Friday, September 26, 2008

Three's Company

6"x6" oil on panel
This is my contribution to this week's posting of Different Strokes From Different Folks.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Bench Warmer

8"x6" oil on canvas
My version of the third posting on Karin Jurick's blog Different Strokes From Different Folks.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The ceiling far

Well, the progress is going slowly, but I am happy with the way it is looking. The main pain is getting the perspective to look right. More photos will be posted later.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Beach Scene

6"x8" oil on canvas
This is my version of Karin Jurick's second posting on her Different Strokes from Different Folks blog. On the original photo there was an actual house with telephone poles. I wanted to make my version a casual getaway.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My New Mural Project

Well, I am currently working on a mural for the ceiling of our master bedroom - it is my anniversary present to my wife and it is something she has wanted for a long time.
The mural is inspired by eighteenth-century ceiling murals found in Venetian palazzi and will include a balustrade with urns, lots of blue sky with scudding clouds, a few birds flying about, and last but not least a couple of putti with a long garland of flowers. I will be posting photos of my progress soon.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Karin's Jack

8"x8" oil on canvas
One of my favorite artists, Karin Jurick , has set up a new website, Different Strokes From Different Folks , where once a week she will post a photograph on the site and invite artists to take that photo and do a version of it in their own style. This is my version of the first posting, Karin's beloved dog, Jack.
30% of the sale of this painting will be donated to the ASPCA in memory of Jack.