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New Orleans Jazz

New Orleans Jazz I have always enjoyed the paintings of Marc Chagall.  His blend of reality and fantasy  makes his unique work sing.  Like Chagall,  my mind likes to wander outside the walls of reality.  In New Orleans Jazz,  I … Continue reading

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Paris Blues

PARIS BLUES   This is Pierre, the saxophone player who has lost his lover to another man (a drummer) and he’s playing the blues while drowning his sorrows in cheap wine and cigarettes. The original 16″x20″ acrylic painting on wrapped … Continue reading

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HARMONY

      HARMONY– The paintings of Joan Miro` inspired this 14”x18”acrylic on wrapped canvas abstract painting.   I wanted my shapes to play and mingle with one another and to have a party on my canvas where everyone’s invited, no … Continue reading

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REFLECTION

REFLECTION I have always liked the concept of trying to put myself in someone else’s shoes in order to better understand the basis of their emotions and actions. In this painting I wanted to delineate two abstract profiles that demonstrate … Continue reading

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COLORADO MOUNTAIN VIEW

COLORADO MOUNTAIN VIEW As a Colorado native, I thought it only fitting to include a view of the Rocky Mountains in my “Views To Go” series of tromp l’oeil window scenes.  For those of you who have never visited Colorado, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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San Gimignano

PAINTING IN ITALY / SAN GIMIGNANO   San Gimignano is a feast for artists who seek diversity.  The views from this Tuscan hill town are breathtaking, especially the explosive red sunsets.  In town, the Piazza della Cisterna and it’s connecting … Continue reading

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