I am drawn to the works of the American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) as well as to the works of the French Impressionist and Fauvist artists. As many have done before me, I sometimes like to experiment with, and build on, what other artists have done. In this example, I wanted to put a fauvist spin on Sargent's nearly monochromatic Street In Venice 2. I consider this experiment a celebration of both Sargent's work and the work of the Fauvist artists. The painting above is the result of my experimentation. I had a difficult time figuring out what to title this painting. So, I entered it into a contest that allowed patrons to "Name that Painting". Amazingly, Janet Trauernicht, of Fairfax VA, came up with absolutely the perfect title - Flirting with Sargent! Finally, this derivative work, that I had such a wonderful time creating, has a name!
Monday, August 8, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
This 24" x 30" piece is hanging at the Arlington Arts Gallery in Arlington, VA, during the month of April. It's an acrylic painting on Plexiglas. I wanted it to have an open, airy feel - like looking out a window. So, I "framed" it by attaching another piece of clear Plexiglas, the same size as this, in such a way that the clear piece floats about an inch above the surface of the painting. The photo used for this painting was provided courtesy of Marleen Denney.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Daily Paintworks is sponsoring an auction to help victims of the tragedies in Japan. The theme of the auction is "Home". Home to me is having a sleeping cat curled up on my lap or next to me. It's so peaceful to watch them sleep. I'm donating "Sweet Dreams", an original 5 x7 oil painting of Wally, to the auction. Since it's for a good cause, I've set the initial bid at a low price - $50 including free shipping within the US. Click on "Sweet Dreams" to see my auction page or click here to go to the auction site to see all of the entries. To see the current price for any particular work, click on the photo, and then click on the "Buy this painting" link. If you should decide to bid on any paintings, registration is fast and easy. Each painting will be available for bidding for seven days after it is posted online. The bidding on "Sweet Dreams" ends at 9PM on Monday, March 28th. Artists will continue posting paintings all week so keep checking back to see new auction pieces. Click here for more information about the auction.
Monday, March 14, 2011
A few years ago I created a series of single edition hand-pulled silk-screen prints which were collages of different images. Some were created using the silk-screen process only and some included drawings and photographs. Encaustic applied to many prints added additional layers of complexity. The majority of these prints will not be for sale. Instead, I have created a new series of digital art based on these original, single edition silk-screen prints. They have the wonderful look and texture of silk-screens and encaustic. Two of these are on display here: "Memories of Dad" (below) and "Primitive Passion" (above).