Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Austin on his bike

My little friend Austin.....I painted this based on some photo's i took of him while he and his family were moving into their new home. 48x40 acrylic and gesso on panel.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Brooklyn Loft

I  had a chance to work on a great loft in Brooklyn. Micah Finkel who was the contractor brought me in, micah's web www.sonsandco.com  after micah constructed a pillar in the corner of the room my job was to faux paint it to match the original weathered paint. I also worked on various ceiling area's and pillar's through out the loft that needed to be softened or changed to the owner's taste but the main objective was to have it not look like I did anything! it needed to be based on the old feel of the building. I learned how to do this by working for micah's mom Risa who has a strong love and respect for old or antique environments that have a story to tell.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

wedding invitation's for joanna and chris

My niece Joanna is getting married in montauk, new york and she asked me to do some pen and ink drawings to be printed on the wedding invitation's.On the inside of the envelope Joanna and i came up with the map idea of landmarks you would see driving out, if you know the stretch between amaganset and into the town of montauk you pass the "lunch" sign (which is really the lobster roll) and it is also the sign that reminds you that you will be out of the car soon and the beach is near. My friends and i used to hitch up and down that stretch.The wedding is in october and it will be a good time for sure.

Monday, July 29, 2013

painting's at SCARSELLA'S

                SCARSELLA'S .....I have some paintings here,owner Randy Statham has created a amazing environment. If you are in the area check it out 1702 route 25A, laurel hollow road, N.Y www.scarsellas.com the back garden is magical, flowers,greenhouses and home.Take your kids to see the birds and alot of the artists he brings in are local.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

still lifes

               Based on the way fabric is sewn together like a quilt with the piping ( i dont sew and i had to look that up) I remember when i was at the austin art museum a few years ago looking at these huge collage like quilts made by this woman who collected old jeans and other fabric she could find, i am playing off this with "the still life" incorporated.I did however learn that this has been done before but i would like to take it to another level and direction....this is oil on canvas 36x48 some of the objects were found in my sister's kitchen.

Monday, April 29, 2013

black crows ( what goes on in a artists mind)

       latest painting of black  crows that i spotted in a tree (always remember to look up a friend once said) the gold stripes represent light (healing light for the viewer so im told and i would like to think this is true) it is oil on canvas 30x40 .I was listening to music to get out of my head and not think about the importance or lack of why i do what i do and does it even matter ...?!the music was kim ritchey (her bittersweet cd) elvis costello,bryan ferry(frantic) and bryan ferry with roxy music (avalon) then some sally taylor and neil young back and forth back and forth until they were singing harmony together in my head, they sounded great.sally recorded a song called "give me the strength" pure voice no tricks and kind with a real fine piano by jeremy lawton, maybe neil young could do a acoustic of this,would be interesting....that is what goes on in my head while painting.

      Then i started thinking about the environment....politician's ....buddist practices along with seeing reality......hmmmm so much to think about but love it none the less. have been studying with brian stalin...his online reiki course is wonderful.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

pour trouver des

                   pour trouver des..."to find" oil on canvas 36x40 another painting based on reflections of tree's in lloyd harbor.I almost called this lox and bagels for i was craving it while i was painting this(feeds my inner jew) the movement and color tones are more favorable in person.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

"last summer" 36x36 oil on canvas

                             I found a great pond at caumsett state park last summer.looking at the reflection of landscapes in the water,only painting what i saw now(based on photos and notes i made to myself) and i will go back to see how it is with all this snow that arrived,a little difficult after being in los angeles(i did not want to leave) i went to the hammer museum and hit different galleries....fantastic art there. i also saw the movie poster for "the identity thief" with jason bateman and mellisa mcarthy which made me laugh(,they were everywhere i drove)also went to the jay leno show,went out with anna noble my dear friend tonya's sister(great gals from georgia) and stayed with alan,linda and jarred who i know from montauk,auroma cafe, the parks,art,farmers market,good weather......ahhhhh.