Six Panel with Lapis Lazuli

Back to canvass and experimentation with texture. I grounded up my Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan into a fine powder. Then I composed a non objective design onto six canvasses. I used clear stand oil and saturated the work, and spread the Lapis across the surface.
The images randomly appeared with a slightly raised texture. Completely free from the use of a brush the powder collected in abstract forms of soft unhindered clumps. I enjoyed watching the powder melt into the pigment. The almost eerie faces appeared as if the painting was looking back at me.

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Sail Panes

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.

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Guitar

Old ideas with new faces

I wanted to warm up tonight with a guitar that had been sitting around awaiting a face lift. I’ll stop here and see where to go next.

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Franz Marc style horses

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.

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Special Delivery

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.

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“Octagon” window

My latest commission:
This is an eight sided window from a prominent Williams Bay boat house. No better way to keep the magic alive that turn into art.

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Double Paine octowindow was a challenge. Just adding color didn’t match up to both sides. Double the Paine!

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Modi 3

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.

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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.

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