Sailing has been a part of my family for generations. I wanted to honor my mom and her sister with this ten panel window. It features the sail boat they used to race while growing up on Geneva Lake. I worked towards a repetitive effect with each panel depicting subtle differences and a few drastic color schemes.
I had the pleasure of spending the day under blue skies painting on the side walks of Wauwatosa Wisconsin. The Urban Laundry boutique was my first attempt at capturing a store front in full sharpie style and backlit effects. It was a pleasure meeting all the fine folks in the “cream city”; named for the color of the bricks that were used in the early days of Milwaukee.
I received a welcome response from the beautiful style specialists at “Urban Laundry”. Dee Dee was also there to assist with my color scheme. She said don’t forget the red wagon in the background. I’ll be touching up some areas after it dries but for a single sitting in cooler temps I think it went well. The Starbucks coffee helped too. Thanks Tosa, here’s to you.
This new Horse window was commissioned by Dave Grever for his daughter. Sadly Dave will be moving to Texas soon. The window is from his house here in Williams Bay. His daughter loves horses and seems pleased with the idea of moving to a state full of our four legged friends. Dave is a war historian and knows Franz Marks tragic end on the WWI fields of Verdun in 1916.
The Baker House on glass was an experiment using glue and a silver sharpie to look like stained glass. I delivered the piece today to the surprise of the staff dressed in 1920’s fashion. If any one is in the Lake Geneva are I encourage you to experience this treasure of a land mark on the shores of Geneva Lake.
I wish you all happy days and a fun weekend.
Modi 3 is my first attempt at morphing figures together on glass. Quick brushwork was required, and the paint became thick and uncontrollable in the end. To no avail, the paint spark returned and everything fell into place.
This image was conceived from two works by Modiglianni.
After days of thought and an old Sharpie dying out, I changed the painting into a reflection of our troops fighting against martyrs willing to die for a promised 72 virgins.
Hello Art fans,
A new day brings a new commission. I was asked to paint horses on one of my last antique windows in stock. So I went to one of my favorite artists Franz Marc from a small town near Munich. He was the founder of the German expressionists movement known as the Blue Rider. (Der Blau Reiter) Marc was killed in the battle of Verdun in WWI. Sad to think the great artists of the time were on opposite sides shooting at each other.
Marc was known for painting animals in their natural setting. I wanted to paint something bold with large areas of pure color. Minimal Sharpie, maximum paint. I hope you like the piece as well as Carlo and Ingrid Krause the German couple who commissioned the painting as an addition to their horse farm in Middleton Wisconsin.
“Pferde und Fenster”
My latest project is a continuation of famous landmarks on the shores of Geneva Lake on antique windows. The Baker House in The city of Lake Geneva Wisconsin.
Happy Monday painting,
I spent the afternoon working with a color scheme for the Baker House with some success. See below as the window fills with background and substance in the wings. The sky blossomed as quick brushwork in ultra marine blue and titanium white danced across the roof line. Violette overcoat was added after for fill in. The sky is complimentary to the yellow and bright orange accents on the home and foliage. The sharpie held strong and is the grid work of support. I like the contrast of heavy black lines and subtle color peaking through. The Baker House is a culmination of all the famous icons of Geneva Lake I painted on glass this summer. I hope you enjoy the progression.