Black & White

When I grew up photography was still in black and white and my Father was a Photographer.  I didn’t pay much attention to the development of the pictures but I liked them when I got to see the final prints. I traveled all over the world with my Father taking pictures of places and things…

Burgers

The burger in the picture not only looks like a work of art but incredibly delicious as well. Looking at the picture I think the burger is topped with a portion of an onion that was previously bloomed or shredded cheese. The Chef did a great job at making that burger look appetizing. Sitting down…

Crazy Circles

Here I have painted some really crazy circles and patterns in an abstract way. This painting is 22 x 28 oil on canvas. What inspired me to paint this composition was a picture I saw in a Mexican restaurant last summer. You might find these kinds of patterns in Mexican clothing and in Mexican Art….

Psychedelic Art

My most recent painting “Interupted” came  from a sketch ’14 x 17′ done with pink, black and purple sharpie markers. The sketch took about 2 hours. The painting “Interrupted” is 24 x 36 oil on canvas. Using various colors, french ultramarine, crimson alizarin, vandike brown, orange, yellow, sap green and black I was able to…

Table Project

Several years ago a friend gave me a beautiful solid wood table. The center of the table was ruined from the water of a plant overflowing that didn’t have a tray or a plate under it.  I sanded the table down with a course grade block of sandpaper; taking the first few layers of lacquer…

Claude Monet

Claude Monet was born in November of 1840 and died on December of 1926. He was a French Impressionist and lived in Paris, France. His composition “Impression Sunrise” was in an exhibition in April of 1874. “Water Lilies” is yet another painting he did. He finished “Water Lilies” in 1916 and today it is in…

Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 and died on July 29, 1890. He was pretty young when he passed away. Sadly he suffered a breakdown and for some reason he cut off his ear. Anyway; he painted “Starry Night” in 1889  oil on canvas. Looking at the paintings I see that he used…

Abstract

Abstract is my favorite type of Art.  Why my favorite you ask? Because with Abstract; pretty much anything goes because there can be many colors in one Abstract composition and shapes of all kinds that go in different directions.  When I was painting this painting I was thinking about those little candies called nerds and…

Icosahedron

What’s an Icosahedron you ask?  It’s a 20 sided shaped figure/object  like the one you see in the picture. I cut out 20 triangles of cardboard and taped them together.  In this case I used several empty cereal boxes for the triangles. Following that I paper mached the Icosahedron and let it dry for 24…

Red Tomato

As you can see these red tomatoes really stands out in the picture. Our eyes tend to go to the brighter more warmer colors than the cool colors. Believe it or not cooking and preparing food and placing it on a plate just the right way with a piece of garnish (parsley or an orange…

Art In My Eyes

Being inspired by the Masters of Art I’ve tried my hand at Oil Painting and understand  the practices and techniques they used and was encouraged by a good friend to create my own blog. I’ll be providing some information about Van Gogh, Claude Monet and a few others. There will also be a few links…