Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fuji stage 2 - Work in progress by Jeff

Working on handlebars today. I'll set these tiles aside now and let the paint dry. One more sitting should do it for the handlebars and brakes, I think.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fuji - Work in progress by Jeff

I've done several paintings of this old bike, but it's been a while. I'm doing this one specifically for my new gallery, Bennett Street. Susie Pryor, the owner of the gallery, showed so much enthusiasm for my bike paintings that I just couldn't resist! I'm a real sucker for enthusiasm about my art.

The subject here is a bike that my sister and I gave to my mom as a birthday present when we were teenagers. It spent many years at the beach in North Carolina, until it just got too rusty to use practically. I brought it back to Georgia to live in my garden, where it has gained more and more rust and patina. I suppose with enough WD40 I could still ride it, but it makes an awfully nice model for my paintings just like it is!

The finished size of this piece will be 40" x 40". This image is a close-up of the painting - it's going to have a lot more breathing room when it's done.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New finished work - bound for my new gallery!

I've got new representation in Atlanta: Bennett Street Gallery! These paintings are finished and ready to go to them next week, though they won't officially be introducing me for a few months. I have a really good feeling about this gallery! Stay tuned for dates of my openings.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Two Marbles - work in progress by Jeff

Back from our cruise and ready for some serious painting! I started this painting of two marbles a while ago, but I got distracted by other projects. O thought it was further along than it is, but looking at it with fresh eyes reveals a lot of opportunity for improvement.

18" x 48"

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Couple of Towers - work in progress by Jeff

I'm trying to get to a good stopping point on these two paintings before I leave for a cruise to Mexico tomorrow! I plan to come back with some good, new reference material. In fact, we're going to stop and photograph a few water towers that I know of on the way.

12" x 9"

9" x 12"