Saturday, February 25, 2017

"Muffins on Main" - 12 x 12 inches - oil on canvas

"Muffins on Main" - 12 x 12 inches - oil on canvas
Every time I drive past this muffin shop, I glance inside to see people inside enjoying a muffin and a cup of coffee while chatting with friends.  I've painted this building many times, but this was the first time that I really wanted to capture the warmth of the interior.

This painting took a LONG time to come together and is painted from many different reference photos.  I started taking photos before the shop opened for business which explains the flower baskets that have since been taken down for the winter.  I kept coming back for more photos as sometimes the customers weren't clearly visible as the windows were steamed up, or, I just didn't like their shape or position.  

One of the things I like about this painting, which is a bit cheeky on my part, is that I depicted my artwork hanging inside.  Most noticeable is my "Froot Loops" painting inside the left window.  

I started by painting the shop windows as this is the focal point of the painting.  If I wasn't happy with the windows, then the painting just wouldn't work.  It was a tricky balance to depict the interior while showing the reflection of the sky and surrounding trees.  I worked slowly and purposefully until it came together.

"Muffins on Main" is a 12" square oil on canvas painting that is presented in a wood, floater frame (see additional photos below).  It is available directly from me or at  

Monday, February 13, 2017

"Diversity" - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas

"Diversity" - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas
Just a box of Dunkin' Donuts in a variety of flavors.   Diversity - makes life so much more interesting.  

I've painted a lot of donuts in my time and they are really, really tough to paint!  I started this painting a few weeks ago and put it away several times before coming back to it to finish.  Sometimes it flows easily and sometimes it doesn't.

"Diversity" is an 8 inch square painting presented in a wood floater frame (see additional photos below).  Available at

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

"Celebration" - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas

"Celebration" - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas
I've been quiet on social media lately.  Somehow, with all the political turmoil, I felt that sharing art was trivial.  With all the important issues we're facing as a nation and as a world it just seemed inconsequential.

I recently ran into an acquaintance who said something like, "I really enjoy seeing your artwork.  Keep up the good work!"  That encouragement reminded me that I can maybe brighten someone's day or make them smile and that's definitely good enough for me.

If you enjoy my art, please share it with a friend...thank you!

"Celebration" is a 6x6 inch oil on canvas painting and is presented in a wood, floater frame. See additional photos below.  It is available at