Friday, November 21, 2014

Sara Melville (1790-1869)

From the Philly area, the original was found in the archives of The Library Company of Philadelphia. Complete November 2014. Available, contact the artist.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Marcus Oldesly (1796-1874)

Complete November 2104. Available, contact the artist.

Aunt Kate Richardson

Not my Aunt Kate but someone's Aunt Kate who lived in Philadelphia in the early 1800's. Also a relatively large portrait on a 24 oz can. Complete in November, 2014. Available, contact the artist.

Honor Jeffers, c. 2014

As it is becoming increasing difficult for me to source the portraits I am painting, I am less often to know the reference, or much about the sitter, as is the case here. What is interesting to me is the placement of the image befitting of the crown on the Bud can, thereby creating a good marriage of can and image which makes for the best pieces. Complete November 2014. Available, contact the artist.

Captain, The Hon. Edmund Phipps (1760-1837)

Fairly large can, a 24oz, Bud. Good find as far as cans go. This is The Honorable Edmund Phipps, an English chap, third son of Henry Phipps, 1st Earl of Mulgrave. The original was painted in 1788, by Richard Cosway, when the sitter was 28. Complete Nov. 2014. Sold

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Original White Trash from 2003

I was enamored to revisit this piece from my first show in 2004, when I saw this recently at an old friends house. Notice the complete lack of painting except for a blocking in of the coat and tie and slight tint to the cheeks. This is Julius Pringle a relative on my dad's side of the family and the original of this miniature can be found in the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, SC where I grew up.
I love this no less than my current paintings which show what painting the same thing 700 times over the course of 11 years does to develop a painting style.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Work In Progress....New Work Coming Soon

If anyone is looking for available work, Snyderman-Works Gallery in Philadelphia has a couple, please contact them. Otherwise, by next month I should have a some white trash and I will post here as soon as I do.  Or email me at and let me know you're interested and I can let you know when I have some. Thanks for looking!