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Saint Michael and the Dragon Sold 500 US$ 2014 48" wide x 48" high "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven" (Rev. 12:7). Take a closer look.
Quietly Behind You 1,500 US$ 1990 36" wide x 48" high I think the hair near her left ear interacts with the green/blue background quite well. This was one of my first nudes. Take a closer look.
This Kiss 2,000 US$ 1991 48" wide x 36" high I met my wife in a park just like this one. Take a closer look.
Flowers 3 1,000 USD 1989 30" high x 20" wide I like the abstraction of the flower components and using black lines as a separator between them, like lead in a stained glass window. Take a closer look.
Sunflower 1,000 US$ 2000 6" wide x 6" high This is the first painting that I gave to my wife, Alicia, my girlfriend at the time. Take a closer look.
White Flowers 500 US$ 1992 30" wide x 40" high I painted these flowers from a photograph of flowers with white petals and orange/yellow interior. Take a closer look.
Quietly Behind You 2 750 US$ 1993 20" wide x 30" high I enjoy the play with colors, the body being highlighted with the dark on the right and colors on the left. Up close there's not one square inch without multiple layers and colors. A damage bristle brush worked well on this particular painting. The hair at the left interacting with the background light is good. And I enjoyed the abstraction of her arms into the background and colors. I look at this painting every day. Take a closer look.
Farm Fields 500 US$ 1994 30" wide x 20" high I took little time to paint this scene. I used a very large brush and basic colors. Take a closer look.
Sibyl 1,000 US$ 1995 30" wide by 40" high The Delphic Sibyl was a legendary figure who made prophecies in the sacred precinct of Apollo at Delphi, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Michelangelo painted her on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. After the ceiling was cleaned, beautiful red lips were revealed just as they were painted by the master. Take a closer look.
Einstein 1,000 US$ 1995 36" wide x 48" high Albert Einstein's face is wonderfully fun to paint. All those wrinkles. And that white hair. And that mustache. This was my second painting of Einstein. The first was sold many years before. Take a closer look.
Yellow & Blue Flowers 500 US$ 1994 36" wide x 48" high I love the complementary colors of blue, yellow and orange. I enjoy abstracting the flower components, such as the petals. Each petal is almost one stroke of a large paint brush. This was quickly painted - maybe a few hours. Take a closer look.
Colorado Rocky Mountains 2,000 US$ 1987 72" wide x 48" high This is my first very large painting. It was of the Rocky Mountains and fields of Colorado as I imagined them. I studied Van Gogh while in school, and so I made the sky exciting. This must have been a painting inspired by a photograph from a book or magazine. The Internet wasn't even invented yet. I often find myself cutting out pictures from magazines and books to use later as inspiration. Twenty years after I painting this painting of the Rockies, I moved to Boulder, Colorado. I see mountains every day. Take a closer look.
The Farm House 1,500 US$ 1988 72" wide x 48" high This is my first painting of a farm, a barn, or farm field. It was painted quickly. My first real attempt with the sky and clouds. I grew up in Pennsylvania, and farms covered the beautiful landscape. Take a closer look.
Uncle's Truck 500 US$ 1992 24" wide x 12" high This is another painting of a red barn. Under the red roof on the side of the barn is an old truck. Left there by Uncle. This is a good first attempt at telling a little story within a painting. Take a closer look.
Blue Flowers in the Field 500 US$ 1991 36" wide x 48" high This is a large painting of flowers. My favorite color is blue. the right side of the painting was a very fun area where I abstracted the components of the flower, and I tried to make each petal a solid block of color. I also brought into the structure of the painting the use of the black lines, like lead in a stained glass window. And I also played in some areas of the field with the hot, energetic colors of yellow on top of orange with a deep, dark red background. Take a closer look.
David 750 US$ 1993 20" wide x 30" high This is the face of Michelangelo's David. This is also my first real attempt at chiaroscuro, which is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark. The use of black lines, like lead in a stained glass window, is used wonderfully here. I enjoyed this breaking up of planes and surfaces of the facial structure. Take a closer look.
Quietly Behind You 3 500 US$ 1994 24" wide x 32" high This is a third painting of a nude. This is a very light painting. I tried a bit of minimalism with only several large structural planes of the painting, and only a few colors. Those being yellow, blue and red. The female back and backside are a favorite subject of mine. Take a closer look.
Viginia Woolf 1,000 US$ 1994 24" wide x 32" high This is a painting of Virginia. Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. She said that a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction. I like how her shirt is very basic and abstract, and her face is more realistic that I've painted any other face. This is the best I've done with hair interplaying with the background. It's the best part of the painting. I enjoy this one. Take a closer look.
God, Light, and Darkness 500 US$ 1994 48" wide x 24" high A painting of the Big Man, inspired by the painting of God by Michelangelo on the Sistine ceiling. God saw that the light was good and He approved it. And God separated the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. Take a closer look.
Trunnion's Field 500 US$ 1990 48" wide x 36" high I read a story about a sailor, Commodore Trunnion, who retired in the country side with his wife. This is what I imagined for that man. Another decent attempt at a large blue sky with some clouds. Very basic shapes with the far background of trees. Almost like blue/green round puff balls. There's a lot of perspective lines of the field in this scene. Take a closer look.
Mary 500 US$ 1990 36" wide x 48" high This is a painting of Mary from the Pietà, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. I used heavily the black lines as if the painting is a stained glass window. Take a closer look.
Digger in a Potato Field 1,000 US$ 1990 36" wide x 48" high This is a painting inspired by the black chalk drawing by Vincent Van Gogh in 1885. He sketched many farmers in the field, but this one I liked most. I liked the brush strokes on the pants and the white fading on the jacket. I had to add the black crows in the background. Take a closer look.
Flowers in the Field 3 1,000 US$ 1991 36" wide x 48" high This is a companion to the other flowers painting with the similar title. Take a closer look.