Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 5"x6" SOLD.

What I like most about pears are all the plain changes on the skin. I love how the light wraps around the pear and shows a lot of the character through reflected light. I used this pear in a larger painting that I am in the middle of. I'll be posting that later on.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

We got these from my wife's sister. One of several hand-me-downs we will use for the bambino. There is a slight catch, though. These are boys shoes but we are not finding out what we're having. It will be a total surprise!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

"Diner Mug with Spoon"

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

Usually when I start a painting I will draw the scene with thin, light brush work. But for this one I jumped right in with crazy loose strokes. Kept on refining and love how it came out.

Monday, April 07, 2008


Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x6" For purchase info, please email michael@mnaples.com

I've been on a little hiatus but should be back in the groove now. I was busy doing thing around the house such as painting and decorating the nursery. It felt good to swing the brush today and I have a few more planned for this week. Also I will be posting a number of commissions I have on the easel. Stay tuned...