Dec 28, 2009


Another freeway drive to wherever, it really doesn't mater sometimes, you just know its its gonna be slow going. This is a 6x6" oil on Birch panel mounted on a varnished wooden box: $120 + s/h  (Sold)

Dec 27, 2009


I really like doing black & white paintings of the night.  It presents an interesting challenge in working out all the gray values and an interesting subject to talk about.  This is a 6x6" oil on Birch wood mounted on to a varnished wooden box:  (Sold)

Dec 19, 2009


Tones, shapes and grays and a painting begins its journey reveling moods and memory's.  The process like a never ending march one step at a time is a constant.   Like my life, this painting is bits & pieces and like me, put them all together and here I am.  6x6" oil on Birch panel mounted to a varnished wooden box. $125   (Sold)   

Dec 18, 2009

'STARTS AT 2:15"

Returning to my ongoing series of B&W's, I knew some color would be a part of it just not sure  how much or how little.  So once again I post what should be about four more paintings after this one... The process will tell me when to stop.  I use a culmination of photos of  skies  and small towns from road shows some years back.  Taking something from this  photo and that, the painting begins to emerge.   This oil painting is on Birch panel mounted on a 8x6" varnished wooden box.  (SOLD)

Dec 16, 2009


Taken from my 12x12 canvas painting I wanted to explore just this part of the subject.  The handling of this is much looser than I normally display but, it felt very apropos at this time... I never know what style might speak to me at that very moment the brush is poised centimeters above the awaiting surface.  It is in that  moment  I say "YES" and the painting begins.... How fun is that...  This oil painting is on Birch paneling that's mounted on a 6x6" varnished wooden box all ready to be placed on a wall.  Price $125 +s/h      (Sold)

Dec 15, 2009


It was late when I came onto this beast. For one, the bass tone that resonates from this steel giant one can feel deep inside the body... I got goosebumps even before I saw it, it let me know who is in-control.  "I do love them".   Original oil painting on Birch paneling mounted on a 8x6 inch varnished wooden box. $135 + s/h  

Dec 13, 2009


So living in L.A. one begins to realize that slowly these poles are disappearing.   More and more people are moving into the world of cable, satellite & cell phones... The telephone & electric poles I love to paint are going to leave me.... "sooo sad."  But, I and I alone hunt deep into L.A.'s back alleys, old forgotten neighborhood's and dangerous places. Where few go I will venture, armed with my trusty camera hoping to take the best shot for another painting.    Fortunately I have a bunch of photos so none of the above is necessary any longer.   This oil painting is on Birch paneling that is mounted to a 6x6 inch varnished wooden box.   (Sold)

Dec 9, 2009

I did this for a customer, I have it posted with more detail about how the painting came to be on "CANVASES". Do take a look.  It is an oil on canvas 60x24 gallery wrapped... 
I'm finishing up some canvases for my gallery in Tustin Chemers gallery  then it will be  back posting my blog works.  

Dec 7, 2009


The first of many that I knew I was in the path of so being true to form, I picked my camera up and said to self, "Self" Heres your next painting.  This has been painted on a very heavily prepared wood panel, not just with three coats of the best gesso in my opinion but then the finest of oil ground to assure a life time of quality of color.   I do love the process of painting.
This is a 6x8 inch oil on Birch panel mounted on a varnished wooden box. $130+s/h

Also check-out the new canvas painting at Canvases.


 A photo was given to me of this Hopi reservation in the hopes that I would paint it.  It is a place of the true Americans.  I took my time to paint this ancient dwelling for I wanted to give it life and respect.  It is a 6x8 inch oil on Birch wood.  (Sold)  

Dec 6, 2009


Dec 5, 2009

"New Canvas Paintings"

Here is a sneak-peek at two oil paintings that I took form my blog posts some time back of 6x6 inch paintings. The gallery I'm in "Chemers" requested  12x12 inch on canvas, gallery wrapped. The first is LA in Hollywood and the next is of a late night dinner I had in Des Moines.  I have one more to do before I bring them to the gallery.   Click  on my Canvas site. <-to see the rest of the painting.

