Works in Progress.
When all the running around slows down from the summer and the night time darkness stretches over parts of the day, I hunker down and start making some bigger work. None of it is going to get done for a few more months, but here is what is cooking.
Also, I have an opening coming up in Waukesha WI, Saturday, Jan 4th
I am teaching a Weekend Workshop on Portrait Painting in La Crosse, WI on January 11 and 12
Click on CALENDAR OF EVENTS for details.
Happy New Year.
DiSciascio's Restaurant, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 30 inches.
|This is a painting of the interior of DiSciascio's Restaurant in Coon
Valley, WI. Andy and I discovered this place only a few years ago and
immediately got sucked into the people and atmosphere. Now, we know that
it is closing and so I decided to plant myself at the end of the bar
and paint the joint. One by one we are getting all the key players
painted in. Obviously there is Lou, then Gloria, Kyle, and Nick. Marty
still needs to be put in on the other end of the bar, crunching numbers.
We are getting requests for prints and so I will make sure to have some
Lydia, Arcylic on Canvas, 50 x 28 inches.
|This is Lydia. She is the latest in my Pearl Street Project series. I'd say we are about half way done. Christmas slowed our sittings down but we'll pick back up after school starts. |
Noah's Ark, Oil on canvas, 33 x 60 inches
| You always see paintings of the outside of Noah's Ark but never the
inside. This is a commission from Calvary Presbyterian Church in
Milwaukee. Andy and I got married there this last September and we
traded our wedding ceremony for a painting. This image is from the
inner workings of the brain of Paster Mark McDonough. He told me what he
pictured in his mind and we are painting to his vision. It's really a
great release to paint from nothing essentially, no model, no stillife,
just the thin air.|