Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

First Solo Exhibition

My first solo show was a success!  Great turnout and pretty good pre-sales and sales on the opening night.  I am humbled and grateful.  Thank you, A Gallery for giving me the chance!  And thank you all, for taking the time out of your schedule to attend the reception.




Monday, October 11, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Gas Station 002


Gas Station 002 / 84" x 16" / oil on canvas / 2010
available at 'A' Gallery, Salt Lake City Utah

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Urinal Row 001


Urinal Row 001 / 48" x 12" / oil on canvas / 2010

This was loosely based on a men's restroom at JFK Airport in New York City.
available at 'A' Gallery, Salt Lake City Utah

Monday, September 20, 2010

Whole Foods 009


Whole Foods 009 / 96" x 15" / oil on canvas / 2010
available at 'A' Gallery, Salt Lake City Utah

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Subway 002


Subway 002 / 60" x 14" / oil on canvas / 2010
available at 'A' Gallery, Salt Lake City Utah

Homeless 001


This is definitely not one of my best executed painting technically(not that I ever have painted well) but it is a subject matter I had to get onto the canvas. There are alot of subject matters and ideas and spaces that float around in my head that seem very interesting to me but not necessarily translate successfully on canvas.  Obviously I am not so much interested in the figure itself, but rather, I am more interested in composing as a whole: the figure, the setting, its essence and its position in context.  This was something I just had to get off my chest.

Homeless 001 / 16" x 20" / oil on canvas / 2010
available at 'A' Gallery, Salt Lake City Utah

Friday, September 3, 2010

Beer Can 001


Beer Can 001 / 12" x 9" / oil on canvasboard / 2010
available at 'A' Gallery, Salt Lake City Utah

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pilsner, Wheat, Amber, Stout



Pilsner, Wheat, Amber, Stout / 5" x 7" (4 set) / oil on canvasboard / 2010
available at 'A' Gallery, Salt Lake City Utah

Monday, August 23, 2010

Subway 001


Subway 001 / 30" x 24" / oil on canvas / 2010
available at: 'A' Gallery, Salt Lake City Utah

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Spam 003


Spam 003 / 14" x 11" / oil on canvasboard / 2010
available at: 'A' Gallery, Salt Lake City Utah

Laundromat 022


Laundromat 022 / 16" x 12" / oil on canvasboard / 2010
available at: 'A' Gallery, Salt Lake City Utah

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New York Taxi Cab 001


New York Taxi Cab 001 / 48" x 12"/ oil on canvas / 2010
available at : 'A' Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

More glazing

This painting has a mixture of a Transparent Earth Yellow and Transparent Gold Ochre glaze.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Glazing, Gravity & Godspeed

OK, after being under the heater for a full day, the painting is dry 'to the touch'.  I usually do my glazing with my painting lying flat. The reason for this is that I am relying on gravity to pull the pigments into the cracks and valleys of my brush strokes.  This contributes to the grungy feel that I am after.

I have a few days to finish my last 3 paintings for the show, including this one.  Sometimes i wish I painted in acrylics, as it dries instantly......nah, oils is still my favorite medium.  It's funny when something was introduced to you at 18, it tends to stick with you.  I was listening to Echo & the Bunnymen while I was doing this, by the way.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dry painting,dry!

I threw out all my driers back in the 90's knowing that they were all very toxic: copal medium, cobalt drier, and Japan drier.  So nowadays, I speed up the drying time on my paintings by heat only, and of course time. As you know, oil paintings do not dry by evaporation of water but rather oxygenation of the oil and pigments.  After some research the only methods that would speed up the oils to a degree of solid form is to add heat and alcohol.  So after I am done with a painting and need for it to dry quickly, I will spray a little alcohol and sit it in front of a heater.  Titanium white and all cadmiums takes the longest to dry and surprisingly Yellow Ochre too!  The reason for the rush is that I still do a glazing process after the painting is dried to the touch.

If anyone knows a better method, I'd love to know!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Laundromat 017

24" x 16" / oil on canvas / 2010
available at: http://www.bicagallery.com/beta2/
Final glazes were Sap Green and Transparent Orange.  Then a Burnt Umber and Ultramarine glazes to the right and bottom.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Steel Bridge 001

Not so pleased with this one, but I need to move on.  This is based on a bridge in Portland, Oregon.
24" x 12" / oil on canvas / 2010
Available at: http://www.bicagallery.com/beta2/

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Union Pacific 025

I have two big shows coming up this year:  a four-person group show in April at my new local representation, BICA Gallery, and my first solo show in October at the A Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah.  So you will notice images that may or may not be familiar.  When there is a specific request by clients, I will paint an image again, and this is an example of it.  Although it may not appear that I am exploring new visions or continuing on a linear, progressive path, part of that journey is to revisit an old painting and doing it again to make it better, at least try to.
8" x 10" / oil on canvasboard / 2010
Available at: http://www.bicagallery.com/beta2/

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Laundromat 016

This painting's compostion was based on the Golden Section.  As you can see, I didn't stay strictly to the golden rule's divisional lines.



48" x 30" / oil on canvas / 2010
Available at: http://www.agalleryonline.com/