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21 November 2017

Golden Series: Two Pears with Cranberries and Chestnuts (+ The Thanksgiving Reader)


Golden Series: Two Pears with Cranberries and Chestnuts
Oil on linen on panel, 6x7 inches, 2017, Private Collection.

If you're interested, take a look at The Thanksgiving Reader, created by Seth Godin -- also, here's his good explanation of it.

Ending soon: Satsuma Tangerine with Leaf

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24-hour auction ends at 10PM EST on Tues, Nov 21

If you enjoy today's painting, you may also like to see my bosc pear paintings, cranberries, or a bunch of my Golden Series paintings.

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20 November 2017

Satsuma Tangerine with Leaf


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24-hour auction ends at 10PM EST on Tues, Nov 21

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If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see Two Satsuma Tangerines (available), Still Life with Three Satsumas and Handmade Cup (available), or a bunch of my paintings of tangerines.

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Happy Monday,

12 November 2017

PB & J Half


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I believe the last PB&J painting I did was in 2015, unless you consider last year's PB & J, redux commission.

My Studio Sale will be open for a bit longer before the holidays, so take a look. It was humbling for me to see that visitors to my site came from 6 continents during just the first 6 hours of my sale (or view it here on FB).



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If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see Still Life with PB & J Halves or a bunch of my paintings of PB&J.

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07 November 2017

Still Life of Leaves with Three Apples (+ Studio Sale tomorrow Nov 8)


Still Life of Leaves with Three Apples
Oil on linen on panel, 8x10 inches, 2017
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I usually title this kind of painting Still Life of Three Apples with Leaves, but these leaves really warrant switching the title to Still Life of Leaves with Three Apples. In the past, I have painted larger paintings of apples with leaves (available), lemons with leaves, pears with leaves, peaches with leaves, tangerines with leaves (available), plums with leaves, more peaches with leaves, more tangerines with leavesmore pears with leaves and even more pears with leaves... but this is my first larger painting of three apples with leaves.

********** STUDIO SALE **********
WEDNESDAY, NOV 8TH, 12 NOON EST

Since I am preparing to move my studio, I'll be having a STUDIO SALE of some available paintings. The sale will be discounted set prices, not auctions. Preview that link and I may try to add a few more paintings. Subscribers of my email list will get the sale notice first. If you aren't already on it, add yourself to my email list before Wed Nov 8th because in past studio sales, paintings have gone fast. First come, first served.

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06 November 2017

Still Life with J. F. Peto's Creamer and Strawberries (+ Studio Sale this week)


Still Life with J. F. Peto's Creamer and Strawberries
Oil on linen on panel, 6x8 inches, 2017
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Last month, I taught a workshop at one of my favorite places: the John F. Peto Studio Museum. If you're not familiar, John Frederick Peto (1854-1907), born in Philadelphia, was a late nineteenth-century figure in the trompe l'oeil school of American still life painting. The Peto Museum is a renowned and memorable studio museum about 2 hours east of Philadelphia where I live and work.

The Museum again invited me to use Peto's still life objects in my painting demonstration during this year's workshop (I painted Peto's copper jug in 2013 and his salt-glazed mug in 2015).

I chose Peto's blue and white ceramic creamer. There is a painting at the museum in which Peto himself painted this blue and white ceramic creamer. If you're interested, Peto's painting of this same creamer, along with the creamer itself!, is to the right and also pictured in this 2013 New York Times article.

As I was setting up my still life, it was cool thinking that Peto held this very object in his hands, too. Setting up one of Peto's still life objects in my own still life set up was an incredible experience.

********** STUDIO SALE **********
WEDNESDAY, NOV 8TH, 12 NOON EST

Since I am preparing to move my studio, I'll be having a STUDIO SALE of some available paintings. The sale will be discounted set prices, not auctions. Preview that link and I may try to add a few more paintings. Subscribers of my email list will get the sale notice first. If you aren't already on it, add yourself to my email list before Wed Nov 8th because in past studio sales, paintings have gone fast. First come, first served.

