Monthly Archives: October 2013

“The Gawker (At the Jefferson)”


“The Gawker (At the Jefferson)”, 12″ x 16″, oil on panel. October 2013.

This painting was inspired by a photo I took at the Jefferson Memorial.  The space is quite awe-inspiring, and dwarfs the visitors, who tend to walk around quietly, with an air of reverence.  When I saw this man, his pose, appearance  and expression caused me to snap his picture immediately… and fortunately, I caught him!

What I learned:  columns are harder than they look. 😉

Two Fish



“Two Fish” (sold). Oil on canvas, 7″ x 5″. September 2013.



I finished this small oil painting last month. It’s very small (for me)… in fact, at 7″ x 5″, it’s one of the smallest paintings I’ve ever done!   But I wanted to try making some smaller pieces, to see if I could make them faster, and I’ve been wanting to do more koi; also I needed some work to display in the Bin Gallery at the Art League! 🙂