Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sweet Temptations
24x30, Oil/Canvas

I noticed the grids that are developing in the backgrounds of my last two Carnival Paintings... the stuffed animals in Take A Chance and the balloons in Player. I want to explore that idea using simple imagery.... The first being the doughnuts used here in Sweet Temptations. I expect balloons to follow, maybe toys and some of the other treats you would find at a Carnival. In the meantime, I will be playing around with the doughnuts in a few more paintings with different non-grid compositions...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Best In Painting Category
Art Explosion 2012
48x48, Oil/Canvas

"Player" is a return to my Carnival Series. It was awarded Best in Painting at Arts United, Art Explosion 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Here, the vendor is harassing you to step up and take a shot. Your reflection in the shiny balloons is your target... burst it and claim your prize... It's all right here, happiness and joy are waiting for you... Be a Winner.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


30x40, Oil/Canvas

With this landscape I kept all the colors in my palette full and rich to express the celebration of another day completed ... as the sun is settling into the evening....