Nov 30, 2009


Just a great place to go fishing this time of the year.  Enough chill in the air to make the bass want to jump and move around.  Quiet coves to pull into and let one's mind float on still waters. This is a 6x8 inch oil on Birch panel mounted on a varnished wooden box. (Sold)

Nov 24, 2009


With a chill in the air I sat in my van on the side of the road and watched the shadows turn blue in the fading light of the approaching evening.  This is a 8x6 inch oil on Birch panel mounted on a varnished wooden box $140 (Sold)

Nov 16, 2009


"Los Osos" now here is a place of wonder and beauty. Just the drive alone one can't fill their eye's with enough of what nature has to offer.  The road there meanders up, down, around and over countryside of farms, fields, rock formations and forest's.  A wonderful small town with the best breakfast and glimpses of a spectacular ocean that ends at a place that will knock you out and is crowned with the name of "Montana de Oro" WOW!... This painting is but a fraction of a little hike on a sunny day down near a little creak that was making its way to the great Pacific Ocean. I looked up and caught the fog giving a light kiss to the hill tops of paradise.   {Can you tell that I love it here?} This is a 6x6 inch oil painting on Birch wood mounted on a varnished wooden box: For a paypal bill of $125 + s/h email me      

Nov 12, 2009


This is the part of the diptych of the painting below, but after looking at both I decided to change both and make them stand on there own so there was lots of repainting of the two but in the end I feel it worked out for the best.  This is from an event in Santa Fe this year.  This is oil on Birch panel that is mounted on a 8x6 inch varnished wooden box:  (Sold)


I just repainted this as it was part of a diptych that I was not satisfied with, so back on the easel it went and after a little time I now like what I see. This is a 4X6 inch oil on board mounted on a varnished wooden box:  (SOLD)

Nov 11, 2009

"HEADING OUT" original oil painting

For me it was like finding a long lost friend.  This painting was lost in the shuffle of a galleries inventory, when the relation ended this painting reappeared and was shipped back to me.  Yes I to am at blame for not keeping closer tabs, but, it all has a happy ending, I got my baby back and can re-introduce it.  This painting came about from me being on a road at the right time.  I was heading back to California when out of the corner of my eye I saw this red pickup coming down a dusty road, I slowed letting him get in front, as the truck entered into my lane I was excited to see the pillbox air-stream in tow, reached for my trusty camera, took one shot knowing my next painting was locked inside...  This is an oil on canvas 36x24 and will be "unless sold" in my summer show where I know it will find a home. For serious interest email me.      

Nov 7, 2009


As the light of the day comes to a close, I reflect back on past memories of friends, family, relations, loves gone, loves now and like the drifting hot-air-balloons some thoughts are clear and some are just a little fuzzy, but all are wonderful and I am great-full. Oil on archival board mounted on a varnished wooden box.   (Sold)

Nov 5, 2009

"EVENINGS FLIGHT" original oil painting

The atmosphere was filled with excitement in the early evening to the anticipation of the rising of these wonderful balloons drew near.  At times the hot-air-balloons hung motionless in the air like jewels then slowly would drift.  There where thousands of people and a sea of tents manned with food vender's others selling this and that all getting ready for this evening's flight. Oil on Birch panel mounted on a 8x6 inch varnished wooden box: (Sold)

Nov 2, 2009


A place and a painting that I needed to revisit to learn more from.  There is a delicateness to the light that crosses the grasses and reflects off the water as it flows and ripples... A wonderful fun and challenging process that I must do as a larger canvas for next years show.  I painted this on a rather heavily oil primed Birch panel, this process kept the paint rich in color. The size is 8x6 inches and the wood has been mounted on a varnished wooden box with no framing needed.    (Sold)

Oct 27, 2009

"TAKE FLIGHT" (oil on Birch 8x6inch)

