Recent Works​

2007 - 2017

These paintings show the variety of subjects I have explored in recent years.

Note:  Many of my painting are studies based on the work of artists I                            admire to help me learn and  progress in my oil painting. Those I have              labeled studies.
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Mayan and Aztec Worlds

Mayan and Aztec Worlds

Painting based on Mayan and Aztec friezes

Florida Dreams (2009)

Florida Dreams (2009)

Painting based on photograph taken by my friend Andy Ilachinski (See https://www.andy-ilachinski.com)

Having Fun

Having Fun

Tubing party in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Bird Watching at Accotink

Bird Watching at Accotink

Lake Accotink Park, Alexandria, Virginia

The Photographer

The Photographer

Dora Kelly Nature Park in Alexandria, Virginia

Male Female Duality

Male Female Duality

Painting includes as its center piece a copy of Pietro Longhi's painting "The Foyer" (1750). The top panels include gargoyle's from English Cathedrals and a reproduction of a watercolor from William Blake. The panels below include 12 century tarot cards, an excerpt from Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights. The remaining panels are based on photographs taken site seeing in Rome and Florence, done while taking a class with Carol Dupre at the Art League in Alexandria, VA.

Tree Landscape

Tree Landscape

This painting is a mood study based on a wonderful black and white photograph by Peter Damo [LensWork 79, 2008] entitled "Low Cloud Tree" a landscape in Flinders Ranges, Australia. His web site is http://peterdamo.com.

A Little Spanish Girl

A Little Spanish Girl

Based on a photograph taken while walking through a coastal town in Spain

A Dark Night of the Soul

A Dark Night of the Soul

This painting was done while I was taking a class at the Art League [ https://www.theartleague.org/school/ ] under a wonderful artist Carol Dupre. You can see her work at http://www.cmdupre.com/thebalticseaseries.html.

Adjusting to Japan

Adjusting to Japan

Painting based on a photograph of my daughter when she was living in Japan while teaching English

The Bellydancing Show

The Bellydancing Show

Painting is based on a photograph of my youngest daughter during a bellydancing show

A Trio Getting Ready for Halloween

A Trio Getting Ready for Halloween

Painting based on a photograph of my wife, then college girlfriend, her roommate and close friend Amaralis, and our friend Dario.

Self Portrait (Unfinished)

Self Portrait (Unfinished)

Exploring the coast in an Omani dhow

A Break from Flamenco Dancing

A Break from Flamenco Dancing

Painting based on a black and white post card I bought in Spain.

Steichen Color Study 1

Steichen Color Study 1

Personal study based on a 1925 monochrome photograph by Edward Steichen. The actors Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lund. See: William Ewing and Todd Brandow, "Edward Steichen In High Fashion - The Conde Nast Years 1923-1937," FEP Editions Norton.

Steichen Color Study 2

Steichen Color Study 2

Personal study (unfinished) based on a 1928 monochrome photograph by Edward Steichen. See plate140, pg. 184 in Todd Brandow and William Ewing, "Edward Steichen, Lives in Photography," FEP Editions, Norton.

Fruit and Wine Still Life

Fruit and Wine Still Life

Painting for my friends, the McGoverns

The Two Annas (Fin 2009)

The Two Annas (Fin 2009)

High school orchestra players. Painting remained unfinished for some time.