May 30, 2008



We are so quick to assume the obvious.
Setting on the side of the road with no sign of anyone around car nor person I was struck by how clean this little beauty was from just a quick glance as I drove past. There seem to be nothing wrong with it so why was it left.. Then I thought, Maybe, just maybe it was not left but was waiting, waiting to be connected to begin its journey...6" x 6" oil on archival clay board with no framing required.

May 28, 2008


A trip to Portland and getting into town just as the sun had a chance to break through the clouds. The contrasts of lights and darks and the rich tones of the land against the sky is what I wanted to capture in this 6" x 8" oil on archival board mounted."No framing required". (Sold)

May 26, 2008



Not sure how many times I have driven, walked, looked and talked about this place over the last fifty years of being in the LA area.. lots of memories of places to eat, movies, first dates and broken hearts... So now I look back in thought and paint a bright sunny day of my past. 6"x6" oil on archival clay board with no framing needed.

May 24, 2008



Working on beating the rush hour only to know that some construction is taking place on the freeway which means I get to meet and have light conversation with the people in the next car, this will be fun seeing as I don't have enough friends.... This painting is handled as a B&W with that crazy mixing that I do and some color thrown in for some good measure. 8"x6" Oil on canvas mounted on archival board and no framing is needed for this or any other that I post.



A trip to Palm Springs on the 10 with the big clouds ahead of me gave me a good moody morning to do this as one of my B&W.. This is a 6" x 6" oil painting on an archival clay board and nor framing is needed.

May 23, 2008


Going home one late night on a rainy Wednesday night I turn to see the glare of the city give the nighttime sky a wonderful glow, so I take one shot and head on out... After looking at the image I decided to paint it as a B&W. I make my black using about five different colors and mixed into this a dry pigment color is a secret.
What this pigment does is alter the tone of whatever it is mixed into giving it a depth that I love. I also mix it into the white which further pushes the gray scale... This pigment was given to me by an artist that came in to my studio about three days prior just to make some light conversation... She tells me I should use this pigment and hands me this plastic bag with about a pound of this iridescent beautiful color... She tells me to handle it very carefully, and to wear a mask when mixing. It is lighter then talcum so fans are off and windows closed so there is very little movement in the studio when I opening the bag. Just that movement alone makes the pigment float and twirl like smoke.... In using it I feel like a sorcerer making colors appear before me. In the nine years and fifteen B&W paintings that I use this with, I am always surprised at the outcome and I have never had to go back and change the color...I Love this stuff... 6"x7" oil on a gessoed oak panel.. PS. I never saw her again after that day.

May 14, 2008



I found this barber shop that time stood still for and I was compelled to paint this with all of the shapes & shadows and past memories of a disappearing moment in time. 6"x6" oil on canvas mounted on archival clay board with no framing required.

May 13, 2008


Working this painting a little more gave it what I felt it was missing. There is always a tweak here a tweak there, the never ending saga of painting... Yes, I probably analyze my work to much but I don't know how not to and yet, I know, there are those that I have painted that I must say "STOP" and its on to the next. 6"x8" oil on archival board with no framing required.

May 11, 2008


A nice departure from my skies was needed for me so I dug around in some old photos and found one form my "Johnny Rocket" series that I did some years back... I handled this loosely giving more movement to my brush work then my usual smoother approach, I must say this was really a lot of fun to do and hope you all like it too.. 6"x6 oil on archival clay board with no framing required. (SOLD)

May 6, 2008



Still working with the glare and all that takes place in that given moment when other tones of colors that normally are hidden, come out to play if only briefly in the light of the setting sun... I just might make this into a larger canvas for my summer show, it would make a nice contrast amongst all of my sky paintings. This is a 6"x8" oil on canvas mounted on board with no framing required.

May 5, 2008


>Oh! this is a painting that I wanted to revisit again and play with the shadows amongst the trees. There is so much to learn every time I pick up a brush and start painting.. The notion that it will never end is without-a-doubt the joy of what I do. 8"x6" oil on canvas mounted on board and no framing needed.