Maraschino Madness

This is a third painting in my cocktail condiment series!  Cheery cherries!  Makes me want a cocktail.  Like the  olives and  citrus slices , this was done in acrylic on board  24″x36″.

All three are now available as a blank note card.  $3.00 each.  Contact me if interested in cards or this available painting.

Cherries

 

This was the inspiration!  Juicy, deliciousness!!

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Bow Street Beauty at Poco’s

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This  is a working title for this latest painting done in acrylic.  Not sure the title is going to stick but it’s a good start.  This is another Portsmouth store front.  It is actually a restaurant named Poco’s Bow Street Cantina in a beautiful old brick building. Between the old brick, the pediments, and the hanging starlights in the window I was intrigued.

Acrlyic on 8×10 panel              $150 (unframed)

The Evolution of a Lime

I decided to make another painting a la Olive Progression and wanted to do something fun that wasn’t exactly the same repeated image. I chose to go with slices of citrus fruits – lime, lemon, and orange – for a colorful palette with a little more detail.

Step one - basecoat

Step 1- Base coat

Step 2 - Placement design. Cutouts of the slices to give me an idea of where to place each colored fruit.

Step 2 – Placement design. Cutouts of the slices help give me an idea of where to place each colored fruit.

Step 3 - Let the painting begin! Basecoat colors for the slices.

Step 3 – Let the painting begin! Base coat colors for the slices.

Step 4 - Starting in on the texture detail.

Step 4 – Starting in on the texture detail.

Step 5 - Adding more detail.

Step 5 – Adding more detail.

Step 6 - Looking more like a lime...

Step 6 – Looking more like a lime…

Step 7 - Finished lime!

Step 7 – Finished lime!

Step 7 - All done! Makes me want a cocktail!

All done! Makes me want a cocktail!

Olive progression

This is a commissioned piece for a bar in Hampton. These three pictures show the progression of  painting olives. The undercoated olives are in yellow. I then base coated the olives in various shades of green.  Then the final painting of the juicy olives.  What can I say, “olive painting”!

Under coat (first step) in yellow.

Under coat (first step) in yellow.

Base coat in green.

Base coat in green.

Finished olives!

Finished olives!

 

 

House Portrait

 

House Portrait

In 2012, I was contacted by a young man from the area who was referred to me by a friend and fellow painter. He brought me a picture of his fiance’s family home and asked that I paint a rendition of the photo as a gift for his wife-to-be’s parents. The couple was married last summer and he gave them the painting at the rehearsal dinner.

acrylic on slate