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31 December 2009

Detroit Blues IX

 HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I would like to take this moment to thank everyone
for being so generous and supportive of my efforts over this last year.
Without you, the making of artwork for this blog would not be possible.
Wishing all of you the best for the New Year!



Detroit Blues IX
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #57

SOLD
To a collector in Bloomfield Hills, MI


oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's painting is of sunlight and shadows on an abandoned and burned building in Detroit. Maybe a statement on this last year and decade  in Detroit and everywhere else. Hoping for better times in the coming year.
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#823

30 December 2009

Brush St. Columns


Brush St. Columns

SOLD
to a collector in Colorado Springs, CO
 oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's painting is of sunlight and shadows on a Brush Park building in Detroit. It is at Brush St near Erskine St. I really liked the way the sunlight caught the details on the column tops.
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#822

29 December 2009

A Corner Building


A Corner Building

SOLD
To a collector in Holland, OH

oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
Today's painting is of sunlight and shadows on a corner building in Midtown Detroit. I really liked the primary colors and strong contrasts in this scene.

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#821

28 December 2009

Jefferson Ave Blues


Jefferson Ave Blues
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #56

SOLD
to a collector in Detroit, Mi
 oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's painting is of sunlight and shadows on an abandoned storefront on West Jefferson Ave in Delray. This area has been very bad for more than 25 years.
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#820

27 December 2009

Michigan Central IX


Michigan Central IX
SOLD
to a collector in Toledo, OH

oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's painting is of the abandoned Michigan Central Station.  Click on the link... Mi Central Station 
to see inside this amazing building.
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#819

25 December 2009

Detroit River Nocturne III


Detroit River Nocturne III 
SOLD
to a collector in Merion Station, PA

oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's Detroit painting is  an industrial nocturne of the Marysville Power Plant on the Detroit River.
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#818

24 December 2009

Detroit River Nocturne II


Detroit River Nocturne II
SOLD
to a collector in Adelaide, South Australia 
 oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's Detroit painting is  an industrial nocturne on the Detroit River, this is from the Detroit side.
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#817

23 December 2009

December Shadows


December Shadows

SOLD
to a  collector in Bloomfield Hills, MI 
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's painting is of shadows in the snow from a tree we planted in our front yard almost 20 years ago. Beautiful blue skies today.
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#816

22 December 2009

Corner Shadows II



Corner Shadows II

SOLD
to a collector in Suttons Bay, MI
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's painting is of sunlight and shadows on a corner building in Detroit
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#815

21 December 2009

Light Fog on Rouge


Light Fog on Rouge
SOLD
to collector in Ventura CA
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's Detroit painting is  an industrial landscape with light fog on the Rouge River and Great Lakes Steel.
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#814

20 December 2009

Gratiot Ave Shadows II


Gratiot Ave Shadows II
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #55

SOLD
to a collector in Detroit, Mi
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
Today's painting is of an abandoned corner building on Chene Street.
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#813

19 December 2009

Rouge Landscape V



Rouge Landscape V
SOLD
to collector in Ventura CA
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's Detroit painting is of an industrial landscape of the swing bridge at Zug Island over the Rouge River. This is the first view with the bridge open.
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#812

18 December 2009

Chene St. Shadows III


Chene St. Shadows III
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #54

SOLD
to a collector in Monroe, MI
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
Today's painting is of an abandoned corner building on Chene Street.
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#811

17 December 2009

Detail, MI Central Column


Detail, MI Central Column

SOLD
to a collector in Holland, OH
Oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's painting is a detail of a column inside the abandoned Mi Central Train Station on Michigan Ave.
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#810

16 December 2009

Bird on a Wire


Bird on a Wire

SOLD
to a collector in Detroit, Mi
 oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's painting is an urban street scene of a Detroit building at dusk, while putting in the wire I noticed a bird and was reminded of Leonard Cohen's song "Like a Bird on a Wire" one of my favorites artists.
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#809

15 December 2009

Lake Huron Nocturne II



Lake Huron Nocturne II
SOLD
to a collector in Adelaide, South Australia 
 oil on linen/panel, 5x7"  2009
Today's daily painting is a nocturne on Lake Huron of very dramatic clouds  at the tip of the Thumb.
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#808

