31 December 2008

Detroit, Paris of America! SOLD


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Detroit, Paris of America!
oil on linen panel, 5"x7"
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This daily painting is a detail of one of the beautiful building from another era in Detroit.
Around 100 years ago Detroit was known as the Paris of America, and many of the beautiful buildings still exist.
#507

30 December 2008

Citylights #38, SOLD


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Citylights #38
oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is the 38th painting in the Citylights series. This is Woodward Ave on the way back from visiting with the Grandkids.
#506

29 December 2008

Woodward Reflections, SOLD


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Woodward Reflections
oil on linen panel, 5"x5"
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This daily painting is of a wedding dress in a warm window and aqua neon glow reflected in the wet pavement from melting snow.
#505

28 December 2008

Detroit Landscape#4, SOLD


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Detroit Landscape#4
oil on linen panel, 5"x5"
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This daily painting is part of the Ford River Rouge foundry.
#504

27 December 2008

Urban Shadow, SOLD


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Urban Shadow
oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is of a typical streetscape in Detroit's vast urban areas.
There are wonderful downtown and residential areas in Detroit that are connected by vast areas of neglect like this.
#503

26 December 2008

Charlotte Lounge, Charlotte & Cass


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Charlotte Lounge, Charlotte & Cass
SOLD
oil on canvas panel, 5"x5"
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This daily painting is of the Charlotte Lounge at the corner of Charlotte & Cass. The Cass Corridor was home to the Detroit Cass corridor art movement of the 60's and 70's.
Cass Corridor was know as Detroit's Skid Row in the 60's. and became a catalyst for the Bohemian life of students and artists. Also home to Creem magazine the predecessor of Rolling Stone. Robert Sestok is one of many the Cass corridor artists still making art.
#502

24 December 2008

Blue Reflections, SOLD


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Blue Reflections
oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is of another building with strong contrasts of light and shadow and color compliments.
#501

23 December 2008

Rolling Steel, my 500th Post, SOLD


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Rolling Steel
oil on canvas panel, 5"x5"
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This daily painting is a detail of a freight train car and wheel. I was really interested in the contrast and color compliments.
Can't believe this is my 500th blog post.
Thank you to everyone that has helped make it a success.
#500

22 December 2008

Storm Clouds


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Storm Clouds
SOLD
oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is of an interesting blue house with an approaching storm. I like these old, worn, and faded diamond patterned roofs on these old houses
#499

21 December 2008

Hard Times, Detroit


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Hard Times, Detroit
oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is of an area of Detroit like so many that have been impacted by the economy that has been so bad for so long here. A bright sunny day today, always gives you hope for a better tomorrow.
#498

19 December 2008

Penobscot Bldg Nocturne, SOLD


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Penobscot Bldg Nocturne
oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is a nocturne of the Beautiful Penobscot Building in downtown Detroit.
#496

18 December 2008

Woodward Ave Corner, SOLD


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Woodward Ave Corner
oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is of a corner bldg on Woodward Ave with late afternoon light.
#495


17 December 2008

Rouge Bridge, detail #2, SOLD


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Rouge Bridge, detail #2
oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is of a beautiful steel bridge near the River Rouge Plant.
#494

16 December 2008

The Urban Alphabet J


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The Urban Alphabet J
oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is from Baker's Keyboard Lounge, the World's oldest Jazz Club.
The Urban Alphabet is finally done as is the book.
#493

15 December 2008

Naples Yellow, SOLD


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Naples Yellow
oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is of a wonderful corner building in Midtown Detroit, with the Fisher Building in the background.
#492

14 December 2008

Urban Alphabet Q, SOLD


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Urban Alphabet Q
oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is the letter Q from a New York sign. Only the letter J to do and the alphabet will be complete and I will be able finish the Urban Alphabet Book. I will get back to doing Urban Landscapes very soon.
#491

13 December 2008

Urban Alphabet P, SOLD


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Urban Alphabet P
oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is the letter P from a New York sign. Only two more letters J & Q, to do and the alphabet will be complete and I will be able finish the Alphabet Book. I will get back to doing Urban Landscapes very soon.
#490

12 December 2008

Urban Alphabet Z, SOLD


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Urban Alphabet Y, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is the letter Z from a New York sign. Only three more letters J, P & Q, to do and the alphabet will be complete and I will be able finish the Alphabet Book.
#489

11 December 2008

Urban Alphabet Y


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Urban Alphabet Y, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is the letter Y from a sign in NY. From a corner cafe named DAY//-O,
in Greenwich Village. It has been closed since 2007, I hope it reopens.
#488

10 December 2008

Metropolitan, SOLD


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Metropolitan, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is of a downtown Detroit building showing the effects that a down economy has on an area over a long period of time
#487

09 December 2008

The Detroit Alphabet W, SOLD


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The Detroit Alphabet W, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is from the Detroit Alphabet series and is from a sign for a flower shop on Nine Mile Rd in Ferndale, the letters have been repainted silver. The big yellow "W" was from another era.
#486

08 December 2008

Detroit Landscape #3, SOLD


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Detroit Landscape #3, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is of the Eastern Market area of Detroit
#485

07 December 2008

Citylights#37, SOLD


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Citylights#37 oil on canvas panel, 5"x7"
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This daily painting is from the Citylights Series and is of the Ambassador Bridge seen from a distance. A very festive painting for the Holidays.

