Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I just can not seem to get this painting done the way I want it. So here is the night version of the Wayzata depot circa late 1800's. I now have a day and a night version and am not working on modern day version anytime soon. It seems to me that their are many current versions of this historic depot. Prints will be available just contact me at: and let me know the size you are looking for.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Vince Lombardi Painting

I had to add this one to my second of three celebrity paintings especially since football season is just around the corner.

The colors of this on the original of this painting are much different than what shows here but monitors can never reproduce color accurately anyway.

This is another black and white look at a legend of the sixties. This will probably mean the third painting of this series should be black and white too.

Painting with a limited palette of colors is fun, refreshing, challenging and very rewarding when it all pulls together.
I like this paintings simplicity. I think this basic image evokes the simplicity of Vince Lombardi's views and approach to football and life. From what I understand of Mr. Lombardi he may have been a complex personality to understand but his complicated personality understood how to get the best results from people. His basic philosophy was to break complicated tasks down to their simplest of components in order to perfect techniques through repetition and familiarity. His ability to do this is what made him a great coach. In my opinion anyway.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Trophy Buck Painting

This is a painting I just finished for all the avid deer hunters out there. You know who you are and you know this picture, its the scene you can't ever get out of your mind.

You have been out hunting all day and are just about to call it quits when you see the one that you wait all your life to see. The king in front of his castle, staring right back at you. In a second he was there and just as fast he disappears back into his castle. Now you get the essence of this painting and the reason it is titled "A King Leaving His Castle". This JPEG Image to the right does not due justice to the colors of the original but at least you will get an idea of what it looks like.

The original painting measures 17"x24" and when framed is very impressive whether you are a deer hunter or not. Signed Giclee print of this painting are available in the size of 15"x22" for $150.00. Email: steve@bergerfine arts if interested in purchasing or other available sizes.

Oh, and Mike B, if you are out there this ones for you. Never say never.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Marilyn Monroe Painting

I have been wanting to paint a celebrity portrait for sometime and why not pick a cultural icon like Marilyn Monroe. To keep it simple I used a black and white pallet with some tinges of yellow and I really like the effect.

This painting was interesting and fun to do because of the two light sources on both sides of Marilyn's face that can show her facial features starkly and still give the feeling of softness because of the subtle use of face shading.

The title for this painting is "The Look" and what I wanted to convey through this image is a feeling of confidence and awareness. Signed limited Edition 11x17 giclee print of "The Look" is available for 150.00. Contact me at and leave your contact information so I can get back to you about shipping, framing, sizes etc.