"Anticipation" Female nude 5x7 inches Daily painting

5 x 7 inch Oil on canvas panel

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Finally a new daily painting, after doing larger pieces for my solo show its good to be back painting small ones again, its always a pleasure for me to spontaneously produce a single piece for the day, in a spur of the moment fashion.

"Pumpkin" Halloween Original Daily painting Still Life 6x6 Oil on Canvas


6" x 6" Oil on canvas
In the spirit of Halloween here's an older daily painting to kick off this week of costumes, disguises and all kinds of trickery!
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"Intimate Figure, Shared Vision" October Solo Show

If you are wondering why haven't I posted any new paintings lately its because I've been working all the time on my solo show, these are few images that will be on display October 1 - 31 at Ellis Nicholson Gallery in Charleston, SC, up to 15 pieces, mostly figurative as you notice, the reception will be on Friday the 7th, 5-8pm, the paintings come in deep 3 inch frames, for inquiries please contact the Gallery.

"The Russian model" 12x16 oil on canvas

"Purple Dreams" 16x20 Oil on canvas

"Ella's companion" 9x12 Oil on canvas

I will post more images of the other paintings...

"Sidewalk shadows" 5x7 LA Urban Plein Air Landscape painting

5 x 7 inch Oil on canvas panel
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I did this small study on the hot sidewalks of West La, you would think that there won't be much activity on Sunday but you'd be wrong, occasionally dog walkers were blocking my view cause there's plenty of them but I was able to pull off a quick study before the day ended.

"Bartlett pear" 2 x 3 inches Still Life oil/canvas

2.5 x 3.5 inch Oil on canvas panel
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Ok, this probably is one of the smallest paintings I've done so far, I think I shouldn't go any smaller then this because it probably won't exist at all:)

"2:36pm" 6x8 Urban landscape with a female figure Oil painting

6 x 8 inch Oil on canvas panel

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I started this painting earlier but it needed more work since there was a lot going on in the background, there's some palette knife on the left that was needed to make an even bigger contrast distinction between the lights and the darks, direct sunlight creates dramatic play between these polarities, so around this particular time is the result that came to life in form of a painting.

"Peach in purple" floral still life

6 x 6 inch Oil on canvas

Before I actually compose the still life I like to visualize it, in this case it was mostly color combinations, I like to have an idea what its gonna look like prior to the actual object arrangement, the only thing that wouldn't agree to that was the actual peach, it would just not sit still, you'd think it should just stay flat on the table but no..., its like a sitter that likes to move a lot, I fixated it between the foldings and it seemed to work!
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"Red cover" 6x8 Female nude and article in Professional Artist magazine

6 x 8 inch Oil on canvas panel

Here's a new nude from last night, it has a nice color play throughout the painting, when figuring out the composition I try to focus on the things that 'matter' and leave the other objects within the interior of secondary importance.

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Also there's an article mention about my work and selling art online in the new July/August issue of Professional Artist Magazine.

"Brass cup with a rose"

6 x 6 inch Oil on canvas

Haven't really painted a still life in a while so I decided to do one yesterday, I had this small antique cup that I used for the setup and I put the flower over it for a more organic effect, I don't really like when the still life is too 'properly' arranged.
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New Gallery Representation

I'm now represented by Ellis Nicholson Gallery in Charleston, SC, here's a few larger paintings that are now available through the Gallery, also I'm preparing new paintings for a solo show at the Gallery in October this year, so plenty of new work coming up...


"Falling Asleep" 12x16 inches, oil on canvas, Framed.


"Katelyn" 9x12 inches, oil on canvas, Framed.


"Pillows" 11x14 inches, oil on canvas, Framed.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the pieces please contact the Gallery here.

"Reclining female nude" 6x8 Original figurative art daily painting


6 x 8 inch Oil on linen on Panel

I really like these Robert Simmons Signet brushes that I just started using, they're great for applying heavier strokes of paint and they're also very flexible, for the middle values and transitions I usually use a mongoose brush, so I balance between the two, mostly flats though...
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"Antique door" 5x7 Fine art female nude oil daily painting


5 x 7 inch Oil on linen on Panel

This scene has a certain meditative quality about it, it creates a nice calming effect when observed, at least it does for me.
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"Rose" 5x7 Art Original Female Portrait painting a day


5 x 7 inch Oil on Canvas Panel

Blogger's service was down for maintenance yesterday so I was unable to create the posting, apparently it came back to life this morning.
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"Katherine" 5x7 Female Portrait figurative Art daily oil painting


5" x 7" Oil on canvas on panel

I painted this portrait last night so its fresh of the easel, the paint was still wet today as I was taking a picture of it, probably due to the unusually cold LA weather.
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"Daily ritual" urban scene


5" x 7" Oil on canvas on panel

How many of us go through the same routine every day, following the familiar routes that are safer, the forces of habit keep our minds locked in the same comfortable patterns that govern each day.
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"Day Lily" 9x12 Floral Still Life Oil painting on canvas


9" x 12" Oil on canvas

I've set it this as a still life prop for one of my paintings classes that I teach, since I knew the flower's not gonna last long I thought I should take advantage of that and do some painting before it withers.A basic color palette was used, yellow, red and blue + white, it gives plenty of color options plus a better cohesion between the colors then a regular full color palette, it was great that I was able to preserve at least the image of the flower since the next morning it was totally gone.
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"West Los Angeles afternoon" 4x6 inch Plein air landscape Oil on canvas


4" x 6" Oil on canvas

These urban scenes always catch my eye for the different color temperatures and the combination of organic shapes and man made structures, straight lines versus the natural curves.
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"Bestseller" 5x7 inch Female figure plein air Oil painting a day


5" x 7" Oil on canvas on panel

How do you write the next bestseller? from so many great books written so far how do you come up with something fresh and original that has also the general mass appeal, the writer has to be in tune with the creative source so he can retell the universal truth in his own specific voice, will that be enough for a bestseller?
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"The Urban Philosopher" 6x8 Daily Painting Old Man figure by Daniel Peci


6" x 8" Oil on canvas on panel

It's fascinating how direct sunlight reveals everything about us leaving very little hidden in the back alley of the subconscious, the source of life envelopes and animates multitude living forms at the same time and breathes as one single unit.

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