Monday, May 25, 2009

Lyndhurst Diner - Lyndhurst, New Jersey

2nd stage of underpainting complete...

I am using Prussian Blue for the night sky in this painting, a color that I rarely use but seems to be perfect for the job at hand.  I usually limit my palette to the 3 primary colors and 3 secondary colors plus white to achieve any color that I need in the spectrum, but on rare occasions, I will add a new color for convenience.  

I am going to take the Harris Diner painting down to OK Harris gallery sometime next week to see if they accept it and me for representation.  My old friend John Baeder did a painting of this diner years back, and it is now in their permanent collection, so I'm hoping that they like mine as well.  Wish me well...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Harris Diner-East Orange, New Jersey

Completed painting...

oil on linen

14" x  36"

Next up...Lyndhurst Diner and Old Mill Swim Cub, Paramus, N.J.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Summer Show at Kerygma

I have 9 paintings hanging in the Summer Show at Kerygma Gallery.

May 12 through August 8

The Harris Diner is almost complete...just need to do the neon tubing.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Harris Diner-East Orange, New Jersey

About 1/2 way through. 

I can't remember the last time I had this much fun painting reflective metal.  I love oil paint for it's blending capabilities, I don't think any other medium comes close to it.
You can attain such subtlety of value and color change which in turn makes the object appear 3 dimensional on a 2 dimensional surface.

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