Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 24x36
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This is without a doubt the creepiest painting I've ever made.  I asked my (at the time) teenage daughter if I could use one of her old dolls as a model and she gave me Babydoll. I proceeded to mutilate the doll for the scary effect I was after only to find out she still wanted her doll intact. Who knew? I painted this about 30 years ago, and then roughly 15 years ago I revisited it and added the Raven.

She wrote a paper on it in college writing class when she was required to write a description of a work of art. She received an "A" on the assignment so it wasn't a total loss. At least that's how I see it.

This painting actually made me feel very uneasy while I was painting it late at night and I had to quit and only worked on it during the day after that. I didn't like the look in the doll's eye staring at me from the canvas. My traumatized daughter has forgiven me and we still laugh about it every once in awhile.

Read about two artists and their different career paths by Robert Genn; http://faso.com/brushbuzz/links/7675

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

City On The Lake

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 30x40

The wind blows through the man-made canyons formed by glass and steel, while neon lights and countless headlights flicker and gleam, the sun sets ...darkness decends, and the city awakens. SOLD

Friday, October 12, 2012

Halloween Dare

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 16x20
The little boy dressed as Batman, takes the dare and bravely heads to the scary old house for Trick-or-Treat. His older sister and friends huddle together outside the gate. The light is on so someone or something must be home!

This was a lot of fun to paint ...Halloween, jack-o-lanterns and haunted houses with bats and even a black cat. Is that a creepy face on the  spooky tree?

Monday, October 1, 2012

City Lights 2

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 20x16
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The wet pavement of the city streets reflecting lights in a prism of colors still fascinates me. This impressionistic scene was commissioned as a companion piece to the first "City Streets" painting and also was meant to convey the night city as seen through a car windshield with scattered drops of rain. SOLD
Open edition prints are available.