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porche 944 24" x 36" na
porche 944 24″ x 36″ na

this is the most recent painting completed for jim c at http://vintageexotics.net/Vintage_Exotics/About.html. these paintings are based on photos that jim provides; they are of cars that jim has restored and races. it was a cool shot to work off of, as it gave me quite a lot of leeway to deal with the background. it also called into play my time painting signs, though on a much smaller scale. as a painting it works quite well. it kind of has the feeling of the end of an endurance race. which it was.

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the birches ( 36" x 48" ) na
the birches ( 36″ x 48″ ) na

this is another in the fall series of paintings i did several years ago. high impasto and vibrant color. i really like the way the solid forms of the trees play against the geometric, almost pixilated, abstraction of the background. this piece was donated to the hole in the woods art auction. i never did find out where it ended up, or what was paid for it.

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cafe vero albany  (3' x 4' ) NA
cafe vero albany (3′ x 4′ ) NA

this is the second piece i did for ryan miller and cafe vero; this one for their albany location. again varied styles of, especially randomizing color fields. the drip painting of the cup works especially well, i think, against the kind of minimalist pointillism of the table cloth and exuberant pointillism of the coffee. the flat reflection of downtown albany in the spoon, acts as a signifier and creates a nice counterpoint to the texture of the rest of the piece.