Category Archives: Art

Lake Como / Lago di Como / Painting In Italy

  PAINTING IN ITALY / LAGO DI COMO Lake Como (Larius, as it was known to the Romans) has been called “the looking glass of Venus,” and Virgil pronounced it “our greatest lake.” Not to be out quoted, Stendhal characterized … Continue reading

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De-Constructing David

DE-CONSTRUCTING DAVID Occasionally, I like to select a well-known person or image and scale it down to minimal lines, allowing the viewer’s eyes to fill in the gaps.  Michelangelo’s David seemed perfect for this exercise. The original has been sold, … Continue reading

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TUSCAN GOLD – 2

TUSCAN GOLD – 2 This painting is not mean to capture reality, I leave that to photographers.   This painting is about the color and mood of the day: golden.  What is a golden mood?  To me it’s the tranquility and … Continue reading

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GUARDIANS

GUARDIANS This painting is a first draft book cover for “Midnight And The Magical Prairie Schooner”  written by my dear friend Denis Gessing.  Information on purchasing this exciting and engaging novel can be found at:  http://www.olteller.com The original painting is … Continue reading

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BLUES GUITAR MAN

  BLUES GUITAR MAN In this painting I wanted to conjure up the after-hours, basement blues and jazz clubs where musicians gather after their gigs to jam until daybreak. The original 16″x20″ acrylic on wrapped canvas can be purchased from … Continue reading

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PAINTING IN ITALY – TUSCANY – TROMP L’OEIL WINDOW VIEW

TUSCAN VIEW is another painting in my tromp l’oeil “Views To Go” collection.  The paintings in this collection are all acrylic on wrapped canvas, with the border and sides painted in wood tones to add to the illusion. The original painting … Continue reading

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PAINTING IN TUSCANY – SIENA

PAINTING IN TUSCANY – SIENA   The walled city of Siena lies on three sienna-colored hills in the center of Tuscany.  Planted solidly back in the Middle Ages, this show place of Italian Gothic preserves its original character perhaps more … Continue reading

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RIPOSE – 2 – FEMALE NUDE

My inspiration for painting this minimalist Nude stems from the abstract paper cutouts by Matisse and Paul Klee’s suggestion to “Take a line for a walk.” Yes, I know, repose is spelled with an “e,” but spelling the word correctly … Continue reading

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BUDDHA IN BLACK AND WHITE

Buddha In Black And White This black and white calligraphy image of a Buddha is similar to my Red Buddha that I posted several days ago.  I chose to draw my Buddha in this minimalist style to convey the no-frills … Continue reading

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Sicilian View – Trompe L’Oeil Painting

SICILIAN VIEW – Trompe L’Oeil Painting – “Views to Go” I started my “Views To Go” collection while living in Hawaii. My art studio was a portion of a converted garage with one small window. I played with the idea … Continue reading

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PLEIN AIR PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS – POLOLU VALLEY LOOKOUT

  Plein Air Painting With Acrylics For plein air artists who are new to acrylics I’d like to offer a few suggestions gleaned from many frustrating outings.  Someone recently asked if I recommend painting en plein air with acrylics. My … Continue reading

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SLIDING DOWN RAINBOW

SLIDING DOWN RAINBOW Have you ever stopped to admire a rainbow when suddenly out of the corner of your eye a spark of light appears at the top, hesitates a moment, and then dashes down one side and disappears?  Don’t … Continue reading

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Fall In New England

Painting Fall Colors In New England Even though I am not too keen on painting en plein air, this scene was impossible to resist.  Of course, as I often do, I had to add my own spin, in this case, … Continue reading

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NEW ENGLAND RED BARN AT SUNRISE

  NEW ENGLAND RED BARN AT SUNRISE       When we first moved to Connecticut, about six years ago, I became fascinated by the multitude of charming red barns scattered across the state.  I understand the red barn craze abounds … Continue reading

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St. Clement’s Castle

  PAINTING IN NEW ENGLAND  – ST. CLEMENT’S CASTLE   The name “Saint Clement” was chosen for the date of the manor home’s completion, November 23, the Feast of St. Clement. An early bishop of Rome, Clement became the patron … Continue reading

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