Sitting on the bank among the willows and the reeds listening to the crock of frogs, the buzz of bees, sounds of birds and the grace of the crane repeated in the waters. Just beyond lies the Pacific Ocean ebbing and flowing all with there own rhythm against the California Coast here in Newport Beach. So I sit here if only for a brief moment to feel my own rhythm of life and say "Thank You". This is an oil painting on Birch panel that is mounted on a varnished wooden box. $125+s/h  (SOLD)

Oct 25, 2009

"TELL ME MORE" original oil

Funny how you can look at a photo for years and suddenly it yells at you "PAINT ME" I took this photograph way before digital cameras where around. This psychic shop has been in this location for 35 years that I know of, its on Balboa island in Newport Beach next to the ferris-wheel that I just posted. I have walked past this place hundreds of times and with each ,I would stop and stare knowing that one-day, I'm going to paint you.... Well, yesterday I was rummaging around in my studio and underneath this long table I spotted this blue box... Opening it, I find photos of past works, portraits, cars, landscapes and even my time with abstracts.. But! in the back of all this, I come to photos of things I was going to paint someday and long behold, there it was, thus! Here it is. A 6x8 inch oil painting on archival board mounted on a varnished wooden box: (Sold)

Oct 23, 2009

"KETTLE CORN & COTTON CANDY" oil on wood 6"x6"

Yes its a long title but, it fits and thats all that matters... Painting this made me smile the whole time, sometimes things just work out that way.. Listening to the news or even reading the paper they play us like a yo-yo.. First some good new fallowed by bad news, its come to making me watch cartoons but even those can be a bit violent... How about all those pills we should be taking.. lookout! they can make you sick.... So I remembered this photo. Scrambling though CDs more files then I'll ever need, Ah! there it is "Happy" What a find.. I think I'll just have a Root-beer float and stare at this for a while. It's a 6x6inch original oil on wood, you know the rest. (Sold)

Oct 15, 2009


Its the Beverly Hills show this weekend and I along with other artists from the Laguna show are going to share and hopefully sell our efforts... I will be showing my canvases along with my daily posts. I have been doing this show since 1990.. Fun show, lots of people and I get to see old friends and collectors of my work.. I'll take some shots and post so you will have an idea of this happening.. I'll be posting next week, so see you all then...
Happy Blogging..


Capturing light is such a wonderful challenge in trying to paint.. Even though I'm looking at a photo, the subtlety's of what is happening just fascinates me to no end. I have to look past what the subject is and look deep into what is really happening within the edges of colors next to another. I have to feel the light not just paint it.. It comes down to what color do I put down first, should I approach it this way or that, so much thinking has to happen.... All this makes me aware of how fantastic this planet is and the need to take care of it... Original 6x8 inch oil painting on Birch panel, mounted on a varnished wooden box: (Sold)

Oct 12, 2009


Coffee cup in hand, visor down, morning talk on the AM, I make my way to a meeting. I think of my son and his trips every morning to and fro in traffic... Soon he gets to leave all this as a memory as he gathers his family and heads into a more peaceful way of life... Good for him.. I'm gonna miss him, but, it will give me a really good reason to go back East to give and get a hug.... Original oil painting on Birch panel, mounted on a varnished wooden box: (Sold)

Oct 10, 2009


Dark streets, rainy nights, glare, a bit of chill in the air and a touch of mystery... I'm happy... Not sure just what that's about, but never the less ever since I was a kid I loved that look and feel... At an early age when I started to paint, it was that kind of scene that pulled at me, so here I am, many years later and they are still calling to me. My journey is a 6x6 inch original oil painting on Birch panel mounted to a varnished wooden box: $200 includes shipping in USA

Oct 4, 2009

"YOU GOT MAIL" original oil painting

While driving around in some back roads one morning like I do, I came upon this one mail box at the end of a dirt road in the middle of farm land.. I look around and in the distance up this road I spot this house who's mail box this must belong to... I stop my car and venture up to this lonely mail box, camera in hand, squat down and fire off one shot.. As I head back to my car, engine still running, the thought crosses my mind, if anyone in the house happened to be looking out there window at that moment had to have scratched there head wondering (what the) even though I waved, holding my camera up, probably added even more to there confusion... I just drove off with thoughts of how I was going to paint this... So here it is.. A 6x6 inch original oil painting on Birch panel, mounted on a varnished wooden box.  (Sold)