If you enjoy today's painting, you may also like to see Still life with John F. Peto's Copper Jug, Clementine, and Concord Grapes or Still Life with J. F. Peto's Salt-glazed Mug, Clementine, and Match.

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03 November 2017

Two Portobello Mushrooms (+ Studio Sale Nov 8)


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In my first painting class in college, I painted mushrooms with a palette knife (see a tiny photo on instagram or facebook). Since then, I've painted a mushroom only once for this blog in 2011. These portobellos are from my awesome local co-op.

********** STUDIO SALE **********
WEDNESDAY, NOV 8TH, 12 NOON EST

Since I am preparing for a big studio move, I'll be having a STUDIO SALE of available paintings. Preview that link and I'll be adding a few more. Subscribers of my email list will get the sale notice first. If you aren't already on it, subscribe to my email list before Wed Nov 8th because in past studio sales, paintings have gone fast. First come, first served.

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Have a great weekend,

26 October 2017

Concord Grapes with Idiazabal Etxegarai (Spanish Cheese)


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I'm going to be moving my studio in early December. I'll share more details soon. Also, I'm overdue to post about my recent workshop at the Peto Museum. There are a few spots open in my Nov 11-12 workshop at Artists of Yardley. Register here.

If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see Still Life with Fig and Concord Grapes No. 2, Still life with Seckel Pear, Glass Bottle, & Concord Grapes, Still life with John F. Peto's Copper Jug, Clementine, and Concord Grapes, or a bunch of my paintings of concord grapes.

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21 October 2017

Salt Water Taffy, 4x6



You can view today's painting #OnTheEasel here (insta) or here (fb).

The Four Cherries and Bleu Cheese auction ends tonight. The funds raised in this auction will be donated to A Step Up Academy for their Hands for Autism fundraiser. The auction ends at 9 PM EST tonight during their Masquerade Ball fundraiser.

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19 October 2017

Still life with Hand-picked Apples (Together Forever), 14x18"


Still life with Hand-picked Apples (Together Forever)
Oil on linen on panel, 14x18 inches, 2017
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If you're interested, award-winning cartoonist Jamar Nicholas (my friend) has a new book out. It is entitled LEON: Protector of the Playground -- a super kid hero graphic novel (144 pages, full color). You can order it here (available in soft and hardback editions; all orders can be personalized and signed by the author). Jamar's blog is a great place to familiarize yourself with his awesome work, and you can follow him on instagram and facebook. You'll see in some of the photos on social media that LEON could be a great Halloween (or any day) costume.

Auction ending tonight at 8PM EST:
Fortune Cookie with Blue Block from Patmos, Greece, 4x5"

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18 October 2017

Fortune Cookie with Blue Block from Patmos, Greece (+ update on my parents' new book)


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24-hour auction ends at 8PM EST on Thurs. Oct 19th

I want to wish my mom a happy birthday today! I had the best fortune having her as my mom. ; ) If you're interested, there's been so much awesome buzz about my parents' newly published children's book, The ABCs of Thomas Merton: A Monk at the Heart of the World. Check out some of the press here and the book is for sale on Amazon -- the reviews are ALL 5 stars!

If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see Heirloom Tomato on Blue Block from Patmos, Greece (Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017).

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17 October 2017

Self-portrait in a Blue Vase with Italian Plums, Peach, and Eucalyptus, 12x24"


Self-portrait in a Blue Vase with Italian Plums, Peach, and Eucalyptus
12x24 inches
Oil on linen on panel
Sold ($9,000)

Here's another Maria Popova article, "What Color Is The Wind?":

"'What is essential is invisible to the eye,' Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry wrote in The Little Prince. Those bereft of vision, therefore, need not be bereft of the essential — they discern it by means other than sight. The richness of that otherness is what Belgian artist and author Anne Herbauts came to see in a surprising and profound question from a blind child. During a bookmaking workshop she was leading, a little boy asked her whether she, as an artist, could tell him what color the wind was — a notion of the same trans-sensory, synesthetic quality as Helen Keller’s electrifying account of 'hearing' Beethoven..." [Keep reading]

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