Rolling Stones photos found after 40 years

For a little known photographer to have snapped the Rolling Stones at the height of their fame is quite something. But to have lost the negatives, the only record that the photos existed besides one grainy image published on the inside cover of the band’s Sticky Fingers record sleeve, must have been utterly gutting. Peter […]

Freud model mourns artist’s death

A former muse of artist Lucian Freud today expressed her sadness at the news of his death at the age of 88. The British painter, a towering figure in the industry for more than 50 years, died after an illness. In a statement yesterday, Diana Rawstron, who has represented Freud for many years, said: “Lucian […]

A Prayer for Lucian Freud

Even at the very beginning of his long career as a painter of the human figure, Lucian Freud, who died in 2011, displayed the characteristic features of his looking. He was an obsessive, from beginning to end, and in his earliest works he was principally interested in eviscerating – yes, that’s exactly what it felt […]

Top 5 NYC Gallery Exhibitions Summer 2011

With so many galleries and openings scattered around New York City,  it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.  Where to go?  Here are my top 5 picks for the summer.   Tracey Emin, Gilbert & George and Juergen Teller at Lehmann Maupin, through Aug. 14.  A lively, sexy show of recent works in which art stars seem to be having a […]

Check out my New online gallery images and tell me what you think.

I’ve just created a new gallery page for my blog with new images.  I will be updating this gallery from time to time with my lastest and best original paintings.   These paintings are available for purchase and you can message me if you would like to make an offer. I would love to hear your […]

Matte and Glossy Finishes in Oil Painting

Do you love being able to manipulate the finish in oil painting, making it matte, glossy, or somewhere in-between? Do you understand the differences between matte and glossy finishes in oil painting? Understanding matte and glossy finishes in oil painting is easy once you grasp the basic principles. This article will help you understand matte and […]

Top 6 Solvents for the Serious Oil Painter

Most solvents have common characteristics. They are liquids at room temperature. They are very volatile and produce vapors that can be inhaled or circulated by a ventilation system. Most solvents are flammable liquids, and because of the wide range of potential ingredients in solvents, you should always check the label and/or material safety data sheet […]

Pricing Your Oil Paintings: Stay Out of the Bargain Basement

How do you decide what your oil paintings are worth? How do you price your precious one-of-a-kind original works of art? Every artist throughout history has struggled with these questions.  And they are difficult questions to answer. Over the last fifteen years, I have sold my oil paintings for very high prices and I have also settled […]

6 Color Schemes for the Serious Oil Painter

Have you ever started a painting and then hours into it found yourself muddling around with the colors unsure which direction to go? Have you ever wanted a simple way to think about your color compositions? Are you still unsure about how to design color into the total concept of your oil painting? Here are 6 color schemes […]

Review of David LaChapelle’s From Darkness to Light at Lever House, NYC

By its very nature, the work of American photographer David LaChapelle invites controversy. One observer at New York magazine called David LaChapelle “the Fellini of photography,” while another of the same periodical’s writers suggested, “David LaChapelle should have his artistic license suspended.” If asked to describe his efforts, one might begin by calling them manic. […]

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