Wednesday, July 31, 2013


I know I said I was going to post the 2nd version of yesterdays painting, but some things where bothering me about it. So I started correcting them and then other things started popping up. Even though it is just a study and your not really suppose to go back and correct them. I felt I should try and correct them since it is a study.
So instead here is a study I did a while ago. 

8 x 10
oil on panel

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


12 x 16 
oil on panel

I painted a similar 2nd version which I will post tomorrow

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


12" x  12"
oil on hardboard panel

Played with texture on this one and wanted it to dominate over the subject matter. Bringing interest to the piece.
(At least that is what I told myself) 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Night on the Lake

24" x 18" on hardboard panel

This particular piece is NOT 4 SALE
because I don't think the paint film will stand the test of time.
I didn't follow a oil painting "rule"and after realizing the mistake. I deliberately broke the  supposed rule even more so I could see the results for my self.  

But if anybody would be interested, I could paint a similar piece in any size you would like.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

So True!!!

Not Art Related, Yet So True!!!
Found this on tumblr

I'm living proof of this.
For those that don't know back when I originally had my stroke, I was in a coma,on life support. After a few days Doctors gathered my family together and basically tried convincing them to shut off life support. Claiming I'll be a vegetable at best, if I ever wake up. Saying people just don't survive my type of stroke.

Luckily my parents weren't about to give up on me and I awoke a few days later. I was 98% paralyzed, unable to speak or move a single muscle. Blinking my right eye was my only way of communicating as the left eye was part of the 98%. I was shocked especially when I noticed a tube sticking out of my neck, breathing for me.

Yet miracles do happen. To make a long story short it took a hell of a lot of therapy and strong will to get to the point I am today. Yet not fully healed, I am able to function on a daily basis with minimal support.

My new found passion for Art is what got me through depression, even though I get frustrated by it at times (OK...allot). Painting is a form of rehabilitation for me as it has improved my left arm quicker than any other exercise. I'm hoping it will benefit my right side the same way.

Even though I have a list of physical setbacks I haven't mentioned. I am so happy (more then words can describe) that I was given another chance and my parents never considered giving up.
 Because I love life
Thank You!!!
"Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen every day." 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


12 x 12
oil on hardboard panel
Done with palette knife

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Exhibition Catalog for Jerzy Martynow

Exhibition Catalog for my Uncle Jerzy Martynow
Exhibition is March 22 2013
In Poland

If you would like to see more of his work 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Abandoned Cabin

12 x 16
oil on linen panel

                    Detailed pics

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Charity Flowers

Not For Sale

18" x  18" oil on 1.5" gallery wrap linen canvas. NOT FOR SALE. Donated this one to a charity event.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012


Mixed Media - Acrylic / Oil
14" x 14" gallery wrapped  1.5"cradled wood panel

I exaggerated the shadows to help show a strong light from the sun.
Although they appear to be black, No black was used.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012