Monday, January 22, 2018

Railroad Crossing (Saturday Morning)

Click to Bid,   Acrylic on panel, 14 by 18 inches,
I've always been interested in graffiti. I grew up near a train track and we saw plenty of graffiti.
The spray cans used in graffiti painting are similar to airbrush painting. (Except on a larger scale.) Recently I was lucky enough to photograph some graffiti painted train cars in my hometown.  Those photos were used as reference in the painting process.

Frisket film used in painting "Railroad Crossing (Saturday Morning)"

In the upper left photo you can see a poster board stencil used in painting the black train door.  I cut this stencil to make the painting process of the door easier and less time consuming.  In the lower photo you can see the frisk used in painting the yellow train car.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Recurring Dream # 9

Click to Bid,   18 by 24 inches,   Acrylic on acid free illustration board
In this piece I wanted to combine some elements of Surrealism and Trompe l'oeil with a touch of Abstract Expressionism.  I used a printing block and acrylic paint to produce the black line patterns on the lower two-thirds of the painting. The top landscape was painted using freehand airbrush.  An airbrush and frisk film was used in the painting process of the figures and photos.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Ebb Tide # 8

Click to Bid,   8 by 10 inches,  Acrylic on acid free illustration board
I decided to keep the colors more warm in this painting.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Cardinal in the Pines

Click to Bid,  8 by 10 inches,  Acrylic on acid free illustration board
I decided to do the snowflakes with airbrush as opposed to the spattering technique with toothbrush.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Pop

Click to bid,  11 by 14 inches,   Acrylic on acid free illustration board
I purchased this vintage carton of soda last December at an area flea market.  I had planned to do a painting using it as reference at that time.  Now a year later I finally have the painting completed. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Misty Rose

Click to Bid,   13 by 20 inches,  Acrylic on panel,
Until now most of my floral painting subjects have usually been irises or zinnias.  I know roses have always been a favorite of artists.  Finally I've painted a rose that I am very happy with.