Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Next Show Opens March 6th

I have a exhibit of recent paintings opening on Thursday, March 6 from 5:00 to 7:00 at the C&O Gallery here in Downtown Charlottesville. The C&O Gallery is adjacent to the C&O Restaurant at 515 Water Street East in Charlottesville VA.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Doll painting

Recently I asked my friend and fellow artist Emily Miller for some ideas for some new paintings. A few days later she returned with a few cheap and fragile little plastic dolls. I choose this one to paint. For a time now I've had this idea of doing a series of paintings of Dollar Store toys. There is something sad and simple about toys sold at the dollar store. The toys are obviously cheap, but despite that, there also comes a sense of optimism. Click on the image for a closer look