In an effort to motivate and challenge myself as well as to share and show my work with others in (almost) real time, I will post here, every Monday by 11:59 PM, one new piece created that week (allowing myself two weeks off for my honeymoon). When the calendar rolls over to 2011 I will have posted a total of 50 pieces. Whew! No time to chat, gotta get to work!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Week 4. "The Red Room" 18"x24" oil on canvas

Although I love to create images from scratch out of nothing but my imagination, I also love painting portraits. Being a perfectionist when it comes to painting I never call a piece finished until I feel it's just right. But there is always development, and I think, this painting is a good example of the expressiveness I'm capturing in my portraits these days. The subject helps too, being my favorite one, my wife. If you're interested in commissioning a portrait please email me or see more at

Monday, January 18, 2010

Week 3. "Born To Toil" 30"x40" oil on canvas

Ah... the golden years when in most ways a child is still attached to mother by an unseen umbilical cord. Little does the child realize how much hard work the rest of his life will demand of him. This is based on an ancient photo of my grandfather when he was about four. He worked very hard but was one of the most gracious men I've ever known. Here's to you Grandpa...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Week 2. "David As Goliath" 36"x48" oil on canvas

I've always been a bit ambivalent about the David and Goliath story. David is obviously the protagonist in the story and The Bible makes a point of telling us that David didn't use a sword to "slay" Goliath as though that makes a difference, but slay him he did. The Bible does say "thou shalt not kill". Maybe I'm taking it all too literally. Let's let it remain a metaphor. The meek defeats the mighty.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Week 1. "Icon of Nature, Part II" 36" x48" oil on canvas

So much movement, but in the center is peace. The hot and cold colors are fighting it out in this one. This fish can be a bit hard to find, but then they do often represent the subconscious, do they not?