Friday, December 18, 2009

Mellow Yellow

8” X 8” oil on gessoed masonite, SOLD.

For some reason yellow peppers always make me smile.  They seem less translucent than their red cousins, but the fun for me is the mysteries that are revealed each time I try to stop thinking and really seeing the subject.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Red Pepper Perspective

Oil on gessoed masonite, 8” X 8”, $125.

Many times I second guess myself into a tizzy, but this time I couldn’t be happier with the composition.


Winter soups call for spicy ingredients.  Look for more peppers getting their chance at immortality before they are chopped and simmered.

Unfolding Story

Oil on gallery wrapped canvas.  Each panel of this triptych is 8'” X 48”.  When hung as shown the total measures approximately 2’ X 4’. $1,000.



Photographing this was an adventure.  Please pardon my slightly sloppy cropping job that shows at the top.  The sides are painted black.  We thought about adding a second photo that shows the sides but that would have involved demolition of a wall and a possible divorce.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Hint

12” X 14” mixed media on gessoed masonite.  $150

Digital StillCamera

This painting has depth and complexity that are not fully realized in this photograph. 

Friday, September 25, 2009

Brave Pear


Approx. 8” X 8” oil on gessoed masonite.  $75

Digital StillCamera


This backlit pear was a challenge.  I’m forcing myself to try a few different things.  Fun, but scary. 

I have had such a hard time getting back in the studio.  I feel the urge to work on more fruits and vegetables.  I’ve been dreaming of lemons and peppers again. 

Monday, August 24, 2009

I'm too old and too mean....

I had an email from an art scammer. Well, not really an art scammer, just some cockroach using artworks as a vehicle to get unsuspecting people to part with their money.

Do not fall for an offer to buy your work from someone calling themselves Crystal Moll from New Jersey.

I exchanged emails, explaining I would be glad to ship as soon as they put $$ in my PayPal account or sent me a certified check. Then I got an email from their "shipping agent". I was bored with the game by then and just sent them back the above link.

The whole thing smacked of Nigerian scam. Their game is to send you a worthless check for much too much money and get you to send them back the overage...before you realize their check is rubber.

It's a dog eat dog world out there. Don't get caught wearing Milkbone underwear.

(Man, I loved "Cheers".)


8" X 10" oil on gessoed masonite.  SOLD.

This simple painting is the first in what I hope is a series of birds on wires.  I'm drawn to the simple composition and, well I like to look at birds.  Then there is that cloud thing going on.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I guess that's the feeling you get after all the excitement of a show is over?

I had a great time.  Many friends came out to support me and I sold a painting.  I am doing a couple of private showings this next week.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Morning Melon

30" X 50"X 1 1/2" oil on gallery wrapped canvas. $700

This one has such vibrancy. It's my largest non-abstract painting to date and I can't wait to do another one. I'm having so much fun, I can't believe it's legal.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Art Show

My show will run two days, April 18th and 19th, 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.  We will be serving wine and hors d'ouevres catered by Great Scott Catering

I have many new paintings and I have invited Jan Kransberger, glass artist, to show a select group of her latest work.

If you have not seen any of Jan's pieces you are in for a real treat.

The address is 26 Valley Creek Drive, Asheville 28803

Here's the Mapquest link:

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Something old, something new

I've posted this painting before but I wanted to show it framed in this antique frame we bought at Tuten Penland Auction.  It makes real impact on the wall.

John's Sunflower


We spent several hours at Carl's house yesterday hanging more pieces, eating, admiring his work downstairs and sitting at his wonderful bar.

Our photographs did not turn out as well as we had hoped.  I think we need to reshoot. 

I would like to share one shot of "Fissure in the Earth" that we hung at the bottom of the stairs in Carl's auxillary backup kitchen.  It looks grand next to the slate wall and the slate counter tops.