In the fall of 2014 I started painting with acrylics. As with spray paint, it was all (and still is) experimental. My first project was exciting – painting with Q-tips, trying to render the close up effects of pixelation. I later discovered that it had been done before (of course) and was more commonly known as Pointillism.
Helena Bonham Carter – I didn’t quite get her as an adult.
Afterwards, I moved into straight brushwork, alternating between any subject that met my fancy, whether it be people, animals or landscapes.
Winters Day – I was going for perspective in this.
Asleep in the Meadow – I tend to use a lot of metallic paint in my work.
My first cat painting.
Sort of pointillism – this is white paint on black canvas. The subject is Audrey Hepburn.
Nobility Among the Animals – an attempt to capture the unusually beautiful.
My second cat – I’m infatuated with their eyes.
So if you unfocus your eyes, you’ll get why I entitled this “Natures Bosom”
Girl in the Window.
I love this painting and so do over a thousand others (thank you!). Someone else loved it more, so I gave it to her.
The Garden – This was the first attempt at using a background matte to offset the brighter colors on top.
The latest work I did for a friend. As I told him, I never said I was a realist….
A special woman. Acrylic on Canvas. I really like working with black canvas.
The next three are exploratory pieces:
I’m a fan of Vermeer and Cezzane, so this was a fusion of the two.
I channeled the work of Caspar Friedrich for this piece.
Here, we have a mix of Decalcomania, Impasto and my own method of creating forests.
Untitled. I incorporated my seeming habit of painting women and landscapes, along with a little rain. The
goal was a woman looking up in wonder at a storm. Others have expressed a myriad of opinions regarding
A brief foray into abstract art. The focus, beauty in the mundane – this case the beaten, worn tabletop at the Pour House in Gaithersburg, MD.
Woman at (a) Table. I was impressed with the source image lighting and contrast. I’d found it on the Getty site, and so I purchased a license to incorporate it into my work. The results look nothing alike, but that is part of my charm.