Tuesday, October 6, 2015

#63 - West 39th & Sheridan Ave. S.

#63 - West 39th & Sheridan Ave. S.
9"x12" oil on panel - 09-23-2015  (sold)

A new alley!! It's been a while again.
I'm still trying more limited and neutral palette variations on these.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

#62 - 33rd & Ulysses St. NE

#62 - 33rd & Ulysses St. NE - 073115
2.75" x 4.75" gouache on watercolor paper (Moleskine sketchbook)

I've been caught up with so many other things that this project has slowed to a crawl.  
I had an opportunity to do this one while I was in NE Minneapolis. There was a nice view from a park across the street looking down this alley. As this continues, I really want to do more on site like this.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

#61 - Quincy St. & 24th Ave. NE

#61 - Quincy St. & 24th Ave. NE
12" x 30" oil on canvas 05-31-2015

I've been limiting the palette again.
(reminder: click image for large view)

Thursday, July 2, 2015


Here's one of those "why not..." things.
I gathered up all the paint after I was done working one evening and piled it on a piece of scrap paper. I couldn't toss the paint, so I did this with the muddy paint pile.
I keep it around to remind me to stay loose, not worry about details or "doing it right" (whatever that means).

-1st St & 2nd Ave N - 10-03-2014 6"x6" oil

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

#60 - 9th and Hennepin

#60 - 9th and Hennepin
12"x36" acrylic in canvas - 5-21-2015

Something a little different this time.

Monday, June 8, 2015

#59 - 13th Ave. & Buchanan St. NE

#59 - 13th Ave. & Buchanan St. NE
5" x 7" oil on panel - 04-01-2015

Up in Northeast Minneapolis there are still a handful of unpaved alleys.
If I recall, this one was gravel. I also found a few that are dirt.
These blocks are like a time machine.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

#58 - West 45th St. & Grand Ave. S.

#58 - West 45th St. & Grand Ave. S.
9" x 12" oil on panel  02-04-2015
This one was a commission and the preference was for a winter scene. Because it was a relatively mild winter, and I had to wait a few weeks for enough snow before I could start this one. We finally got enough for the picture, but over the course of the winter the snow never really amounted to more this this at any one time. I think winter enthusiasts were a little sad, but I have to admit I was okay with it.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

#57 - 32nd St. & Lyndale Ave. South

#57 - 32nd St. & Lyndale Ave. South
5" x 7" gouache on watercolor paper-12-27-2014

A cold and foggy mid-winter afternoon near a friend's place.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

#54 - 36th & Nicollet #2

#54 - 36th & Nicollet #2
11"x14" oil on panel  8-28-2014

I couldn't decide on a format, so I did a second version of this alley.

Thursday, January 29, 2015


Sketchbook pages (pocket size) with thumbnails for #28 & #42.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

#53 - 36th & Nicollet (#1)

#53 - 36th & Nicollet (#1)
30"x40" oil on canvas, 8-26-2014

 This is the largest of the alley paintings so far.
A gouache sketch was the main reference.