31 July 2009

Citylights #42


Citylights #42
SOLD
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's painting is the 42nd of the Citylights series
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#675

30 July 2009

Rouge River Reflections


Rouge River Reflections
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's painting is an industrial landscape of the Rouge Plant reflected on the Rouge River.
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#674

29 July 2009

Abandoned Detroit #010


Abandoned Detroit #010
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
Today's painting is an abandoned building on Woodward Ave. It may be down but I could not resist all the color and spirit of this one

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#673

28 July 2009

Nocturne in Blue


Nocturne in Blue
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's painting is of a nocturne with clouds, watertank and four lights. When I saw this sky I thought of the evening sky paintings by Jim Thalassoudis of Australia. Check out his wonderful paintings of the evening sky.

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#672

27 July 2009

Abandoned Detroit #009

Abandoned Detroit #009
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's painting is the nineth in the Abandoned Detroit series.
This building is on E. Grand Blvd.

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#671

26 July 2009

Abandoned Detroit #008



Abandoned Detroit #008
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's painting is the eighth in the Abandoned Detroit series. This isolated building is near Woodward Ave. in the midtown area of Detroit.
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#670

25 July 2009

An American Landscape


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An American Landscape
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
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Today's painting is not of Detroit, but is of a scene from my childhood. This painting is of the lime plant that my Grandfather worked at, it was about a mile down the road from where I attended grade and middle school. Maybe that is why I like painting Detroit and the industrial scene so much. Early childhood memories.
#669

24 July 2009

Detroit Elevator Co


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Detroit Elevator Co
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
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Today's painting is an industrial landscape of the Detroit Elevator Co building in the warehouse district near the Detroit river
#668

23 July 2009

Brush Park Chicory


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Brush Park Chicory-Urban Prairie
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
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Today's painting is a cityscape of Brush Park buildings with a field of Blue Chicory. Much of Brush Park has reverted back to vast fields of Urban Prairie.
#667

22 July 2009

Near Lexington III


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Near Lexington III
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
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This daily painting is of abstract shapes created by reflections, sunlight and shadows on water in deep woods near Lexington, MI. The third in this series.
#666

21 July 2009

Abandoned Detroit #007,


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Abandoned Detroit #007, Red Corner Store
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
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This daily painting is the seventh in the Abandoned Detroit series of paintings. This is an abandoned corner store in the Brush Park area of Detroit
#665

20 July 2009

Abandoned Detroit #006, Green Trim


Abandoned Detroit #006, Green Trim
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
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Today's painting is the sixth in the Abandoned Detroit buildings series. One has to wonder what stories this small house could tell.
#664

19 July 2009

Near Lexington II


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Near Lexington II
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
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The second painting in the Near Lexington series of landscape paintings. This one is of reflections and ripples on the water. The orange is decaying wood under the water.
#663

18 July 2009

Near Lexington


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Near Lexington
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
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Something a little different for today's painting. I was looking at the book, 'Pioneering Modern Painting: Cezanne and Pissarro' at the Museum of Modern Art, and got inspired to do a landscape with some lush greens, it's not France but still beautiful country.
#662

17 July 2009

Kovacs Bar, Delray


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Kovacs Bar, Delray
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
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Today's daily painting is of Kovacs Bar on Jefferson Ave in Delray near Great Lakes Steel.
While shooting Zug Island I stopped in here for a cold long neck on a hot July day. This area has been hit very hard, it was in bad shape in the 1980's when I did my first photo shoot there, and hasn't gotten any better.
#661

16 July 2009

Zug Island RR Bridge


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Zug Island RR Bridge
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
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Today's painting is of a wonderful blue RR Bridge at Zug Island. I was able to get some great shots of Zug Island and of the Great Lakes Steel Plant Tuesday so I think I will be doing a series from these.
#660

15 July 2009

Abandoned Detroit #005, the Red Roof


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Abandoned Detroit #005, the Red Roof
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
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Today's painting is the fifth in the Abandoned Detroit buildings series. There are abandoned buildings and houses, large and small in every area of Detroit.
#659

13 July 2009

Abandoned Detroit #004


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Abandoned Detroit #004, Grey/green house
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
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Today's painting is the fourth in the Abandoned Detroit buildings series.
#658

12 July 2009

Abandoned Detroit #003, Corner Storefront


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Abandoned Detroit #003, Corner Storefront
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
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Today's painting is the third in the Abandoned Detroit series.
There are many of these single story storefronts all over Detroit. Sadly many are abandoned.
Where's Detroit's stimulus money?
#657

11 July 2009

ROUGE STEEL


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ROUGE STEEL
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
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Today's painting is an industrial landscape of Rouge Steel from shots taken a couple days ago.
#656

10 July 2009

Rouge


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Rouge
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
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Today's painting is an industrial landscape of the Ford River Rouge Plant from shots taken a couple days ago. This plant always inspires me, it is so vast and complex with so much history of this area.
#655

09 July 2009

Detail, CSX Locomotive No. 9


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Detail, CSX Locomotive No. 9
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
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Today's painting is a detail of CSX Locomotive No. 9 at the Ford River Rouge Plant. I got some great shots yesterday before the clouds rolled in. I will be starting a large painting of the drive wheels of this locomotive today.
#654

08 July 2009

W. Grand Blvd.


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W. Grand Blvd.
SOLD
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
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Today's painting is the second in the Abandoned Detroit series. The building in late afternoon sun is on West Grand Blvd.
#653

07 July 2009

Hotel


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Hotel
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
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Today's painting is of a Hotel that sits across from the Michigan Central Train Station entrance.
#652

06 July 2009

River Study


River Study 
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
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Today's painting is an industrial landscape with a ship loading or unloading on the Maumee River, a study for a larger painting.
#651

04 July 2009

Catwalk


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Catwalk
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
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Today's painting is an industrial landscape of two storage tanks with a cat walk. I am a sucker for rich dark shadows set against a high key background.
#650

03 July 2009

Abandoned Detroit #001


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Abandoned Detroit #001
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
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Today's painting is the first of a series of 1oo paintings of abandoned buildings or houses in Detroit. As I am driving around Detroit looking for subjects to paint, I am always amazed at how many abandoned buildings there are. Many of these have been empty for a long time-not just from the current downturn but has this has been an ongoing problem for our city for many years. I may do a book on these images when I finish the project.
#649

02 July 2009

Monolith


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Monolith
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
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Today's painting is of a Detroit River Monolith, a ghost as it is no longer standing..
#648

01 July 2009

Rouge In Fog


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Rouge in Fog
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oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
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Today's painting is of the River Rouge Plant in fog with a little smoke thrown in.
#647