New oil paintings and works on paper at Strecker-Nelson Gallery

In 2016 I have been painting quite a bit in preparation for an exhibition at Strecker-Nelson Gallery opening March 4. I will have twenty-three works on view, many of which are brand new and being shown for the first time. I finished The day you weren't here oil painting just days before we delivered it to the gallery, and I kind of miss it since I didn't have time to live with it after finishing it. But I am also happy that it will have some other eyes to see it. Many of the paper works are small, almost jewel-like in their frames. (Strecker-Nelson framed all the paper works and I am really pleased.) Though I also enjoyed making some larger paper pieces with the largest at 32 inches square. I tend to work in a series, painting in pairs or groupings.  One of the titles is strange mechanics and eternal mysteries, an idea to me that summarizes much of the work, even the ones that are titled by the date.

My two newest oil paintings:

The day you were(n't) here, oil on canvas, 30 in. x 60 in.

  Winter , oil on canvas, 24 in. x 36 in.

Winter, oil on canvas, 24 in. x 36 in.

A slideshow of the works on paper:

If you would like to visit the gallery's website you can see additional pieces on my artist page. The exhibit runs through April 23.