Friday, December 9, 2011

December Artwork

Here are a few of my recent pieces:

Radio Meets MP3 - Oil on Canvas  This painting shows how technology has advanced through time. 

Calf in Open Field - Oil on Canvas  I was inspired to create this painting after seeing a lonely calf in an open field as I was driving along the highway.

Elderly Native American Woman - Oil on Canvas

Friday, November 11, 2011

Praying Hands (after Durer) - Oil on Canvas

Tree - Oil on Canvas

Thursday, November 10, 2011

More Art

Here are a few more pieces on which I've been working.

Man with Bare Chest - Oil on Canvas

Outskirts of Tecate - Oil on Canvas

Woman Leaning on Step - Conte

Untitled - Conte

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Recent Pieces

I am working feverishly at my art like any artist would.  Here are a few of my recent pieces.

Still Life with Vegetables and Box - Oil on Canvas

Nude Study - Conte

Windy Day - Oil on Canvas

Man Sitting on Stool - Conte
Backside of Nude - Conte

Dead Geraniums - Oil on Canvas

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Work for Autumn

Sunset - Oil on Canvas
Autumn is just around the corner and I have decided to update my blog.  Here are a few more pieces that I hope you will enjoy.

Self-Portrait with Headphones and Blue Shirt - Oil on Canvas

Rabbi Praying in the Dark - Oil on Canvas

Headlights in Blizzard - Oil on Canvas
Child on Tenement Steps - Oil on Canvas
Flower Bed - Oil on Canvas

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Recent Pieces

Here I am with a few new pieces.  Enjoy!

The Feedlot  - Oil on Canvas

Nighttime Reading   Oil on Canvas

Shot of Garage and Backyard - Watercolor on Paper

Sun Beneath the Cloudy Skies - Watercolor on Paper

Backside of Kyle - Conte

Stray Dog - Oil on Canvas

Coming Toward the Light - Oil on Canvas

Friday, March 18, 2011

My Recent Work

Hi all!  It has been almost two months since I updated my blog.  Here are some more pieces.

Badlands - Watercolor on Paper

Rear of Nude - Conte

Front View of Man - Conte

Nude Sitting - Conte

Nude on Back - Conte

The Old Refrigerator - Oil on Canvas

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Artist Influences

Every artist has been influenced by another.  Vincent Van Gogh and other Post-Impressionist painters were influenced by the woodblocks of Japanese artists such as Hokusai.  Rembrandt was influenced by Rennaisance artists such as DaVinci, Albrecht Durer, and Titian.

Irises 1889 Van Gogh
Irises c. late 1820's Hokusai



Self Portrait Titian
Self Portrait Rembrandt
My primary influences are from the Impressionist and the Post-Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, and Seurat. I am attracted to the vibrant brushstrokes and vivid colors apparent in their works.  I have displayed some of my pieces beside those of some of my influences for comparison.

Bedroom in Arles 1889 Van Gogh

Empty Bedroom 2008 Howard

Night Scene with Chair 2006-7  Howard
The Chair of Van Gogh 1888 Van Gogh

Autumn 2008 Howard
Maple Leaves Date unknown O'Keefe

Snowstorm at Sunset 2010 Howard
Wheatstacks at Sunset 1890-91 Monet

Summer Days 1936 O'Keefe
            Deer Skull in Desert 2009 Howard