New Paintings 
                from Whitbeck Studios
20" x 16"   oil on panel

Unusual for me is this bouquet of sunflowers spilling out of a glass vase with Black-Eye-Suzans crowning the top. Using one single vibrant color throughout the painting put to test my abilities to see the myriad of yellow hues that played in each of the flowers and how they changed going from sun to shadow. An adventure indeed! Kitrinos (Kee-tree-nos) is Greek for yellow.
20" x 16"   oil on panel

Young Titian would have recognized  this carving of mermaid and cherubs from the little church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli (ca.1489) in Venice. I have not yet had the satisfaction of viewing this marble in person, but that did not stop me from including it in my latest stll life piece. I also could not help but put in the dark, dark background and intesify the contrasts between light and dark, the extremeness of it really makes things pop. And the porcelain basket I cannot get enough of! A recent gift it has already been in two other paintings.
Click here for the updated art show schedule for 2022. Starting to now hear from shows that have been applied to the schedule will start to fill out within the next couple of months. Also be sure to visit my website to view other paintings still available.

All my best,
James Whitbeck