Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sudden Downpour Opening Night

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 16x20
The theater has just let out and thunder and rain greet the crowd as cabs and buses carry the patrons on their way. Wet pavements cause neon reflections to shimmer and glisten as the rain washes the grime from the city streets.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Shanghai Surprise

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 20x16
Here is my 11th painting in my ongoing "Sin, Sex and Cigarettes" series. This time it's the mysteries of the Orient. In the war years asians were often portrayed as sinister villians like Dr. Fu Manchu. Like the pulps that inspired this series, my captions are meant to tantalize the viewer.

"In the hidden passages beneath the opium den, Madam Chen made her play. She was the Jade Spider, and I was trapped in her evil web!"

Monday, May 14, 2012

Blossom Trio with Backup

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 16x12
What can I say?'s finally Spring

Just the Two of Us

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 12x16
It's the time of year for spring flowers and rebirth. I don't often paint florals, but I think everyone should from time to time.