“Chelsea Morning” is one of a series of new oil/cold wax paintings completed in 2016.
Leaning heavily on the Zorn palette for this one. Lots of fun with the limited color range.
Abstract Seated Figure, recipient of the 2014 Canson Excellence in Arts Award in the 79th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition at the Cooperstown Art Association in Cooperstown, New York.
A common sight on the rolling prairie near my studio is the solitary bird of prey. Patiently waiting for lunch, it is another example of nature’s ability to camouflage while still providing unmistakable patterns and colors that identify an individual species. Once again, I am more interested in conveying a momentary glimpse rather than a detailed anatomical study.
This is an attempt to emphasize the central composition by vignetting and by protecting the spontaneity of the initial gestural underpainting.
This oil on canvas is another member of the Earthscape series that I have been pursuing for many years.
Corvus brachyrhynchos is the Latin name of the common crow. This crow is seen as much through the imagination as the eye. It is part of a new series of large expressionist works.
Acrylic on canvas
Oil on canvas
This painting in acrylic on panel takes me back to the style I evolved while first exploring Abstract Expressionism nearly 40 years ago. The acrylic medium allows for underpainting with vibrant colors tempered quickly by subsequent glazes to establish a strong range of darks and lights.
oil on panel
richly impasto oil on canvas
oil on canvas
This is a winterscape inspired by memories of the terrain along the Mississippi River.
This snow scene is from the farm in Southeast Iowa where my mother was born.
Acrylic and charcoal on paper.
“Nike” is a charcoal and pastel drawing on Stonehenge paper.
Mixed media on toned paper.
Mixed media on toned paper, this drawing is part of a new group of works entitled the Copia Series.
This drawing of a fellow artist was done on location at Helen Floyd Cooper Park near Mayport, Florida.
charcoal on paper
charcoal on archival paper
ink wash on archival paper
charcoal / conte’ on colored paper