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Work in progress

16 Nov

There are new paintings in my studio but they are all still very unfinished. It’s been a long time since I’ve shown any images of my own work on this blog, so tonight I am posting a picture of one of my new paintings in progress… 


I am what is around me

17 Jul
Self Portrait, 2011, oil on board, 8 x 10 inches


I am what is around me.

Women understand this.
One is not duchess
A hundred yards from a carriage.

These, then are portraits:
A black vestibule;
A high bed sheltered by curtains.

These are merely instances.

–from my own tattered copy of Wallace Stevens, The Collected Poems, page 86

Vintage Books, New York, copyright 1982

Happy Birthday, Rembrandt!

15 Jul

July 15 is the birthday of the Dutch painter, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669).

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More Portraits…

13 Jul

Tuomas, 2011, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches

Tuomas (II), 2011, oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches

Dolphins are the Hippies of the Ocean

28 Jun
Jessica, 2011, oil on panel, 7 x 5″

Yesterday I found an old scrap of paper with the heading, “Potential Painting Titles.” First on the list was the title of this post, Dolphins are the Hippies of the Ocean. There were lots of other gems, all poking fun at my innate proclivity for psychedelia. Clearly, I’m not fighting the urge right now.

I’m still working through a figurative phase. This little portrait is of my dear friend, fellow painter and the co-author of “Potential Painting Titles,” Jessica.