Blog: Art

Eve Had the Right Idea

Eve Had the Right Idea

"Eve Had The Right Idea" is an acrylic on canvas painting completed in 2022. The  18x24 canvas was gessoed with tissue paper to make it very textured prior to building up several layers of colorful acrylic paint. How the apple fits into the "Eve" myth is obvious. But...

Painting a Colorful Abstract Mural

Painting a Colorful Abstract Mural

This mural is a colorful abstract done on a light blue bedroom wall.  It measures 9 x 10 feet and took about 11 hours from start to finish, including the time spent designing it in Photoshop. Here's the finished product: Below is the "before" picture (big difference,...

Hip Art Deco Travel Theme Painting

Hip Art Deco Travel Theme Painting

Everyone loves art deco! In it's heyday in the early part of the 20th century, different modes of traveling the world reached the imagination of the general public, which fueled the wonderful travel themes that were so popular in art deco design. This painting is an...

Painting a Tree Silhouette Mural

Painting a Tree Silhouette Mural

I've painted some very intricate murals, but sometimes a simple silhouette mural is exactly what's called for. In this case, less is more for a hallway that is dark with no direct light and only a single bulb light fixture. It's also quite narrow - only 3 feet wide in...

Seascape Mural

Seascape Mural

I recently completed a seascape mural for Golden Breath American Tai Chi, located on Cottman Avenue in Philadelphia, PA). The aim was to create something appropriately peaceful for this active tai chi studio. The raggedy tree has a bonsai feel to it, and it stretches...

Nittany Lion Statue

Nittany Lion Statue

This 3 1/2 foot long resin "Nittany Lion" was painted as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of Penn State, Brandywine campus. Dozens of artists were invited to paint a lion with proceeds going to help provide scholarships for Penn State Brandywine students. I...

“Old” Art from a New Photo

“Old” Art from a New Photo

I love old photographs - they have character that just can't be beat! In addition to being a photographer, I'm also an artist who works in acrylics. Both of my loves work together very well and recently I've begun to play around with making my modern digital...