Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Oyatsu To Gin - by Jeff

The title of this painting means "Snacks and Silver" in Japanese. I like painting these colorful products from a culture other than my own. They bring context to the composition that would probably feel completely different to someone from Japan.

Oyatsu To Gin - 12" x 12" oil on panel

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Berlin Bicycle - by Jeff

I saw this bike outside the Berlin Hauptbahnhof (the main train station) in November of 2011. I took some serious liberties with the color of the bike: the original was a much yellower green. I wanted the bike to stand out from the grass and the vegetation across the water, so I invented a sort of metallic blue green for it. I'm continuing to explore a new direction here, in which I render the background elements in an abbreviated, painterly style, while going crazy hyper-real on the subject in the foreground.

Berlin Bicycle - 24" x 32" oil on panel

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Steel on Paper - by Jeff

Here's a funky little still life I just finished. I found this old Coke can inside one of the walls in my house when I was doing some renovation. The house was built in 1978, so I imagine the can is from that year. It picked up some nice rust over the years, but the paint still looks bright and new. And it's made of steel! Crazy! I put it with some other steel things so it wouldn't feel lonely.

Steel on Paper - 12" x 18" oil on panel

Monday, March 7, 2011

Metal and Glass with Japanese Snacks - by Jeff

This little still life is a compilation of weird stuff that I thought looked good together. It was fun to paint!

Metal and Glass with Japanese Snacks - 12" x 12" oil on panel

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunglasses City - new painting by Jeff

I just got this one glued up and varnished. It's a New York City street scene that I've decided to call "Sunglasses City." I think it may be one of the best things I've ever done!

Sunglasses City - 20" x 30" oil on panel

New iPad App!

I have anew app available from the iTunes App store for the iPad. It's $1.99 and features 49 of my early still life paintings. I plan to have more volumes with different subjects soon.
Get the App here