#484

06 December 2008

Citylights#36, SOLD


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Citylights#36 oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is from the Citylights Series and is of Woodward Ave in Detroit

#483

05 December 2008

Brush Park, detail, SOLD



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Brush Park, detail, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily painting is a detail of a Brush Park building

#482

04 December 2008

ART, SOLD




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ART, oil on canvas panel, 5"x7"
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This daily painting is part of the sign on the Fine Arts Building on Woodward Ave in Detroit,
Because we all need a little ART.
#481

03 December 2008

Brush Park #14, SOLD


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Brush Park #14, oil on canvas panel, 5"x5"
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This daily painting is of an apartment building in the Brush Park area of Detroit
#480

02 December 2008

Patricia Street, SOLD


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Patricia Street, oil on canvas panel, 5"x7"
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This daily oil painting is of a funky corner building on Patricia Street in Detroit.

#479

01 December 2008

Corner Shadows, SOLD


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Corner Shadows, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily oil painting is of a funky corner storefront in Detroit. There are very many corner stores similar to this one all over the city.
in the doorway really caught my eye.
#478

30 November 2008

Woodward Ave House, SOLD


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Woodward Ave House, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily oil painting is of an interesting house and partial storefront along Woodward Ave in Detroit. The blue shadows and reflective light
in the doorway really caught my eye.
#477

29 November 2008

Rouge Nocturne #2, SOLD


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Rouge Nocturne #2, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily oil painting is of an evening scene along the River Rouge. The hulking buildings are the Morton Salt silos.
#476

28 November 2008

Eastern Market Alley, SOLD


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Eastern Market Alley, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily oil painting is of an alley in Detroit's Eastern Market. I was interested in the dark shadows and sky reflections and the contrasting colors in this scene.
#475

27 November 2008

Citylights #35, Fisher Building, SOLD


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Citylights #35, Fisher Building, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily oil painting is from the Citylight Series, this scene is of the Fisher Building as seen from Woodward Ave.
#474

26 November 2008

Citylights #34, SOLD


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Sold to collector in Spring, TX
Citylights #34, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily oil painting is from the Citylight Series, this scene is of Woodward Ave.
#473

25 November 2008

The Detroit Alphabet I


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SOLD
The Detroit Alphabet I, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily oil painting, The Detroit Alphabet I, is from the neon sign on the Vinsetta Garage building on Woodward Ave. A little red, white and blue for today.
#472

24 November 2008

GM Building, SOLD


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G.M. Building, oil on canvas panel, 5"x7"
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Daily oil painting of the General Motors Building. We in Detroit hope the bailout plan will be approved. We don't agree about everything they have done in the past, and much of their problems were brought on by themselves. But the whole banking mess has not helped, 2.5 million jobs are in peril. Michigan has been in a recession for five years and this would really destroy the state if the big three don't surive.
#471

23 November 2008

Long Shadows, SOLD


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Long Shadows , oil on canvas panel, 5"x7"
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This daily oil painting is near the Michigan Central Depot with the warm evening light creating wonderful long shadows
#470

22 November 2008

Mi Central, Detail #3, SOLD


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Mi Central, Detail #3, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily oil painting, Michigan Central, Detail #3, with warm evening light creating a wonderful warm glow against a clear blue sky.
#469

21 November 2008

Rouge,SOLD


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Rouge, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily oil painting, is of a River Rouge blast furnace with a cobalt blue sky.
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Volume #1
Aug-Dec 2007
#468

20 November 2008

The Detroit Alphabet F, SOLD


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The Detroit Alphabet F, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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This daily oil painting, The Detroit Alphabet F, is from the neon sign on the Fine Arts Building on Woodward Ave
#467

19 November 2008

Eastside Watertank, SOLD


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Eastside Watertank, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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Daily oil painting of Eastside Detroit watertanks with a red door.

MY NEW BOOK
"POSTCARDS FROM DETROIT"
Volume #1
Aug-Dec 2007
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#466

18 November 2008

Brooklyn Bridge #12, SOLD


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Brooklyn Bridge #12, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
Sold to collector in the Netherlands
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Daily oil painting of New York's Brooklyn Bridge. To celebrate the Brooklyn bridge's 125th. anniversary.

#465

17 November 2008

November Glow, SOLD


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November Glow, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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Daily oil painting of a Detroit evening scene. Warm November light catching a wall on a downtown building.
#464

16 November 2008

Citylights #33, SOLD


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Citylights #33, oil on canvas panel, 5"x7"
Sold to collector in San Francisco, CA
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Daily oil painting of a Detroit evening scene. This is the thirty third in the colorful citylight series of blurred city images.
#463

15 November 2008

The Detroit Alphabet U


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The Detroit Alphabet U, oil on canvas panel, 5"x5"
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Daily oil painting of a Detroit sign. The letter U is on the side of a building on 12 mile Rd. in Berkley. The building is under construction and the old Cunningham Drug Store sign was uncovered much to my delight.
#462

14 November 2008

City Reflections, SOLD


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City Reflections, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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Daily oil painting of a Detroit street scene with reflections in a flooded street. This building is near the Pioneer Building, a large industrial warehouse type building that has been converted into artists lofts. The artists of the Pioneer Building were having an annual sale and I shot these before going in.
to look at the artwork.
#461

13 November 2008

Sunlit Fence, SOLD


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Sunlit Fence, oil on canvas panel, 5"x7"
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Daily oil painting of a house and sunlit fence in Brush Park. I like doing urban landscapes with some kind of pole to break the picture plane. It may remind me of Edward Hopper as he used this device often in his urban paintings. I really liked the wild foreground area and the fence in this painting.
#460

12 November 2008

The Detroit Alphabet K, SOLD


SOLD to a collector in Beverly Hills, CA
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The Detroit Alphabet K, oil on canvas panel, 7"x5"
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Daily oil painting of the letter K, only nine more letter paintings to do and I can make an Alphabet Book for my Grandchildren and the neighborhood children
#459