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30 April 2008

La Rouge Lunette, SOLD

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La Rouge Lunette, oil on linen panel, 5"x5"
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GRAND STREET, SOLD

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Grand Street, Oil on linen canvas, 62"x48"
This painting will be in my show opening May 10th at the David Klein Gallery, in Birmingham, Michigan
#281

29 April 2008

Michigan Central Detail, SOLD

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Michigan Central Detail, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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I was fortunate to get inside the train station last weekend and was surprised at the amount of decay since the last visit. Being inside is a very strange feeling, completely silent except for the wind, similar to being out west away from everything . I will be doing more paintings in this series.
#280

28 April 2008

The Detroit Alphabet, "E",SOLD


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The Detroit Alphabet, "E", oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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This neon "E" is from the sign for Ellie Wines in Royal Oak, MI.
Great place to buy French wines, and Ellie is a great supporter of the Arts in Detroit
#279

27 April 2008

Ford Rouge Plant, SOLD

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Ford Rouge Plant, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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This painting is of the Ford River Rouge Plant before the smoke stacks were taken down and looks similar to when Charles Sheeler photographed and painted the Rouge plant. This is an iconic Detroit landscape.
#278

26 April 2008

Ambassador Bridge, SOLD

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Ambassador Bridge, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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Fall scene of Ambassador Bridge. I was commissioned to do a painting for the Canadian Consulate a few years ago and this is one of the reference photos I shot for that project. The budget was not included in the proposal so it was never completed.
#277

25 April 2008

12240 Woodward Ave, SOLD

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12240 Woodward Ave, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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Interesting doorway details and graffiti on Woodward Ave.
#276

24 April 2008

Spring Shadows, SOLD

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Spring Shadows, oil on linen panel, 5"x7"
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Spring has finally arrived in Detroit. Interesting contrast of the shadowed wall and white interior walls seen through the open windows.
#275

23 April 2008

60 Minit Cleaners, SOLD

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60 Minit Cleaners, oil on linen panel,7x5"
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An abandoned burned out building on woodward Ave. This building burned down a long time ago, and is no longer standing. I really like the strong dark mass with the hi-key color accents. This is one of my favorite paintings that I have done for the daily painting blog.
#274

22 April 2008

Highland Park Plant, SOLD

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Highland Park Plant, oil on linen panel, 5x5"
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Abandoned Ford Highland Park Plant. This is visible from Woodward Ave in Highland Park.
#273

21 April 2008

Forgive, SOLD

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Forgive, oil on linen panel, 7x5"
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This theatre has been abandoned for as long as I can remember. It is in Highland Park on Woodward Ave. South of Wetmores that I posted yesterday. Someone has tagged the building with the word FORGIVE. It seems appropriate
#272

20 April 2008

Wetmore's, SOLD

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Wetmore's, oil on linen panel, 7x5"
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Wetmore's is on Woodward Ave a few blocks from our house. I have always wanted to paint it as it is such a landmark. Their ad says: "Stop where you see the car on the roof" The wheels spin and the headlights shine.
Ninety-nine years ago today the first mile of concrete highway was laid, along Woodward Ave. for a cost of $13,00.00
The road is named after Judge Augustus Woodward, who redesigned the city after the 1805 fire.
#271

19 April 2008

Angles, SOLD


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Angles, oil on linen panel, 7x5"
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There are so many abandoned and boarded up houses in Detroit. They do make interesting subjects for painting, really allowing you to move paint around to create existing textures.
Michigan lost 21,900 jobs last month, most in the nation. so I am sure there will be more empty homes.
#270

18 April 2008

LaMaison Orange #2, SOLD


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LaMaison Orange #2, oil on linen panel, 7x5"
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This house is part of Object Orange, founded by Christian Tedeschi, A small group of Detroit artists wanted to draw attention to the abandoned buildings in Detroit, a symbol of defeat, abandon, and neglect. They painted them with "Tiggerific Orange"
The city tore down the first house they painted, assuming they were destroying someone's art, when they actually accomplishing a positive result. This house sits near the Davison-Lodge expressway
interchange. About 15 to 20 houses have been painted, with over half being torn down, some had been standing vacant more than twenty years.

#269

17 April 2008

16 April 2008

Twin Awnings, SOLD


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Twin Awnings, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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I am not sure why certain things interest me visually. But I was very intrigued by the side of this house with the two awnings.
#267

15 April 2008

Corner Column, SOLD


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Corner Column, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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Detail of a downtown Detroit building with ornate columns.


113-115 Prince Street

113-115 Prince Street, oil on linen, 42"x36"
This painting will also be avaailable in my David Klein Gallery show this May
#266

14 April 2008

Shades of Blue, SOLD


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Shades of Blue, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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I love these long forgotten storefronts and/or small businesses spread all over the city. This one is in Hamtramck. I liked all the cool blues playing against the warm brick columns.
#265

13 April 2008

Midtown Bridge Shadows, SOLD


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Midtown Bridge Shadows, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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These images of the city with strong shadows and light seem to draw me in every time.
#264

12 April 2008

Morning Light, SOLD


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Morning Light, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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This is a view of the GM Headquarters Building, formerly the Renaissance Building as seen from the warehouse district on a hazy morning. The center was built in 1977.
#263

11 April 2008

Corner Hardware, SOLD


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Corner Hardware, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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Very interesting corner building in midtown Detroit. Victor Hardware is the name of the business.
#262
American Art Collector ad

American Art Collector ad in the May Issue. This is for my May show at the David Klein Gallery in Birmingham, MI.
I will be showing Detroit and New York images.
PATERAE, SOLD

Paterea, oil on linen, 62"x48"

10 April 2008

Citylights#30, SOLD


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Citylights#30, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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Number thirty in the Citylight series of paintings. I started the Citylight series in 2001.
#261

09 April 2008

Hard times, SOLD


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Hard times, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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The hard times that our state and city have been going through for the last couple of years has taken a toll on many of the small businesses
#260

08 April 2008

Big Red, SOLD



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Big Red, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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There are so many buildings like this in Detroit. They have so much character and charm. I can only attempt to capture the patina of their many lives.
#259

07 April 2008

City Column, SOLD



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City Column, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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Detail of a column on a dowtown Detroit building.

101 Spring St

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101 Spring St, oil on linen, 60"x42"
This is a painting of Donald Judd's Spring St loft studio. It is a wonderful cast iron building in SOHO, New York.
It will be in my upcoming May show at the David Klein Gallery.
#258

06 April 2008

City Reflections, SOLD


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City Reflections, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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Landscape with reflections of downtown Detroit.
#257

05 April 2008

Twilight, SOLD


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Twilight, oil on linen panel, 5"x7"
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Landscape showing a rooftop and trees against an azure twilight sky with vapor trail clouds..
#256

04 April 2008

River Rouge Landscape#2, SOLD


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River Rouge Landscape#2, oil on linen panel, 5"x7"
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Landscape showing afternoon sun on part of the vast River Rouge Industrial complex.
#255

03 April 2008

Rooftop Shadows, SOLD


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Rooftop Shadows, oil on linen panel, 7"x5"
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Rooftop with late afternoon sunlight and deep blue shadows
#254

02 April 2008

Duex Stacks, SOLD


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Duex Stacks, oil on linen panel, 5"x7"
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Detroit industrial landscape with storage tanks and stacks.
#253

01 April 2008

Hamburgers, SOLD


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Hamburgers, oil on linen panel, 5"x7"
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The Telway 6820 Michigan Ave. Their sign says: "Best hamburgers in town"
#252