Saturday, March 24, 2012


 I've finished some small (4" by 6") pieces for the Athens ARTSfest. Above there are two colors on each piece. Below I've finished the works by adding a third color to each.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


 Just a few new pieces for the Athens ARTSfest.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


  I continue to get ready for the Athens ARTSfest
I have some more fun with puzzles.
Mark the date: May 5th and May 6th in Athens, PA

Friday, March 16, 2012

A few new Night & Day paintings:

I visit the Night & Day Coffee Cafe (right here in Mansfield, PA) at least three times a week.  Sports Trivia on Tuesdays, Trivial Pursuit on Thursdays and card playing on Sundays. Jes, the owner, has allowed me to hang my artwork there for many years. So of course I made some pieces with the cafe's name on them. Some similar pieces are hanging in the kitchens of various coffee lovers!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Special commissioned piece

Emily, the German teacher in Troy, has her students involved in a program where they go to Germany for three weeks during the school year. Some students from Germany stayed in Troy and experienced the high school there. It is a great opportunity for all. Emily has decided to present the German school with a piece of art to commemorate the exchange.
I was asked to include certain words and to work for a green, blue and violet effect.  Above I started with yellow oxide and below I've added a layer of phtalo blue. 
 The last color layer was violet which is shown below.
 Finally, I hand-painted some areas to add more contrast as seen below.