Tuesday, May 18, 2010

UFO's Scouting Party

UFO's - A Scouting Party

Original Painting - Acrylic on Canvas 20x16

I've never seen a flying saucer but the idea of them intrigues me. I wanted to show three of them mysteriously appearing above a tranquil and serene unpopulated landscape. See more ufo art here; ufo art

Friday, May 14, 2010

Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland

Original Painting - Acrylic on Canvas 9x12
I guess this scene expresses my Scottish ancestry. A beautiful castle located in Scotland. NFS

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Joan of Arc Monument, Paris

Joan of Arc Monument

Original Acrylic on Canvas Panel 20x16

This gilded statue at Place Des Pyramides in the heart of Paris is a popular tourist site. Available from the artist for $950.00

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Milwaukee Art Museum architect Santiago Calatrava

 High Tide at the Calatrava - Milwaukee Art Museum
Original Painting - Acrylic on Canvas 20x24

The Calatrava design of the Milwaukee Art Museum on Lake Michigan is a spectacular achievement in beauty and engineering. The open "wings" of the Burke Brise Soleil in this view reminded me of the tail fin of a gigantic sea creature diving beneath the waves. The Quadracci Pavilion is used here as an icon of art and civilization being swept away by the forces of nature in a cataclysmic event of epic proportions. I actually painted a similar theme over 30 years ago using the Milwaukee War Memorial as my subject. Perhaps I'll post a photo of the earlier piece at a later date.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Portrait/Character Study - Carnival worker

The Carny
Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 20x16
I painted this character study quite some time ago. I have it hanging in my studio where I see it every day. The timeworn features and piercing stare tell of a hard life and a less-than-friendly disposition. For now I'm keeping this fellow in my private collection. NFS - Tom Shropshire