Sunday, December 1, 2013

something to crow about

this painting was done for another special person who has unique ties to crows. "something to crow about" is oil on canvas paper, 16" x 20".

Friday, November 29, 2013


this mash-up of Pittsburgh and Disney's Cinderalla castle was done for a special person -- someone who has ties to both Pittsburgh and Disney. this may be the beginning of a series combining cities and sites in unique ways. this piece is oil on canvas, 20" x 30".

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

recent figurative works

here are some recent figurative pieces i have completed. (i am working on a few other things and will post those in a couple of weeks.)

also, tonight at Blue Studios Underground we are having an opening reception for our Open Studios weekend. come on over to Crystal City and join us for happy hour (2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202).

Monday, September 30, 2013


this year was my second time participating in FigmentDC -- it was also the second time that it was offered in DC. Figment is a participatory, outdoor arts fair.

building on the "field of plates" theme from last year, this year i decided to take advantage of the wind along the Anacostia River and build a field of pinwheels. luckily, i had a lot of enthusiastic help from 5 Soundry alumni.

here are some photos from this year's event:

lots of participants:
  here's a before and after:

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

stand your ground

an inspiring model makes things happen.

Monday, August 12, 2013

swirl it

feeling the vortex.
oil & acrylic on canvas, 16x20.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

love the twist

a great model who has not visited the Tuesday Night Group for a year or so is Tara. she always seems to do an amazing pose and often it is because of a twist she makes that puts tension in her body. here are paintings from two different session she did for us in july:

both are acrylic on canvas paper, 16x20

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

what to do with extra paint

i often end a painting session with excess paint on my palette. as someone who hates to waste resources, i often will smear it onto a blank canvas to use as a starting point for next time. this time, the color scheme made me think of a peaceful scene, so i made this:

it's thicker paint than i usually apply, but it was a lot of fun. it's not finished, but i will probably set it aside for a while before i am inspired to add to it.

oil on canvas board, 9x12

Friday, July 5, 2013

july 4th

i ran down to the studio on july 4th to do this:

oil on canvas board, 16x20.

Saturday, June 29, 2013


one thing i am loving about having studio space is the ability to "multi-paint" -- work on multiple paintings in one session. with oil painting, since the drying time becomes a factor, i find that now that i have the space, i can add bits to several paintings in succession. in a recent evening, i worked on all of these paintings (plus one more that i started after snapping this photo):

it was mind-bending to be able to work on birds, bridges, abstract pieces, and a portrait all in the same session.

Friday, May 10, 2013

art underground open studios - tonight!

we are having open studios tonight in conjunction with the gallery event 'a visual feast'. the event is from 5-8pm in the crystal city underground (2100 crystal drive, arlington, va). this is a good map showing the locations of the studios and the gallery, metro, parking, etc.

here are some recent photos of my work in that space:

stop by for some beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres, and discussion.

Monday, April 15, 2013

studios underground - come on in

if you ever find yourself in the crystal city underground, please stop by the blue and/or red studios. we welcome people to come in and hang out, chat, ask questions, etc.

Friday, March 22, 2013

art underground - summary

I had a great time at the Art Underground event last weekend. We had a really nice turnout. There are two studio areas and a gallery, and people wandered among them. Wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres were plentiful. And ArtJamz had a lot of people painting in the middle of the mall. I talked to a lot of people and look forward to painting in Crystal City.

Here's a before-and-after shot of my corner of the studio: 

Here is how it looks from outside the glass:

Feel free to stop by. You will find me in the Blue Studios (near the 20th Street entrance). The best way to know when I will be there is to follow my on Twitter: @GreenMoonArt  I will post regular hours once I get into a groove.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

art underground - open house

I am fortunate to be part of a new art gallery/studio situation in Crystal City.  It is called Art Underground. I will share studio space with other artists in the underground shops/retail/restaurant area.  We are having an opening on March 16th. Here are the details:

Art Underground Open House
Saturday, March 16, 2013
6:00pm - 10:00pm
2100 Crystal Drive

It is bike and Metro accessible. Parking is free on weekends.

More info and maps here:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

emerging from the swirl

i had this swirly background that i did a few months ago and it has just been sitting around. last night, our model Manuel, decided to strike a standing pose - unusual for long poses. he also raised his arms and held onto the overhead heating duct. then i remembered the swirly background and thought i could try to make it look as if he was emerging from it. here is the (unfinished) result.