Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Larne, Northern Ireland

Finished this one up before work this morning. Loved playing with the textures and colors in this one. Still fairly subdued, but hopefully the point comes across.

"Larne, Northern Ireland"
16" x 30", oil on linen, mostly knife



Monday, September 28, 2009

NOLA Series - #2

Here's my next installment in the New Orleans Lower 9th Ward Series. Thanks for looking.

5" x 7", oil on canvas

Sunday, September 27, 2009

NOLA - Lower 9th Ward Series - #1

I've been thinking for some time about starting a series of small knife paintings based on the views I find through Google Street View in the area of New Orleans called the Lower 9th Ward. As most people know, this was one area hit devastatingly hard during Hurricane Katrina, and the resulting flooding caused by broken levees.

I've picked ten views on which to base the paintings. I seriously doubt that anyone will look at any of these paintings and proclaim their beauty. That's okay.

"NOLA - Lower 9th Ward Series - #1"
5" x 7", oil on canvas panel, palette knife

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Two for Lunch

This one is mostly palette knife work. Constantly trying to push myself, and trying hard to simplify details.

Adding a few detail shots. Thanks for looking.

"Two for Lunch"
30" x 30", oil on linen




Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dana Point Surf

Tried a square format with this one. This is also all painting knives. The beach view is of Dana Point, California, and the sky is from my head. I'm going to have to try and photograph this one as a whole again at some point. The pic didn't turn out well at all. Including some details shots. Thanks for looking.

"Dana Point Surf"
30" x 30", oil on strecthed linen, palette knife





Sunday, September 20, 2009

Roman Alley

My further efforts to simplify masses. Thanks for looking.

"Roman Alley"
16" x 24", oil on linen

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Norwich Sky

This one is a bit of a different take than usual for me. It was fun working with both brushes and knives. Thanks for looking. Let me know what you think. I'm adding a detail shot of part of the lower building mass.

"Norwich Sky"
22" x 12", oil on unstretched linen

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Saint Remy Chateau

Here's my latest. I'm adding a couple of detail pics, as the painting as a whole didn't photograph that well.

"Saint Remy Chateau"
24" x 30", oil on linen



Sunday, September 13, 2009

Landscape at Saint Martin la Plaine

Here's one I did today. The landscape part is from Google Street View. It's in France. The peasant woman is compliments of my good friend Pissaro. She hails from one of my favorite paintings by him. I do hope he doesn't mind loaning her to me for a short time. Although he might be spinning at his easel with the outcome.

This one was fast and loose. A bit more dark and impressionistic than my normal. Thanks for looking.

"Landscape at Saint Martin la Plaine"
12" x 24", oil on linen

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Oxford Shadows and a Radio Show

Here's my latest effort. A view of a city street in Oxford, UK.

I also did a short radio appearance today on talkSPORT radio in England. It was sort of a game show where people asked me "yes or no" questions to try and determine why I had been in the British papers lately. Nobody could figure it out. Then I answered a few normal questions. My home line was horrible with static, combined with the British accents, I had to concentrate pretty hard to figure out what was being asked of me.  Really fun though. And I appreciate them asking me to be on the show.

"Oxford Shadows"
24" x 30", oil on linen

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Daily Mail Article & Metro Article

Here's a link to the Daily Mail article that ran today online...


Here's the Metro article also.

The Daily Telegraph, 10 Sep 2009. Page 3

Below you'll find page 3 from the September 10th edition of the Daily Telegraph. As one of Britain's largest read newspapers, I'm very happy and honored to be included. This is the printed edition, and they also included the story online.

I also have news that Britain's The Sun ran a two-page spread of my paintings today, and called me "Vincent Van Google". Ha! Sadly, their print edition isn't available online (not that I could find anyway), but the journalist who did the story is sending me one via snail mail. Metro ran the story also in their print and online editions.

The Daily Telegraph
10 Sep 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

Lane with Trees

I did this big one today. Thanks for looking.

24" x 48", oil on linen

Crocus Creek

Here's a little plein air piece I did with a knife yesterday in the northern part of Cumberland County, Kentucky.

8" x 10", oil on mounted linen

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Here's a painting just completed. Thanks for looking.

24" x 30", oil on linen

Tuesday, September 1, 2009