Apr 20, 2019

WHISPER


                                                             WHISPER
                                                     14X14 oil on panel

How could I not want to paint this?  Challenging is it was, I needed to wander down this magical of paths to completion.  This will be in this year's Festival of arts 2019 Laguna Beach CA.
   

Apr 9, 2019

HEADING SOUTH


                                                       HEADING SOUTH
                                                         8X8 oil on panel

It was early morning, the sun had not made its way over the tops of the hills, the ocean; calm I was made my way to the pelican diner on Coast highway, I could taste the pancakes and smell the bacon.  Soon it was going to be showtime at the festival of arts and the beginning of summer for us crazy's.  

Mar 19, 2019

A NOIR EVENING


                                                        A NOIR EVENING
                                                       8x8inch oil on panel

It was just one of those evening.  The theater just let out, I turned my caller up on my coat, shoved my hands into my pockets and began to walk in the misty night air.  Everything was going fine, all was as planned, another hour and I was a free man.  I smiled to myself when out or the shadows she stepped, gun in hand.

Mar 16, 2019

1952 POWDER BLUE


1952 POWDER BLUE
8x8inch oil on panel

Distant hills, winding road soft focus and a 1952 Dodge Nash Stationwagon and I had a painting.  I wanted a feeling of a time gone by, I think I captured that. 

MONDAY'S WASH


                                                     MONDAY'S WASH
                                                    8X8inch oil on panel

This is part of an ongoing series of my black & white paintings.  The original is 24x24inch canvas fall color, so to do this in a black & white scale was the most fun.

Mar 3, 2019

THE VALLEY


                                                          THE VALLEY
                                                      8x8inch oil on pane

As I moved deeper into the valley the vistas that opened were breathtaking.  There were countless things to photograph no matter where I turned, I was dizzy with Ideas of things to paint.   An hour had passed before I realized I had not taken even one photo, then finally, this came into view; I had my next paintings in my sights. 

Mar 2, 2019

IN THE SHADOW OF



                                                    IN THE SHADOW OF
                                                     8x8inch oil on panel

The magic of the mountain, changing, growing, ruling the sky and lands below.  The Barn also changing, fading, empty, and yet adding to the magic of the mountain. 

Feb 16, 2019

HILLTOP


                                                              HILLTOP
                                                        8X8 oil on panel

After a long hike, I finally made it to the top.  From there I was able to look out over the valley, feel the cool air, see the fog rolling in, smell the sea just on the other side of the valley below. 

Feb 10, 2019

ONE-WAY


                                                                ONE-WAY
                                                         8x8inch oil on panel

Thanks to Eric Demarcq a photographer from Paris allowed to interpret his photograph.
I, not wanting to copy it, but use it as an inspiration that caught my attention.  
One way street in downtown L. A.  

LUNA & DANDELIONS


                                                     LUNA & DANDELIONS
                                                        8x8inch oil on panel

Sometimes everything just works out.  Art is such a crazy thing to have to do. I say have to, for if I'm not paintings, searching, and needing to paint I would go nuts.  So for me, it's a lifeline to who I am.  It is a great escape, it is my moment to get lost and explore the wonders a never-ending moment.  I'm at home 


Feb 5, 2019

ROAD TO SIENA


"Road to Siena"
                                                             8x8" oil on panel

Several years back, I along with 13 others all from two families met in Rome and ventured out to Tuscany.  It was truly an amazing time that went way to quick.  So to recapture those memories I did this little painting.  More will come as each image will play its self out.


Jan 22, 2019

BORDERLINE


                                                            BORDERLINE
                                                          8x8" oil on panel

I'm on a road that travels with no end, I can see a sky with endless blue, I can feel hope so close at hand, why; I can see the borderline, freedom just ahead.   



Dec 3, 2018

"OASIS"


                                                                 OASIS
                                                         8X8 oil on panel

This was a dry wash but with the help of a really good rain; I get to grab my camera and take a shot, go back to the studio and, here you go, a painting.   This can be yours just click here:

Nov 18, 2018

WILD FLOWERS


                                                   "WILDFLOWERS"
                                                     8x8 wood panel

 Not sure how I came to have this photo but was compelled to submerge my mind into it, only to get lost in the field of flowers and eventually disappear in the grove of trees ahead.

