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Monday, November 26, 2012

Clean Work

Clean Work
oil, 6" x 8"
entry in Providence Art Club Small Pictures Holiday Show

Many great little painting treasures to choose from at the Providence Art Club, 11 Thomas Street, Providence, RI. Here's the 2nd in my mini-series of men at work (or play). Sometimes work is as fun as play - should be anyway! You can view this on the walls of the Dodge House Gallery or let me know you want it. All work at Providence Art Club's Holiday Show is under $250! An unbelievable deal for original paintings!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Landscape with Two Gentlemen

Landscape with Two Gentlemen
1 of 6 entries to the Providence Art Club Holiday Little Picture Show
Opening Reception Sunday, November 18 1-4

There are six entries in this little series I am calling Men at Work. I hope you enjoy looking at them and will come to see all of the works beginning next Sunday at the Providence Art Club. Each of my work could be added to your collection for only $200.00. If you are interested in purchasing this but can't get to the Art Club please email me and I will be happy to arrange the transaction with the art club.
And please remember that Original Made-in-Rhode-Island art work is a three-fold gift: to the recipient, to the artist, and to the giver.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Gilbert  10 x 8 

This study represents my class work for last week's portrait class with Kathy Weber at the Portsmouth Artists' Guild. I completed the piece in only about two hours. Some drawing issues remain regarding the model's neck and left shoulder. After each 20 minute sitting, the model has a break. Each time he returns to the pose, there are natural changes which occur after one has assumed a pose for a while. The artist must resolve these changes in order to make the portait convincing. It's a great workout, but shows also the limitations of a three-hour painting session to capture a likeness. With more practice, I will learn to resolve some of these drawing issues earlier in the process.