Friday, May 29, 2015

Charles Mickle Sr.

Charles Mickle Sr.  20 x 16 oil on stretched canvas  SOLD
A commissioned oil portrait done from an old black and white photo. This distinguished gentleman was an ancestor of the client's family. A great face to paint.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Crisp 8 x 10 acrylic on stretched canvas  SOLD
Two of my favorite subjects for a simple still life: some crisp apples and my little brass pot.  This time it's a bold and bright interpretation in acrylic on canvas.

Monday, May 25, 2015


Salon 24 x 30 oil on stretched canvas
At 24 by 30 inches, "Salon" is one of my larger pieces -- a traditional figurative in oil on stretched canvas. I used the complementaries of yellow and purple to provide a lush backdrop for a classic nude pose.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cottage Friends

Cottage Friends 14 x 18 oil on stretched canvas  NFS
These two young lads share adventures every summer. Cottage friendships like theirs can often last a lifetime.  Perhaps one day, their own sons and daughters will share summer adventures too.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Slipper Bath

Slipper Bath 20 x 16 oil on stretched canvas  SOLD
I love doing these paintings of classic nudes that evoke an earlier time. Fortunately, my wonderful model can adopt a marvelous vintage look. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Little Bear

Little Bear 10 x 8 oil on stretched canvas  SOLD
Up a tree is the safest place to be. One thing every little bear cub learns early on. This oil on canvas will take a few days to be dry enough for shipping,

Monday, May 11, 2015

Red Settee

Red Settee 10 x 12 oil on stretched canvas SOLD
This small figurative painting features a vintage settee which seems to fit the model's circa-1920's look.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Bubble Breeze

Bubble Breeze 16 x 12 acrylic on stretched canvas  SOLD
Summer, sunshine, and blowing bubbles equals just plain fun. This little acrylic painting is based on a photo of my niece.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Blue Reflections

Blue Reflections 10 x 8 acrylic on stretched canvas  SOLD
A small acrylic portrait study of a favorite model -- who is also a friend and fellow artist.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Peck of Painted Peppers

Peck of Painted Peppers 8 x 10 acrylic on canvas  SOLD
Love the array of colors you can find in bell peppers. They're juicy, crunchy, and colorful -- a cook's delight!

Friday, May 01, 2015

Quiet Thoughts

Quiet Thoughts 11 x 14 soft pastel on Canson paper  NFS
This young girl is a favorite model -- a lovely young woman in every way. Normally in perpetual motion, it's rare to find her still. I did, however, manage to capture a photo of her in one such quiet moment. This pastel is the result, and it's a treasured part of my own collection.