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Aug 8, 2018

TAKE FLIGHT


                                                          "TAKE FLIGHT"
                                                     8x8" oil on wood panel

On a warm summer's early evening with the sun making its way down one lone seagull takes flight.  I followed it's flight clicking away with my camera.  So here it is, I hope you all enjoy.

Jun 3, 2018

LAGUNA


                                                            LAGUNA
                                                       6x6 oil on panel

For those that know Laguna Beach, I don't have to say where this is.  It is such a recognizable iconic spot.  I had an opportunity to be at a house that was at this location giving me this view.  Three photos later and back at my studio I put this to oils immortalizing it.    

May 31, 2018

THE WEDGE


                                                             THE WEDGE
                                                          6x6inch oil on panel

Newport Beach, summer, big waves, surfers, suntan oil, put that all together and you have the "WEDGE."   I go down to watch the crazy, skillful surfers risk their lives to master the crashing thundering waves that brake this part of the coast.  Now you ask, "Do you surf" I don't even know how to swim so my answer is a resounding NO!.  I just love watching and painting the beauty of it all.    
     

May 24, 2018

CLOUD COVER


                                                         CLOUD COVER
                                                      6X6inch oil on panel
Racing ahead of what looked like a change in the weather, I turned my car around and back down the hill I went.  It was hours later I heard a storm moved in with road closers just where I was.  I will try another day, the mountain isn't going anywhere soon. 

May 17, 2018

EMPTY


                                                                EMPTY
                                                         6x6 oil on panel

In crossing the heartlands sometimes up close most of the time far away; one can see empty barns, some standing proudly most looking tired, all have stories if when one stops to listen.  I stood for a time and stared at this one, took a few photos and now in painting it I feel I've given it life again.

May 15, 2018

PASSING THROUGH


                                                    PASSING THROUGH
                                                     6x6inch oil on panel

Many years ago I would travel back and forth through the desert between California and Lake Havasu on a road less traveled, to say the least.  I loved taking it, one could drive for hours before you saw another car.  This painting is an homage to a wonderful memory.

May 12, 2018

MINNESOTA MORNING


                                                   MINNESOTA MORNING
                                                       6x6inch oil on panel

My son sent me this.  Its morning time in at the Schwartz's, coffee is brewing, kids are up, its school time, Duk the family pet is eating and my son is getting ready for work.  Why its morning time in Minnesota.

May 11, 2018

SNOWFALL





                                                                SNOWFALL
                                                          6x6inch oil on panel

This last winter when with my son we went back to a magical place with quiet.  The only sound was the water moving over and around the stones in this icy cold stream.  It was picture perfect, I hope I did it justice to paint such perfection.      

May 10, 2018

SPRING


                                                                SPRING
                                                         6X6 oil on panel

A quiet place just 30 minutes away from where my son lives.  A short walk off the road and one is lost in the beauty.  It took some time for me to finally step back to reality and take a photo.  The end result and a year later I finally finished my walk.  

May 3, 2018

"DRIFTING"


                                                          DRIFTING
                                                  6X6inch oil on panel

Revisited this painting and added the skiff for me made all the dif.  Glad I said hello again to it.

Apr 25, 2018

"GET-A-WAY"


                                                        "GET-A-WAY"
                                                   6x6 oil on panel
The need to get out 0of town and disappear at times really becomes overwhelming.
Well, not having a camper and all of the paraphernalia I became friends with campers.  Told them I can cook some really great meals and this started a long relationship with me as the cook, and sometimes a driver.   So this is in tribute to those days.  my life took me in another direction and I'm sure they are still wondering the back trails of adventure.       

Apr 22, 2018

RUSH HOUR


                                                         RUSH HOUR
                                                   6X6inch oil on panel

It was just one of those times but then again, it's always that time, you know what I'm talking about; traffic, it has nothing to do with the time of day, there is traffic.  One steps out of the hotel hit's the streets and its rush hour.  It is a way of life when you want to take a bite out of the Big Apple. 

Apr 16, 2018

SLOW MOVING



"SLOW FLOWING"
6X6 oil on panel


                                                       
An Update on this painting... I just felt it wasn't finished, but now I can say it is. 
In the quiet of the moment, I drifted down these waters seeing the sky above, the coolness of the waters, moving past and around stones, gently twilling in the stream without a care in the world.  I was for a moment, moving slowly

Apr 14, 2018

THE PIX


                                                                    THE PIX
                                                             6X6inch  oil on birchwood 

It is truly rewarding to revisit one of my paintings.  The original was 30x03, so to downsize and make work was challenging and fun rolled up in one.   So much to learn, loving the journey. 

