Sunday, December 7, 2014

Patrick J. Curtin

My portrait of Patrick J. Curtin, Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors LLC, in Ferndale, MI.

Fine art prints are available here.

Oil on linen, 20 x 16 inches, 2014
#136

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mark R. Weber, PhD

Dr. Weber was president of the Grosse Pointe War Memorial for over thirty years. It was a pleasure and an honor to paint his portrait.

Fine art prints are available here.

Oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches, 2014
#135

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Pouring Water

The original is available through the David Klein Gallery in Birmingham, MI. Fine art prints are available here.

Oil on panel, 24 x 18 inches, 2003.
#134

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sleep

In this 2006 work I tried to capture the feeling of drifting off to sleep at twilight. The dozing cupid echoes the theme.  Available as a fine art print here.

Oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches, 2006

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Light at South Manitou

The lighthouse on South Manitou Island was built in 1871. Only its light is still operative. The island itself is now uninhabited. The original painting and fine art prints are available here.

Oil on canvas paper, 4.5 x 12 inches, 2014
#132

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Two Larger Studies From Glen Haven


These larger studies were done in the barn studio during my recent residency at the Glen Arbor Art Association. Both are oil on canvas, 10 x 20 inches. Fine art prints as well as the originals are available here.

#131

Sunday, September 7, 2014

First Two Studies


These were my first two studies while artist-in-residence at the Glen Arbor Art Association on Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula. The first day it rained heavily, so I opened the barn doors of my studio and painted the granary and surrounding buildings on Thoreson Farm. On the second day the weather still looked threatening, but I did venture out to paint the studio barn itself. Both the originals as well as fine art prints are available here.

#130

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Plein Air Studies from the Leelanau Peninsula





Here are a few plein air studies from my recent residency at the Glen Arbor Art Association. It was a great experience, and I intend to develop these into larger studio paintings. They are all 4.5 x 12 inches, oil on canvas paper. The originals as well as fine art prints are available here.

#129

Monday, August 25, 2014

Artist-In-Residence

In am currently artist-in-residence at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Glen Arbor, MI. The landscape here is astounding, and I am painting plein air every day. The National Park Service offers artist residencies throughout the country. You can read more about it here

I was interviewed about my residency here.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Art Walk Central

I was one of two judges this past weekend at Art Walk Central in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Learn more about it here.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Portrait of Haley

The pose was Haley's own idea. She had a natural talent for modeling. Fine art prints of this painting are available here.

Oil on linen panel, 10 x 8 inches, 2008
#128

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Jordyn

A close-up portrait of a favored model. Prints are available here.

Oil on linen panel, 6 x 6 inches, 2008
#127

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ashley with Flower

Ashley was a favorite model a few years back. Fine art prints of this painting are available here.

Oil on linen panel, 9 x 12 inches, 2008
#126

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Andrea with Kitten

Andrea was a wonderful model. She is also a professional make-up artist. Fine art prints of this painting are available here.

Oil on linen panel, 10 x 8 inches, 2008
#125

Sunday, June 29, 2014

White Dandelions

I've always enjoyed painting skin through sheer fabric. High quality, low cost fine art prints of this painting are available here.

Oil on linen panel, 12 x 9 inches, 2011
#124

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Guitar Player I and II



Ben, the model, did not play guitar but he was an avid hockey player. Both pieces are oil on linen panel, 8 x 10 inches, 2009.

Fine art prints are available here and here.
#123

Monday, June 9, 2014

Naomi Fixing Bracelet

I am re-posting some things so that I can offer them as prints and coordinate with my other social media platforms. Fine art prints of this painting are available here.

Oil on Linen panel, 10 x 8 inches, 2009.
#122

Monday, May 26, 2014

Pool Shark

This was a fun piece to put together. Later I gave the hat to Theo, a local entrepreneur.

Available as a fine art print here.

Oil on linen panel, 10 x 8 inches, 2008
#121

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Amber with Lilies

I am busy with commissioned portraits now so I am going to post a series of older paintings. Fine art prints of this painting are available here.

Oil on linen panel, 10 x 8 inches, 2011.
#120

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Negwegon Sunset

Negwegon State Park is on Lake Huron, just south of Alpena, MI. It is undeveloped and remote. Although Lake Huron is Michigan's sunrise coast, you can often catch spectacular sunsets.

Fine art prints of this painting are available here.

Oil on panel, 18 x 36 inches, 2014
#119

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tawas Point Light

This is a study for my larger painting called "Tawas Bay". The season, the time of day, and the weather create many different moods on the Point.

Fine art prints of this painting are available here.

Oil on canvas, 10 x 20 inches, 2013
#118