Monday, December 28, 2015

Liftoff

“You cannot always wait for the perfect time, sometimes you must dare to jump.” - Anonymous

I love you guys. I do. But it's time for me to go. And while my online addresses won't change, my home address will. To Florida.

“So you live in Delaware, are you ready for all this heat” was the most common question people asked when I interviewed with my new company. “Oh, it’s not that different” I said. For instance, it was 90 degrees and humid while back home in Delaware it was... 90 degrees and humid.

But from the moment I was first asked a list started forming in my head of all of the similarities between the two states and it’s a longer list than expected. For instance, all of these describe both Delaware and Florida:

  1. US Route 301 begins, or ends depending on your point of view, in both states.
  2. I-95 runs through both states.
  3. I can buy my coffee and gas at Wawa.
  4. I can buy a Bobbie or a Capastrami at Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop.
  5. It has a prominent cable-stayed bridge with yellow-painted cables.
  6. They're both on a peninsula.
  7. Their highest point is less than 490 feet above sea level and is near the north-end of both states.
  8. They're lowest point is the Atlantic Ocean.
  9. The Atlantic Ocean borders part of the state.
  10. Both are considered to be the flattest state in the US, but this depends on your definition of flat.
  11. The beach resorts are a main summer-time attraction.
  12. Both my wife and I have lived in both states at the same time.
  13. Neither state has produced a US President.
  14. Both are popular with retirees due to their favorable tax climate.
  15. Humidity is absurdly high during the summer. That’s a self-made observation, but I stand by it.
  16. According to the Smithsonian magazine, both state's beaches are among the cleanest in the country.
  17. You might find a manatee in them.

I'm sure that there are more. There will be a noticeable decrease in the amount of new art in the coming months (there already has been,) but with new landscapes and experiences ahead this is a positive change for me personally and for my art. I’m sure that there will be speed bumps, but the road ahead appears to be well paved and I hope to see many of you on it.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Water Tower

“Water is the driving force of all nature.” - Leonardo da Vinci


This drawing is 6" x 6" on scratchboard. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this piece.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

One last pre-show post...


If for nothing else, come to the show so that you can see this smiling face and share a laugh. Oh, and my artwork... that will be there too.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Summertime Has Offically Arrived

It's showtime folks! Under the pines and away from the beach crowds, this juried show not only features many of Delaware's most well known artists, but embraces you with 3.5 acres of ample natural beauty. 


Tent Location: Booth #86 - This is another new spot for me and it's next to the formal gardens featured in the painting above.



1st Weekend: Saturday & Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2015 (rain or shine)
2nd Weekend:
Saturday & Sunday, August 15 & 16, 2015 (rain or shine)

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays, 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $5 - Tickets may be purchased at the Art League or online here.

Parking: Free Jolly Roger shuttle service is available from both the KMART shopping center on Route 1 (see map) and the Rehoboth Beach Elementry School at 500 Stockley Avenue (see map).
Parking in Henlopen Acres is very limited. Please adhere to parking restrictions including parking along the street. All vehicles must park on the grass with tires off the pavement. You will get a ticket if you ignore this rule.
Refreshments: Nage’s CafĂ© will be serving lunch in the Chambers Building, lite fare and coffees from The Pointe can be found across from the Corkran Galley, there will be lemonade outside the Children’s Studio and, in the afternoon, and join Dogfish Head Brewery in the Homestead Garden (NEXT TO ME!) for beer.

Official Website: rehobothartleague.org

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Loose

“If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.” - Raymond Inmon

This painting is 7" x 5" oil on canvas panel, linen panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Tiny Frames

This is really more of a progress shot than a completed piece, but I've never framed a print within an iPhone so I'm taking my time. This piece, along with Tagged Freight and Contrasts will be displayed at the Rehoboth Art League's "Drawing" exhibition.

And yes, that was a real working phone at one point.


Exhibition Dates: July 24th through August 23rd
Address: 12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Building: The Homestead
Website: rehobothartleague.org

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Adult Supervision


I'm currently on week two of frame-making duty, though it appears that I need supervision to do it correctly. Luckily for you, they're coming our great. That also means that I have a show coming up. Once I have the details, I'll post them.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Scratched Bike

“Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.” - Charles M. Schulz

This scratchboard illustration is 6" x 6". Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Man Made

“Divine Nature gave the fields, human art built the cities.”  - Marcus Terentius Varro

This painting is 7" x 5" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Harbor View

 “If you are going to do something, do it now. Tomorrow is too late.” - Pete Goss

This painting is 7" x 5" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Tagged Freight

“A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to.” ― Banksy

This scratchboard illustration is 6" x 6". Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this piece.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Made for Walkin'

 “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” – Marilyn Monroe


This digital drawing is... you know what? I have no clue what the size is, but I used my finger on my iPhone. So there's that.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Contrasts

 “There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.” - Charles Dickens

This scratchboard illustration is 6" x 6". Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this piece.

