Friday, August 26, 2022

Two of a kind : : best buddies

Kaya and Ollie

8" x 10"

Oil with palette knives on board

This is the second of two pet portraits I did for my cousin's 50th birthday. Kaya and Ollie like to hang out together. They are a cute pair of pugs!

Monday, August 22, 2022

Cat in a box


8" x 8"

Oil with palette knives on board

My aunt asked if I would paint a couple of pet portraits for my cousin for her 50th birthday. This is Cleo, her beautiful cat, doing what cats do best-sit in a box.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Summer painting from Newport Rhode Island

Harborside Cocktails and Conversation

12" x 36"

Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord

Available $1200

This fun place called The Reef is located in Newport, Rhode Island where you can enjoy cocktails and conversation right on the harbor. If you are lucky enough to own one of the yachts or condos shown in the background, you can simply roll right in to your bed for an afternoon siesta afterwards.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Entering Melrose

Entering Melrose
12" x 12"
oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord

Carol asked if I would paint this sign for her daughter who is going away to college at NYU in the fall. She hopes it will remind Molly of her hometown and perhaps make her feel a little less homesick. Molly's graduation photo was taken in this beautiful Victorian style gazebo that is located in the Melrose town park on Ell Pond. 

Monday, August 8, 2022

Miami University series #3: Kumler Chapel

Kumler Chapel at Miami University

11" x 14"

Oil with palette knives on board

This is the third painting in a series of art focusing on iconic imagery from my alma mater Miami University. 

Here is a little history about the chapel from the Miami University instagram page:

Western College for Women's Kumler Memorial Chapel was dedicated on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 28, 1918, not an insignificant feat as just ten months earlier, the great tower of the partly completed building had crashed to the ground. The chapel was a gift from Anna Kumler Wight, Western Class of 1879, and her sister, Ella Kumler McKelvy, to honor their parents and paternal grandfather, Elias, one of the first to donate toward the founding of Western Female Seminary, Western’s original name. The gray structure of native Ohio stone was designed by Carrère and Hastings, the same New York architectural firm that constructed the New York Public Library. Kumler is a reproduction of an old chapel that Thomas Hastings admired in Normandy. Although no regular church services have been held here since Western and Miami University merged in 1974, it is a popular venue for concerts, lectures, graduations, and, of course, weddings.

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