Apr 9, 2018

WHISPERS


                                                         WHISPERS
                                                       6x6inch oil on panel
The intimacy of whispering is a special moment.  It is in itself a moment of privacy, confidentiality and above all trust.  Even when no one is about, the voice is at a whisper, I must say with so much shouting the whisper is so beautiful not to hear.     

Apr 7, 2018

"THE PIX / LOVE STORY"

                         
                                                                   THE PIX
                                                                 6X6 oil on panel

So it's still early and about two hours away before we eat, I have an idea, let's go grab a flick.  Let's go catch a classic at "The Pix" and see "LOVE STORY".    

Apr 3, 2018

"BLUE"


                                                                       BLUE
                                                       6x6 oil on panel

With a light mist and a chill in the air, I walked out and didn't look back.  it was time for a fresh start, new beginnings, big plans, so what if it ended, that's life, excuse me for a sec, I seem to have something in my eye.  

Mar 24, 2018

"RED UMBRELLA"


                                                                RED UMBRELLA
                                                          6X6 oil on panel

It was 4:30 in the afternoon and the 5-month romance was over.  I grabbed an umbrella, heading out the door.   The light rain was refreshing as it washed away all making way for a clean slate.  Hello, new day. 

Mar 18, 2018

"ONE-WAY"

       
                                                             ONE-WAY
                                                   6x6inch oil on panel

Cruising with my son in Minnesota chasing down some breweries for some assume tastes.
Traveling up and down city streets we found just what we where looking for on this one-way street of nothing but good eats and drink..   

Mar 12, 2018

"MID-TOWN"


                                                                  MID-TOWN
                                                          6X6 oil on pane
So after traveling around doing shows from California to Portland and Kansas.  In those early year's one sees such magical parts of this country.  After countless photos sometimes one just speaks out and has to be painted. 

Feb 28, 2018

"BYGONES"


                                                           "BYGONES"
                                                    6X6inch oil on panel

Not sure how I came by this photo or how long I've had it, the only thing I knew is it spoke to me,  thus I had to paint it.  I remember traveling across this great country seeing small towns like this, the simplicity of a time gone by.  Now we are in an age of fake news being shouted at us.  Friends, and families disagreeing with a division like a chasm in a landscape growing wider.  So!  i painted this, hopefully not in memory of bygones, because just on the horizon one can still see trust, faith, love, caring and hope.

So folks, lets make it happen. 

Feb 26, 2018

"CRYSTAL COVE"



                                                       CRYSTAL COVE
                                                6X6inch oil on hard board

First off, the joy of going down to meet the waves, listen to its sounds, smell the air and just the fact of being, is a joy.  So after hours of letting my mind wander I picked up my iPhone taking one picture was all that was needed, I had my next painting.  This along many more will be in the Festival of arts this summer. 

Jan 27, 2018

"TAGGED"


                                                    TAGGED 6X6" oil on wood

Ok! Ok! So I maybe I do like back allies so what.  For the most part there quiet, lots of kitties scouting around finding nibbles here and there, sometimes I meet someone throwing out stuff.  But for me, its a place for picture taking, a place to find a painting to do.  This was a morning I met a fellow artist, a tagger of fin graffiti.  How can I not want to paint this.  

Dec 16, 2017

"MELLOW LIGHT"


                                                         MELLOW LIGHT
                                                    6X6 oil on wood panel

Not sure even how I came to have this picture, but I do and seeing that I have painted this before I felt the need to revisit it and do again or I should say paint it again.  It is interesting approaching a familiar subject and still find new ways to talk about it, I suppose that why love painting, the discovery just never ends.

Aug 5, 2017

THE PIER

                                   
                                                                THE PIER
                                                             14X14 oil on canvas

With the sun beginning its decent and the light of the day melting into and became one with the sea, one could hear the music from the rids softly being interrupted by the sounds of waves lapping at the shore.       

Jul 22, 2017

LAST DRIZZLE


                                                                  LAST DRIZZLE
                                                     6X6" oil on wood panel

With the rains gone and blue skies in the forecast I felt the need to paint raindrops.
This is from the last of the sprinkles that hit my car, but I must be clear, this is not the last of my raindrop series, far from it, I am planing on painting some new and improved rainy paintings.. Stay tuned to the posts.   (SOLD)