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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Louisiana Blue Crab

Newest painting from New Orleans
the Louisiana blue crab.
In progress 
16 x 20 acrylic
on stretched canvas

Thursday, August 1, 2013

New Orleans sidewalk street sign Royal Street

My latest New Orleans landmark painting, Royal St sidewalk (banquet in New Orleans parlance)tile, street sign. Antique stores and art galleries line the French quarter section of the street, where the annual Art celebration "Dirty Linen" takes place the second Saturday of August. small. acrylic on canvas.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Lecrema Wine Painting

Frequently after coming back after a break from a long  session, a fresh eye on the subject can be  very revealing. I realised with this update  I needed to spend more  time on  some reflections and highlights, to the bottle and glass rim. That's what got all my attention with this pass today.
I am becoming pleased with the on going developments following these last stages.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

LeCrema Wine Bottle, Wine Glass and Decanter

On the home stretch with updates just about daily applied to this 16 x 20 canvas commissioned piece.
Once the the Decanter is complete it's on to the label, then final touch-ups.

Sunday, June 16, 2013


Looking through some old photos, recently I came across a couple of old paintings. This is one those. One of my first experimental paintings in realism. This painting hooked me on realism painting.
This painting is one of my all time favorite paintings.

Monday, June 3, 2013


Finally resloved a few technical issues with the bottom portion of the wine bottle and it's label border. Now on to complete the rest of the bottle  as well as start work on the adjacent  decanter

Monday, May 27, 2013

New Orleans Lakefront

Started the bench to the New Orleans  Lakefront Lakeshore Drive  painting. An iconic  scene along the south shores of Lake Pontchartrain.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wine Decanter and Bottle

Bringing out brighter light reflections with several  more passes over the white  highlights in the on-going Wine Decanter and Bottle  painting.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

New Orleans Lakefront ( in progress)

This  new New Orleans Painting of Lakeshore Drive New Orleans,  with an iconic New Orleans lakefront bench in distance, is painted from  source photo ( also shown). As in the source photo, in this in progress painting, future posts will show the bench as distant object with foreground grass blades being the main focus of painting

Monday, April 29, 2013

Wine Glass Decanter and Wine Bottle

Going up the wine glass,  added a few layers and background at top of glass.Softened reflected light on table surface. Latest changes to the on-going updates forWine Glass Decanter and Wine Bottle  .

Friday, April 26, 2013

Finally getting a  few more layers glazed over the New Orleans Jazz Saxophone Player's face  and hand ( below). Also further defined the mouthpiece.Still lots to do yet and got to be real careful  and do justice to Aldophe Sax's  windwood instrument.  
I feel a real challenge on the way!  Come back and see how I do!  
As earlier mentioned, this painting was inspired by a source photo that was taken in a procession passing in front of Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans, Mardi Gras weekend this year.

Monday, April 1, 2013

"Wine Decanter and Bottle on Table", and " New Orleans Sax Player"

Two of the most recent paintings I am working toward completing first,  "Wine Decanter and Bottle on Dinner Table", and  " New Orleans Sax Player", had a few touches and  layers applied to them over the past several days.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Wine Glass

Another  run across and further defined  border of base of wine glass of

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

New Orleans Jazz Saxophone Player..update

A few more passes over face and enhancing facial profile through movement of white
background border.
One of series of several new New Orleans related paintings.
16x 20  Acrylic on stretched canvas

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Latest painting is wine glass in front of decanter, aside a bottle of wine, on dining room table
First few of multiple layers and sessions.16 x 20 Acrylic on stretch canvas