I started painting smaller scale pieces a few years ago. These are popular as gifts, especially during the holidays when many galleries have miniature exhibitions. They are also well-suited for beginning collectors and those with limited space. I especially like the square format and settled on 6" x 6" as my go-to miniature size. These are oil on canvas panels in 2-1/2" wide plein air style frames in an espresso or gold finish.
Oval Beach 6X6#2, $110
Oval Beach 6X6#5, $110
Oval Beach 6X6#6
"About the Sky"
A dominate sky has been a central theme in my work for many years. This new series began in late 2017 has a particular emphasis on the sky, quite often as the primary subject. These 9" x 12" oil on canvas paintings are framed in plein air style, gallery quality frames.
“The Promenade Series” is an ongoing series of oil paintings depicting the subtle and fleeting beauty of the Indiana landscape on the fringe of development. Its purpose is not only to document and bring attention to these fragile and often unnoticed pockets of nature, but also to provide an affordable option for those interested in acquiring and collecting original local art. These works are an artist’s personal response to a promenade, a walk through the landscape, taking the time to experience and then express a sense of place. As the series progresses, the effects of weather, season, time of day, and the simple passing of time will allow the unique and varying characteristics of our local landscape to unfold. Each piece in “The Promenade Series” can stand alone or as part of a grouping. The 9 x 12 canvases are framed in a simple black floater style frame and are being offered at a special price of $150.
UPDATE October, 2017
This series is now discontinued as the landscapes have changed. As such, this series has fulfilled its purpose. Several nice examples are still available and, even though my art is selling for more than a few years ago, I am leaving this series at a value price of $150 each.
Promenade Series, 09/12/13, SOLD
Promenade Series, 09/09/13, $150
Promenade Series, 08/28/13, $150
Promenade Series, 06/03/14, $150
Promenade Series, 08/13/14, $150
Promenade Series, 08/19/13, $150
Promenade Series, 09/03/13, $150
"I am inspired by the colors, shapes, atmosphere, and seasonal changes that I see in the Indiana landscape. I strive to remain truthful to my subject while looking to emphasize that which makes it unique, interesting, and worthy of being documented in a painting. Throughout the painting process, I also appreciate the feeling of the paint coming off the brush and the rhythms and motion of working across the canvas. Through this, I strive to capture the mood of the scene and relay a sense of place."
Fields in August, SOLD
Morning at Morse $675
August Promenade II $375
The Creamery, Zionsville $325
An August Morning, $375
First to Turn $325
Morning Cloud-Break $325
Season's End $875
First Morning Light, $375
Beach and Dunes
"As a landscape painter, being a Hoosier is paramount in my work. The Indiana landscape offers not only a variety and complexity of environments, but also opportunities to experience the simple and often understated beauty of our surroundings. This provides for limitless sources of inspiration. While finding daily prompts to create around my home of over a decade in Central Indiana, I continue to be called to the scenes of my childhood, the shores of Lake Michigan."
Oval Beach Shoreline, $425
Pier and Light, Michigan City, IN $375
Reaching the Shore, $425
Sailing Back In, $325
Harbor at Dusk, $375
Kalamazoo River, Saugatuck, MI, SOLD
Harbor Light, $425
Breaking at South Haven, $375
Dodging Storms, Indiana Dunes $775
Pink, Indiana Dunes $875
Red, Holland Harbor $875
Indiana Dunes, Summer Afternoon I, $425
Indiana Dunes, Shoreline, $375
Above the Shore, Indiana Dunes, $375
At times, other subjects demand my attention. On occasion, I will produce work themed specifically for an exhibition, a special event, or a commission. Sometimes, I just feel like doing something a little different.