Microphone No. 2
"Microphone No. 2"
5 x 7" oil on board
This is the second in a series of microphones that I am doing.
I like the bold contrast between the dark background, and the white highlights on the silver microphone, tied together by the light blues and greys to compose the mid tones. The brushtrokes are bold and loud--just like rock n roll.
Lime On Saucer
6 x 6" oil on board
A few years back, a friend of mine gave me this mic. It is very old and no longer works, but I always loved to wonder who sang through it, and what type of music it amplified.
I wanted to depict the mic in a most basic fashion--lines and space, drawing comparisons to my other passion--music. I see the grooves on the microphone as the staffs on a sheet of music, and the highlights as whole notes.
New York, New York
"New York's Finest"
5 x 7" oil on board (click to bid)
I recently took a trip to New York City and completely fell in love! I find it interesting that tons of concrete and steel can look so beautiful and inspiring.
I saw this officer standing gaurd near Rockefeller Plaza with his horse, and immediately became intrigued. Vivid scenes of the officer chasing down a purse snatcher, or would-be mugger came to mind. Which then led to the all-important question: if he arrests someone, does he bring them in on the back of his horse?
Without Further Adieu...
24 x 36" oil on antique window
Well, it's finally here! The moment we've all been waiting for. My painting a day blog!--Thanks to Duane Keiser for the great idea!
On this blog, I will be posting little 5x7, 5x5, and 6x6 paintings that I create for the world to see along with a little blurb about the artwork. My paintings will portray everyday life as I see it, and vary in style and subject.
For my very first one, I decided to paint a field with some haystacks. I saw this scene driving throught Franklin, TN one day and just had to capture it. I titled it 'spider bite' because that's what I got standing in the field to take the photo. Enjoy!