Sunday, March 24, 2013

Milwaukee Art Museum and Skyline

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 24x30

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 are accented by the skyline of Milwaukee with the War Memorial on the right and a dramatic evening sky above.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Heartbreak Hotel

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 24x30

A woman leans out of the old hotel window hoping to catch a breeze as the sounds of the rundown neighborhood drift up from the dirty pavement. The full moon shines down on the shabby buildings as traffic noise and sirens pierce the night ...down at the end of lonely street. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Queen of Tarts

Original painting - Acrylic on canvas 16x12
This painting is loosely based on the notorious New York Madam, Polly Adler.She opened her first bordello in 1920, under the protection of mobster Dutch Schultz and was a friend of mobster Charles "Lucky" Luciano.

Adler's notorious Lexington Avenue house of prostitution functioned as a sort of social club for New York's gangsters and a variety of other celebrities, including the Mayor, Jimmy Walker.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Castle on the Lake

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 16x20
I love the renaissance feel of this painting! I think I was channeling the artist William Turner least I hope I was. It's always about the sky and the atmosphere. I hope you enjoy this imaginary scene as much as I do.