"Church of Saint Sulpice", 18"x14" original acrylic painting on canvas board, 2008, private collection (prints only)
This painting was begun in 2003 and was modeled after a photo I took while vacationing in the Bordeaux region of France. We had bicycled between bed & breakfasts through the countryside for a couple days and it was a pretty incredible experience! The colors of the real church of course didn't include blue, but I didn't want it to be too monotone. I had painted the sky blue and gray like it looked in the photo but didn't think the painting was "done." I looked at it for another 5 years, not touching it, but not thinking it was done either. Finally I decided to finish it and worked on the sky again, using different shades of blue. I still wasn't happy. Then I pulled out the pink and purple and said, yes!! That's what it needed!! What's funny is a lot of people think it looks Southwestern. I can definitely see that. Anyway, after battling it for 5 years, the sky is now my favorite part of the painting!
"St. Basil's", 16x20 original acrylic painting on stretched canvas, 2010, private collection (prints only)
"Akron Art Museum", 10"x8" original acrylic painting on stretched canvas, 2011, private collection, prints only
"Highland Theatre", 8"x10" original acrylic painting on stretched canvas, 2011, private collection, prints only
"Quaker Square", 10"x8" original acrylic painting on stretched canvas, 2012, private collection, prints only