Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Oil with gold leaf on wood

This is a small (8" x 8") portrait painted on wooden panel. The background is gold leaf to mimic the Byzantine Icon style. This work was for the Eastern Edge Gallery fundraiser Silent Art Auction, summer 2017.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Woman in red

"Woman in red", oil and gold leaf on canvas 30” x 40” This painting is one of my new works currently on display at the Leyton gallery of fine art in St. John's. I am sharing the walls with Virginia Mak. The show is open until October 30, 2016. "Woman in red" is "picture in a picture" combining a figure with a still life. It is painted on canvas. Some other works in this show are on copper metal plate. Copper is very reflective and creates beautiful light effects especially in combination with transparent oil paints.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Portrait of a young girl: tribute to Vermeer, oil on copper

This portrait was one of the works in the Christmas show at the Leyton Gallery of Fine Art but it was sold even before the show was open. The portrait continues my "Tribute to Vermeer" series. There are a few more of my works in this exhibition. They are oils on copper plate. I was inspired by the paintings by old Dutch master painters including Rembrandt and Brueghel who produced fine works on copper. The paint on their old paintings never cracked like paint on canvas does and the colors remained luminescent for almost 500 years. Special properties of copper allow color to “shine from within” almost jewel like.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Portrait commission

This is a recently finished commission, portrait of Boleslaw Pawlowski. Oil on canvas, 20" x 16"

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tribute to Vermeer series continued

"Girl with an oriental rug" is another portrait from the Tribute to Vermeer series. It is exhibited in the Leyton gallery in the "Flattering the Masters" show.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Girl with an apple: tribute to Vermeer

My new portrait "Girl with an apple" and a few landscapes are in the Christmas show at the Leyton gallery. The portrait is 20" x 16' oil on canvas. It is a tribute to Vermeer and I used "Old Masters" glazing technique.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Show at the First Space gallery, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Portrait of Portia is going to be in an exhibition at the First Space gallery, Memorial University of Newfoundland. The show opens on May 30, 2014 and will last all summer.