Thursday, February 28, 2013

East Meets West

2013, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

I loved the visual of the Japanese tea cup with the American coffee mug. In actuality the coffee mug was made in Japan and the tea cup was made in China. The Asian looking black plate is however Frankoma, which is made in the US.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Awaiting Soup

2013, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

I found this set of plates and bowls at the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter's thrift store. I bought these pieces because of their color but little did I realize how vibrant the reflected light would be underneath the bowl.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Red Cabbage

2013, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

There are times when I really have to "stick to the list" when I go to the supermarket. If not, I would probably have about 17 red cabbages in the fridge at any given time. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Empty Plate

2013, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

This is a sushi plate that I bought at the last Treasure Sale at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Plug for next year. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Strawberry Bowl

2013, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

I've had these two pieces for over a year. I kept meaning to paint them. I'm glad that I did.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Small Pitcher

2013, Oil on Canvas, 7"x 5"

This painting is of a small pitcher that's been hanging around the studio for a few years. It's been a hit on the classroom circuit, Museum, High School, Studio. I even used it in a demo painting. Now it's hit the big time. A headliner. Top billing. "My big chance!"

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Oil Pastel

2013, Oil on Canvas, 7"x 5"

I was painting today along with my students. I love Oil Pastel, they'e like crayons for grown-ups. I'll have to try them when I grow up.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Copper Spire

2013, Oil on Canvas, 7"x 5"


This is a painting of the Central Presbyterian Church located on the square in Chambersburg, PA. I pass by it on my way to work each morning. If all of the planets are in alignment I can sit at the light and sneak a photograph while actually looking through the view finder. If not, look out.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Ice Cube Wrapper

2013, Oil on Canvas, 4"x 6"

This is the gold foil wrapper off of my favorite childhood candy, Ice Cubes. I'm surprised that it's as good as I remember. I found them at Wegmans in the Bulk Candy section and bought two pounds.

Sunday, February 3, 2013


2013, Oil on Canvas, 4"x 6"

I love pears. Best fruit ever invented!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Fox Skull

2013, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

This was painted in my classroom at the High School. This fox skull is a prop that has apparently been in the Art Room longer than it was in the fox. Sad.