humbled & flattered they chose such a nice location for this painting. Price: $395.00. Shipping UPS $40.00

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Only in my Dreams: Acrylic on Canvas- 18 x 24

More fun with palette knives, will update as work progresses, hope your having as much fun viewing these as I am doing them! Sometimes I think I'm just talking to myself! Artist Note: This painting is now complete and currently on exhibit at Memorial Hospital Rebels Center Gallery. "Only in my Dreams" is available for sale. Price: $350.00-Shipping UPS $40.00)- (

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Small Format Art - (SFA) - Landscape - 8 x 10 Canvas Panel - Reflections

Acrylic on 8 X 10 Canvas Panel with self-constructed frame, 2 inch sides, claw hanging hardware attached, sides painted black. Love doing this one, palette knife used for texture on the water & trees, brushes on skyline. This piece currently on exhibit at the Memorial Hospital Rebels Center Gallery.