My still life paintings are very traditional, as I make them mostly for enjoyment and as a teaching tool.  The figurative work below is more descriptive of my style.  There are three distinctive processes displayed here: direct painting, grisaille with glazing, and direct painting with glazing.


fini.jpg (114007 bytes)     still_life_with_skull.jpg (144747 bytes)

complete.jpg (302130 bytes)     tablecloth and fruit fini.jpg (347634 bytes)     Still_Life_with_Grapes.jpg (135138 bytes)

     Composition No 3.jpg (192466 bytes)          Ball_and_Tees.jpg (38059 bytes)

maggie's choice.jpg (353051 bytes)     Final_sized.jpg (55548 bytes)     Maggies_Design.jpg (93082 bytes)

I_Am.jpg (29452 bytes)     Reckoning_high_res.jpg (41294 bytes)

Highly_personal_Image_2b_.jpg (244719 bytes)     Highly_personal_Image_1_.jpg (572783 bytes)     IMG_0074.JPG (3177488 bytes)


Lately, I have been trying to challenge myself.  Because my still life paintings are quite labor  and time intensive, I decided to limit myself to thirty minutes.  Each of these paintings were made in thirty-five minutes or less.  These paintings were made, at the time,  without the student knowing.  As they were constantly moving, the finished products are quite gestural and loose.  Plus, they were a blast to make!  It might be of interest that these paintings are made on supports (canvas or hardboard) left behind by former students, thus elements of the student's painting were integrated into my painting.  For instance, in the painting on the far left, the large, red, circular shape and its background were from the original student painting.


 classroomdemonstration_Amy.jpg (165296 bytes)     classroomdemonstration_Sandra2.jpg (237771 bytes)     classroomdemonstration_Sandra.jpg (407475 bytes)     classroomdemonstration_Christian.jpg (333965 bytes)

classroomdemonstration_Paul.jpg (195034 bytes)    




Sleeping fini.jpg (53627 bytes)        Triptic_web.jpg (237728 bytes)  

installation.jpg (76545 bytes)


spaghetti_pot.jpg (28182 bytes)     Mantis.jpg (85234 bytes)     Final.jpg (117568 bytes)



collage.jpg (52310 bytes)     Black Death detail 3.jpg (29915 bytes)     Petrification_resized.jpg (59805 bytes)     My_Higher_and_Lower_Self_resized.jpg (79654 bytes)

Lexis_b-day_gift_...and_after.jpg (47519 bytes)