The Builder's Model

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you're lucky enough to drive or walk through Valley Forge, you'll likely come across what looks like a miniature Washington Monument, and that's because it is. It's the builder's model of that towering structure.

This painting is 8" x 10" oil on stretched linen. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

National Memorial Arch

“Naked and Starving as they are we cannot enough admire the incomparable patience and fidelity of the soldiery.”

Washington at Valley Forge February 16, 1778

This painting is 8" x 6" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Maurice Stephens House

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods; There is rapture on the lonely shore; There is society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more.”
- Lord Byron

This painting is 6" x 8" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Grand Parade


 “It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.” - George Washington

This painting is 6" x 8" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Tree to Sit By

 “By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear.” 
- George Herbert

This painting is 8" x 8" oil on linen panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Porch View

“Have you noticed that the narrower the view the more you can see?” - Walker Percy

  
The painting while it was in progress.

This is actually a drawing from last night, which is what inspired me to try painting this today.

 
This painting is 8" x 8" oil on linen panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Looking Out



This drawing is graphite pencil on paper. I don't know what its size is.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Surf

“You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

This painting is 8" x 8" oil on linen panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 3rd, 8:30 PM


This painting is 5" x 7" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May 3rd, 7:30 PM


This painting is 5" x 7" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 3rd, 6:30 PM


This painting is 5" x 7" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Friday, May 8, 2015

May 3rd, 5:30 PM


This painting is 5" x 7" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

May 3rd, 1:30 PM



This painting is 5" x 7" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May 3rd, 11:30 AM


This painting is 5" x 7" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May 3rd, 8:30 AM


This painting is 5" x 7" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Monday, May 4, 2015

May 3rd, 6:30 AM

“…the highest duty of the writer, the composer, the artist is to remain true to himself and to let the chips fall where they may.” - President John F. Kennedy


Eight paintings in one day: that was my challenge to myself yesterday. I wasn't focused on the number, but to paint the entire day.

And I don't mean just paint all day, which I did, but to really pay attention and capture the day's changes in a succession of paintings. So, from sunrise until after sunset, I spent the day outside painting.

Each painting brought with it a little surprise, from the tree's changing color to the appearance, and then the disappearance, of flowers in the distance. A Delaware state trooper even showed up just long enough to make it into one. 

This is the first painting and it's from 6:30 in the morning. It's 5" x 7" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cannon

“War is what happens when language fails.” - Mark Twain

This painting is 5" x 7" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Baltimore's Colors

“Anyone can love a perfect place. Loving Baltimore takes some resilience.” - Laura Lippman

 
Standing Guard 24" x 24" - Available

  Inner Harbor 6" x 8" - Sold

 Do Not Enter 7" x 5" - Sold

 Gathering 8" x 6" - Sold

The Other Side 7" x 5" - Sold

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Crashing


“The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.” - Isak Dinesen


This painting is 6" x 6" oil on hardboard. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Slumber

"No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog, he has a friend; and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has." - Will Rogers

Monday, March 30, 2015

Day's End


"One who does not touch the stillness within and without will invariably get lost in the movement."
- Sadhguru

This painting is 10" x 8" oil on hardboard. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Waves

“Waves are inspiring no because they rise and fall, but because each time they fall they never fail to rise again.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

This painting is 6" x 8" oil on canvas pane. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Last Light

 “If there’s a heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached to it.” - Jimmy Buffett

This painting is 8" x 6" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Beachgrass at Sunset


“There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.” - John Calvin



This painting is 7" x 5" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

The First Day of Spring

 “No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland

This drawing is ink on paper.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Blue House

“Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.” - Bill Watterson

This painting is 8" x 6" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Office Space

“I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” ― Jerome K. Jerome

This drawing is ink on paper.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sunday Morning in Wilmington

 "Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world." - Edward Hopper

This painting is 24" x 24" oil on Linen. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Prius


“It's only a car.” - Tom Magliozzi

This drawing is pen & pencil on 11" x 8.5" paper...


and this sketch is graphite & colored pencil on 8.5" x 5.5" toned tan paper.