Monday, August 27, 2012

Street Life

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 24x20
This painting of a city street is completely imaginary but representative of any older run-down neighborhood in any major city such as New York, Detroit, Chicago, or Milwaukee. People are outside on the street to escape the heat of a summer night. Graffiti painted walls are the backdrop for a police stop gathering onlookers.The old brownstones lean together remembering a grander and more genteel time and place as hip hop music blares and sirens wail in the distance.  night city art

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Milwaukee Rain

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 24x20
This is an impressionistic painting of Milwaukee's historic City Hall. This is the second time I've painted this building and I'm pleased with the result. The dark and misty rainy day with the glowing lights of City Hall and the downtown traffic create a soft jewel of light and reflections on the wet pavement. See more Milwaukee art here; milwaukee art

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Original painting - Acrylic on canvas 24x36
Under a full moon, the ghostly woman in green holds out her lantern to lure hapless victims into the swamp.

Definition; A will-o-the-wisp is a ghostly light seen by travelers at night, especially over bogs, swamps, or marshes. It resembles a flickering lamp and is said to recede if approached, drawing travelers from the safe paths.  moon paintings

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Plaza

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 12x16
The Plaza movie theater in Burlington, Wisconsin first opened in 1927 and is still operating today. The front view is deceiving, because the theater is much bigger than it appears. It actually is operating as a four-screen, first-run movie house. Recently upgraded the old theater seats for modern comfy seats. Lots of small town charm, beer and wine now served, plus some claim, an in-house ghost named Charlie. What's not to like?
 city scenes art