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HappyDaysAreHereAgain.jpg

Ukulele, portrait, oil painting
Oil painting on canvas of live model musician

GJFireMob.jpg

Gilets Jaunes, watercolors, social protest, Paris
watercolor from the 2018 Gilets Jaunes protests series

Shade.jpg

Santa Cruz, adolescent, beach scene, shade
Santa Cruz adolescent beach scene

HamburgWarehouseDistrict.jpg

Oil on board, detailed work, Hamburg warehouse district, cityscape
Oil on board detailed work of Hamburg warehouse district

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About James

Baltimore City

Baltimore artist, MICA grad 1979 oil and watercolor  live and photo sources people and landscapes mostly

Gilets Jaunes

A series of watercolors based on live YouTube coverage of the Paris protests

Seacliff, Santa Cruz

Series of beach scenes based on modified photos from Seacliff beach in Santa Cruz. The original photos had the bluest skies, that were too blue to be real. In my efforts to find a more realistic sky, I became enthralled by their modifications and choose to paint them. Some light and impressionistic, some dark and surreal.
All paintings are 22" x 24" and are oil on canvas.

People

Collection of portraits primarily from extension live model sessions at the studio of Karen Warshal in Bolten Hill. Primarily oils, but a few recent watercolors are included.

  • Leon's Back.jpg

    Figure painting, male nude, Leon's back
    My neighbor Leon's back. Oil on canvas, charcoal base drawing sealed in amber shellac.
  • Valentines Day.jpg

    female portrait, live model, oil painting
    16 x 20 oil on canvas of pensive first time model.
  • The message.jpg

    female portrait, live model, oil painting
    Oil on canvas studio of actress Luz Nicolas, a popular model for artists in Baltimore
  • Waterolor of Vini.jpg

    female portrait, live model, oil painting
    Watercolor, live session of a very visible senior model.
  • Seriously Luz.jpg

    female portrait, live model, oil painting Very much in character
    Luz Nicolas months before a tragic role in a New York play. Very much in character. Oil on board.
  • Visibly Vini.jpg

    female portrait, live model, oil painting Very much in character
    Oil vision of Luz, independent of earlier watercolor, 11 x 14 oil on canvas. Built layers.
  • Madeleine McCann.jpg

    Have you see Madeleine McCann? Warhol, contemporary portraits
    Warholian treatment of Madeleine McCann missing poster. Two independent charcoal on canvas, sealed with clear shellac. One received numerous colored glazes, the other not
  • Reclining-Nude.jpg

    Reclining nude in a comfortable classic time freeze.
    Reclining nude in a comfortable classic time freeze.
  • Cello player.jpg

    female portrait, live model, oil painting Very much in character
    Cello player in what turned out to be a difficult pose (for her).
  • Happy Days.jpg

    female portrait, live model, oil painting Very much in character
    Colorful musician model. Oil on canvas

and Places

Oils and watercolors and a graphite drawing are in this collection, both plein air and from photos of my travels.

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