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