Sunday, September 27, 2009

"White Flower Paperweight" 6x6

Oil on Panel 6"x 6"

Like most painters I am always on the look out for interesting subject matter. Flea markets are a great source of material for still life paintings. I found this hand blown paperweight at the flea market in Long Beach.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Tick-Tock" 6x8

Oil on Panel 6"x 8"

This clock has been floating around my studio for a while. I’ve held off on painting it because I knew that, when I did paint it, I wanted it to be more than just a painting of a clock. It finally struck me last week. I adding a few ingredients and was able to take this clock from humble timepiece to representing a perception.

This is my take on the Doomsday Clock. The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clock face, maintained since 1947 by the board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at University of Chicago.

Originally, the analogy represented the perception of how close the threat of global nuclear war was, but since includes climate-changing technologies and "new developments in the life sciences” that could inflict irrevocable harm. The closer the clock is to midnight, the closer the world is to global disaster.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"Peony" 6x6

Oil on Panel NFS

I have wanted to paint a Peony for a while. My main concern was to capture the delicate nature of the petals. It helped to not be to heavy handed with the colors in shadow.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

"Lilies" 30x30

"Lilies" 30"x 30" Oil on Panel
This was a big painting for me. At the beginning, looking at a blank panel 30x30 made me a little nervous, but as the panel started filling with color I became more comfortable. It got me thinking -- hmmmm – what would it be like to paint something REALLY big.