Monday, April 25, 2016

Landscape painting of Center Street, 4x12" oil on cradled panel.

Landscape painting of Center Street, 4x12"  oil on cradled panel.

I had fun working on this one.  I like the grey somber midwest sky and the evergreen trees.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Three Tree Lane, landscape painting, 16x16"

"Three Tree Lane" was painted from an area in my neighborhood.  Three trees and two houses with a curving sidewalk are shown in this whimsical rendition of a suburban neighborhood.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Landscape Painting, 12x12"

This is the first painting I've done outdoors this year.  70˚ and sunny!  
I used my new home made pochede box.  It worked fairly well.  

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Lampshade Man, painting

Lampshade Man

16x16, oil on canvas
Painting: Oil on Wood.
The first thing I thought of is the old image of someone trying to be funny at a party. Then I thought about what if he really was a lamp or if he put the lamp on and received enlightenment. He looks surprised and shocked and not like he is at a party. 
This 16x16" painting is on stretched canvas, the sides are painted black, no need for a frame. Comes in a sturdy cardboard box.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Little Paintings in Public Places

I've been painting in public places with my little 
pochade box 
and having great fun with it.  
Here are some recent paintings from coffee shops and cafeterias. 




Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Sunshine In A Bowl, still life painting

This painting shows two oranges in a blue bowl and one orange on a green table top. The paint is applied in thick delicious strokes with a palette knife. It is like sunshine in a bowl and the oranges are so sweet. When you look at this painting you can taste the oranges! The best!

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

"Little Girl" portrait painting by Fred Bell.

"Little Girl" 
portrait painting by Fred Bell.

I like this painting a lot.  It shows an emotional moment for this mercurial child.  What does she want I wonder.  The painting is done in chromatic black, a combination of prussian blue, alizarin crimson and raw umber.  It is mixed by me and gives a more rich black than just using black.  I was taken with the look of this child and I hope you will be too.  14x11" on cradled panel, $350. plus postage.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Irises, 8x10" on Daily Paintworks.

These irises are planted in front of a porch at a lighthouse on Milwaukee's lake front. I loved the sunlight against the white porch and added the red grass contradict the green plant leaves color.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

Summer's Light Upon The Lake, landscape painting

Summer's Light Upon The Lake

This painting was inspired by a view I saw last summer. My paintings begin with a desire to paint and express a vision.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

I'll Tell You How The Sun Rose, Still Life Flower Painting

I'll Tell You How The Sun Rose

This colorful still life with flower was painted in oil on a canvas board. The thick paint, applied with a palette knife, gives the image a feeling of movement and action, of being alive. The bright light shoots across the objects and the shadows are deep. This was painted from common objects from around the house.
This painting is a new listing on Daily Paintworks.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

"A Sailor's Business Is The Shore"

"A Sailor's Business Is The Shore" 
is a quote from Emily Dickenson. 
This painting shows the sailor's house on the shore, 
and inland. This house has a feeling of being at sea and alone.

8x10" on canvas panel.

plus postage, $10.
in US only.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Two New Paintings on

These two framed paintings will appear on February 15, and 16, Monday and Tuesday.  They each have a buy it now price of $50.  They make a great addition to your collection or a fine gift for a friend.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Cottage on Lake, 8x10" Daily Paintworks web site

This 8x10" painting is up for auction at Daily Paintworks website. 
I have just begun to list with this site and am testing the waters.  That is why the starting bid is low.
This is a very charming painting of a yellow cottage on Pewaukee Lake a 30 minute drive from my house.  I like yellow houses and it is easy to picture myself living there.  Maybe you can too?

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Daily Paintworks website

Apples In My Favorite Bowl

I am now selling my small paintings on the Daily Paintworks website.
It's an experiment so far.
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