Tag: painting

  • Gowanus Open Studios is almost here!

    Gowanus Open Studios is almost here!

    Happy October everyone!  Gowanus Open Studios takes over Brooklyn in less than 2 weeks (October 16-18) and I’m involved in several exciting events during that weekend. The Studio Tour weekend starts Friday October 16 with Beat Nite Gowanus, a Norte Maar production.  I’m pleased that Gowanus Swim Society – the neighborhood artists collective I’m a…

  • Recently sold

    It’s been a busy summer and I’m pleased to have recently sold some paintings. First Manomayakaya #2 (pictured above), was sold, then this lovely watercolor: There are several places online where you can see my artwork, besides this blog: First my website, then for a more comprehensive catalog, my flickr page.  I am offering smaller,…

  • Featured Painting of the Week: Lifeworld 2

    My apologies – It’s been quite a few weeks since I’ve posted a “featured painting.” Life has a way of happening. But better late than never! This week I’m featuring Lifeworld 2, an intriguing work from 2012 — one of the very early pieces in my ongoing Lifeworld Series.  Lifeworld 2 is now available in my…

  • The Lifeworlds Project

    The Lifeworlds Project

    Lifeworlds is a long-range painting project I started in 2012.  The project started initially out of a desire to explore the square format in painting. The inspiration for this was not Instagram as one might easily suppose, but the square format Landscape paintings of Gustav Klimt.  I then chanced upon the evocative term “Lifeworld” in…

  • Announcing ArtWorks, a benefit for Arts Gowanus

    As many of you are aware, my studio is located in the Brooklyn Industrial neighborhood Gowanus, named after the infamous creek/canal called Gowanus (once upon a time it was a salt marsh estuary/creek, but it has been a rather filthy industrial canal for at least the past 150 years).  We have a vibrant community of artists…

  • Featured Painting of the Week: Bonsai in Bloom

    The featured painting of the week is back after a short hiatus.  This week we have “Bonsai in Bloom,” a painting in acrylic I created in 2010.  The painting is 30 inches wide (about 76cm) and 24 inches tall (60cm).  It is available for sale and is listed in my Square store.  Of course, if you…

  • This week’s featured painting: Skandha 1 (Torso 1)

    In keeping with the theme of the week,  I’ve chosen “Skandha 1 (Torso 1)”, a part of my figurative series, as this week’s feature. You’ll recall that I featured Skandha 3 a few weeks ago. Skandha 1 was created in 2013. Oil on canvas, it measures 24 inches (60cm) square.  It is now available through…

  • Featured Painting of the Week: ‘Camperdown Pareidolia’

    Featured Painting of the Week: ‘Camperdown Pareidolia’

    This week’s featured painting is titled “Camperdown Pareidolia.” Completed late in 2010, this painting was a transitional piece between what I was doing throughout most of 2010 (for example Calamus I, completed in early 2010) and the sort of work I starting doing in 2011 and beyond. “Camperdown Pareidolia” is 24″ (approx. 60cm) by 30″…

  • Featured painting of the week

    This week’s featured painting is Manomayakaya #1 (Guardians at the well of percipience), a painting I created in 2011.  It is among the earliest (perhaps even the first) of the square canvases I’ve done. This piece is ‘mixed media’ — in this case acrylic and oil on canvas. It is currently for sale.  You can…

  • Featured painting of the week: Skandha 3 (Torso 3)

    Featured painting of the week: Skandha 3 (Torso 3)

    This week’s featured painting is Skandha 3 (Torso 3), a figurative piece I created late in 2013.  I mentioned my figurative work earlier in the week in my post about new Etsy listings.  This week’s featured oil painting is among the larger figurative works I’ve done and this one explores an interesting geometric expression of…

  • Studio Notes – paysage planétaire completed

    Studio Notes – paysage planétaire completed

    This is the final installment of my series of posts following the progression of a painting I started at the beginning of January – a “paysage planétaire” inspired in part by the work of Ferdinand Hodler and other painters from that era.  So, in my last post, described the overpainting.  Earlier this week, I put…

  • Studio notes – paysage planétaire, continued

    I’m getting a bit behind in my blogging. The month is fast rolling to its completion, I’ve got what feels like a hundred pots in the fire. Among those, the “paysage planétaire” I started several weeks ago continues to evolve. Last week, the underpainting was complete and I worked on the blue areas – sky…