Our niece Reagan, who just turned five. She was four when I took the pic I worked from. The girl knows how to accessorize. 16 x 20 oil
17 year old Colin our model for the Wed night portrait study session at the Tryon Painters and Sculptors studio.
Our fantastic model at the Tryon Painters and Sculptors Wednesday night study session. 12 x 16 oil.
A recent painting of Theophilous Mackey, one of the many great folks I’ve met here in Hendersonville, NC. 24″ x 30″ oil on linen.
Studio portrait of my friend, Mike Waterkotte, from, you guessed it. Chicago. 16 x 20 oil on linen.
Another all prima from our Wednesday night head study session at the Tryon Painters and Sculptors studio. 12 x 16 oil on linen.
Theo, painted at Wed. night head study. 12 x 16 oil on linen.
“Ian” A great model last night at the Tryon Painters and Sculptors Studio. Pretty geeked up to paint after a weekend at the Portrait Society of America’s conference, in Atlanta. Oil on 12 x 16 linen.
This is Kate from the Atlanta Artist’s Center. 11 x 14 oil on linen.
Elena, a fantastic new model at the Atlanta Artist’s Center. Oil on 12″ x 16″ Arches oil paper. “Available”
This painting is from the Tuesday session at the Atlanta Artist’s Center. The model is Matthew. 12″ x 16″
Painted Alla Prima at the Atlanta Artist’s Center, 12″ x 16″ oil on linen. Happy Birthday to Grandson Thomas
I just finished this commission for my friends Chris and Caroline Berney. Their lovely girls, Lilly and Ava. 24″ x 30″ oil on linen.
One more for the men in hats series. Rogdre is a model from the Atlanta Artist’s Center. 12″ x 16″ oil on linen
Another of Emerald, one of our favorite models at the Atlanta Artist’s Center. 11″ x 14″ oil on linen. $600
A painting from life. Painted at the Atlanta Art Center. 11″x14″ oil on linen.
Another from my Wednesday night sketch session at the Atlanta Artist’s Center. 11″ x 14″ Oil on linen. “available”
Darwin. One more for the “Men in Hats series”. Oil on 8″ x 10″ linen panel.
One more for the men in hats series. 8″x10″ oil on linen panel
A great model from my Wednesday night drawing class. Oil on 11″x14″ linen. “Available”
Another of my friend Alec. Oil on 5″x7″linen panel.
A small portrait of my friend Alec. Painted from one of his photos taken in Northern Michigan. Oil on 8″ x 10″ linen panel.
Another of Nina Simone for the musician series. 14″ x 14″ Oil on linen
Color study for Nina Simone painting. 5 1/2″x6 1/2″ oil on linen “Sold”
A portrait of Jimmy Yancy, blues pianist. Painted back in the late 90’s. 12″ x 15″, oil on masonite. Happy birthday Mike!
For the “Men in Hats” series a self portrait in a hat I just bought today. 5″ x 7″ oil on linen panel.
In honor of the new year, a portrait of Voltaire, a very optimistic and enlightened fellow. Painted from a plaster sculpture hanging in my studio. Oil on 8″x10″ linen. Will be available at auction on Ebay for 7 days. Auction ended, “available”
Portrait of my friend, the painter. Randall Diehl. Done from a photo taken in the early 80’s 12″ x 15″ OIl on gessoed masonite
A portrait of Blues and Rock great “Johnny Winter” Oil on 11″ x 15″ gessoed masonite. “Available” firstname.lastname@example.org
A portrait of My uncle. Bob Taylor. 7″ x 9″ oil on linen.
In honor of Father’s day, I thought this painting of Robert Johnson, done a few years ago, would be just the thing. Robert Johnson, 12″x15″ oil on gessoed masonite. Original “sold” A limited edition of 100 prints are now available, signed and numbered. 12″ x 15″ with a one inch border. Beautifully reproduced on a […]
Welcome to Gary Cooley’s art gallery. This one goes in the musician series. Be sure to peruse the categories of larger paintings in the categories links. If you wish to be notified of new postings, hit the “subscribe 2” link on the right. Portrait of Maggie Schultz, a jazz singer out of Chicago. Watch […]
Welcome to Gary Cooley’s art gallery. Yet another in my “Men in Hats” series Be sure to peruse the categories of larger paintings in the categories links. If you wish to be notified of new postings, hit the “subscribe 2” link on the right. My Friend Owen in his hat of many colors. 6″x8″ […]
Welcome to Gary Cooley’s art gallery. Here’s another in my “Men in Hats” series Be sure to peruse the categories of larger paintings in the categories links. Portrait of Aaron, Live action director. 8″x10″ oil on gessoed board. Not for sale.
Muddy Waters in his prime. 24″ x 36″ oil on linen. “Available” $1,600
Welcome to Gary Cooley’s art gallery. All the paintings in this gallery are originals and one of a kind. Larger paintings are categorized in the upper right of the page. Click on image for larger view. A portrait of my photographer friend, Steve. oil on 7″x9″ gessoed card. Not for sale.
Portrait of our lovely niece Mallory in Zihuatenejo, Mexico. 5″x7″ oils on linen. Nor for sale