Monthly Archives: May 2016

In the studio 5/27/16

In the studio 5/27/16These small still lifes are based on photos I took during a trip to Colorado with my son, Garth.  I started both of them the same morning, the upper one first.  The larger one is 24″ x 30″.  The small format is unusual for me these days.  I’ve stuck with large-size paintings for…

In the studio 5/22/16

This painting, Two Women at Playhouse Square is 30″ x 36.”  As the name implies, it’s part of my Playhouse Square series.  I did the smaller study in neutral grays earlier this year.  The painting is still rough, but you can see its bones. Sculpture and other architectural touches fill the area around Cleveland’s Playhouse Square,…

In the studio 5/15/16

I have a lot of small canvases ready to go.  By small I mean in the 24′ x 30′ range. Recently, I started painting landscapes on three of them. You can see the beginning of one in the background sitting on the wastepaper basket. Yesterday I worked on the landscape seen out the window in Grandfather and had…

In the studio 5/1/16

It’s raw and cold for a May day in NE Ohio.  It feels more like March than May–rainy, gray, and windy. A woman asked me why I don’t spend more time teaching art on my website.  Seeing my puzzlement, she added, “You write about technical subjects related to painting, but you don’t provide instruction on…