14 December 2009

Portage River Bridge



Portage River Bridge
 
SOLD
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's painting is a scene of a bridge  near Woodville Ohio over the Portage River. This river and Sugar Creek were places where I spent many wonderful hours exploring as a child.
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#807

13 December 2009

Belle Isle Water Lilies II


Belle Isle Water Lilies II

SOLD
to a collector in Amherst, NY
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's painting is another scene of water lilies in a pond on Belle Isle Park.
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#806

12 December 2009

Water Lilies, Belle Isle


Water Lilies, Belle Isle

SOLD
to collector in Suttons Bay, MI
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's painting is of a scene of water lilies in a pond on Belle Isle Park.
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#805

11 December 2009

Red Corner Shadows


Red Corner Shadows
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #53

SOLD
to collector in Birmingham, MI
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
Today's painting is of a red corner building with deep shadows. Another abandoned Detroit storefront.
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#804

10 December 2009

Jefferson Ave. Shadows


Jefferson Ave. Shadows
 Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #52

SOLD
to collector in Bavaria, Germany 
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
Today's painting is of shadows on a Jefferson Ave corner building in Delray.
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#803

09 December 2009

Lake Huron Nocturne





Lake Huron Nocturne
SOLD
to collector in Adelaide, South Australia
oil on linen/panel, 5x7"  2009
Today's daily painting is a nocturne of Lake Huron at the tip of the Thumb.
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#802

08 December 2009

Citylights #49




Citylights #49
SOLD
to collector in Ventura CA
Oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"  
Today's daily painting is the forty-ninth  in the Citylight series of blurred nocturnes of Detroit.
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#801

07 December 2009

La Maison Blanche VI, my 800th Painting


La Maison Blanche VI
800th Painting
Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #51

SOLD
to collector in Holland, OH
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
Today's painting is my 800th daily painting. I want to thank everyone who has helped  make this blog a success. Without your support I would not be able to do this. An abandoned white house with blue roof and ivy.
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#800

06 December 2009

CSX Shadows at Rouge


CSX Shadows at Rouge

SOLD
to collector in Ventura CA
Oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x5"
Today's painting is of shadows and light on a CSX freight train wheel at the Rouge Plant
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#799

05 December 2009

A Sunlit House


A Sunlit House
SOLD
to a collector in Hamden, CT 
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's painting is an urban house along the expressway with strong light and shadow. I really liked the abstract shapes in  the foreground caused by the cement walls with the touch of color of the  orange cone.
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#798

04 December 2009

Eastside Blues II


Eastside Blues II
SOLD
to a collector in Hamden, CT

oil on linen/panel, 2009, 5x7"
Today's painting is an urban street scene on the Eastside of Detroit. This image reminded me of a contemporary "Early Sunday Morning" by Edward Hopper.
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#797

03 December 2009

The Green Roof

The Green Roof
SOLD
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's painting is a scene from my back steps looking at my neighbors back yard with late afternoon light and shadows. The top of this large spruce tree was hit by lightning about 10 years ago, only the top was hurt. It is a great perch for the red tailed hawk that lives in the area.
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#796

02 December 2009

Van Dyke Pastry I & II

 

 Van Dyke Pastry II,   Van Dyke Pastry I                                


Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #50
SOLD

oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's daily painting is before and after paintings of the  Van Dyke Pastry shop on Chene Street. There is an interesting art installation happening with this building. Please follow the links to get more of the story. Please see the Cupcake Girls for the whole story. Also check out Funky Sour Cream for additional photos and information on this installation.
The fiftieth painting in the Abandoned Detroit series.
#795

01 December 2009

Return of the Cakes




Return of the cakes

Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #49
SOLD
oil on linen/panel, 2009, 7x5"
Today's daily painting is the return of the cakes to the Van Dyke Pastry shop on Chene Street. The store burned down and I was very surprised to see the cakes back after the fire destroyed what was left of the building. Please see the Cupcake Girls for the whole story. Also check out Funky Sour Cream for additional photos and information on this installationt
The forty-ninth painting in the Abandoned Detroit series.
#794