Oct 1, 2009

"MORNING PAPER" 6x6inch oil on wood

When I'm out in the back roads of small towns there is a quietness in those early hours that feels wonderful to me, then breaking the stillness is the sound of the morning paper hitting driveways giving the start to a new day.
This is a 6x6 inch oil painting on Birch panel that is mounted to a varnished wooden box:

Sep 30, 2009

"DREAMY THOUGHTS" 8x6inch oilon board

With the soft clouds filling the sky as the day begins its end, I say good by to the wetlands and all that it will be... With summer coming to an end I leave this place, go back to cars, traffic, cell phones, emails and a-like.... Could be be worse... I count my blessings.. Lots of under-painting in this one, each stage I let dry then build more color on top till I got what I wanted..
8x6 inch oil on archival board mounted on a varnished wooden box so no framing is needed. (Sold)

Sep 26, 2009

"HELLO DESSERT" 8x6inch oil on wood

So, my wife walks in with a sheepish grin on her face and at the same time extending her arm holding this bag out to me... I say, smiling back "what's in the bag" as she hands it over ... I slowly undo the folded top just to play the suspense a little longer for myself.... I peek inside and suck in my breath..."Candy Apples"! You must understand... I... LOVE... CANDY... APPLES!... Finding spicy cinnamon candy apples is really difficult or so it seems... Well, I immediately unwrapped the paper, salivating, I prepare carefully to take the first bite.... Fortunately I had the presence of mind to photograph it first... Then the challenge of figuring out how to begin eating this delectable, sweet, scrumptious candy apple.... At 7:14 am I had the second one for breakfast... Just couldn't wait any longer...:) Oil on Birch panel mounted on a varnished wooden box: (Sold)

Sep 21, 2009

"SANCTUARY" 8x6inch oil on wood

Back-bay and its wildlife preserve is truly a wonderful place to be. It is very much like a sanctuary not just for migrating birds, but for us humans that also need to stop and take a mental refuge amongst the waters, reeds, trees and flowers.... So much to learn here when one stops..
6x6 oil on Birch paneling that is mounted on a varnished wooden box: (SOLD)

Sep 17, 2009

"CLOSED?" (oil on Birch 8x6inch)

Closed! I said to myself in disbelief looking at the gas-gage and hoping I'll make it to the next station.... Yes I found another just in time and could lean back and cruse happily into LA...
Road trips are like life.. A little miss calculation and you can be in trouble... Although... I do like a little trouble ever-now-and-then...:) 8x6inch oil on Birch panel, mounted on a varnished wooden box: (Sold)

Sep 11, 2009

"EAST 10" (oil on Birch 8x6inch)

With the sun glaring on my windshield I head east to Palm Springs on a hot summers late afternoon. My trusty camera in the ready, I click off one shot hoping to capture the subject for my next painting. So here it is in all its glory, painted in sepia colors, I handled this almost as a water color on top of lots of under-painting. The glazed color's gave the richness to the shadows I needed, popping the glare to the setting sun. This oil painting is a 6x8 inch on birch paneling that is mounted to a varnished wood box. $140 +s/h (Sold)

Sep 5, 2009

"SMALL TOWN DINER" (oil on archival board 6x8inch)

Here is another that was lost in the shuffle of galleries... Thought I would never see it again.. It has been a year so it feels good to put it on the market again... This is a 6x8 inch oil on archival board mounted to a 2 1/2 inch varnished wooden box... I love this piece, but then again... I created it... brings a tear to my eye... Can be yours: (Sold)

Sep 4, 2009

Yes I am posting this again.. For the last year this along with three other paintings were lost in a gallery and now they are back with me, so they are for sale once again on my site...
Hot, smell of diesel, feeling the ground shake, the sound of the engine vibrating through your very soul, then its over as it rumbles by..."Clickety-clack Clickety-clack" 6"x6" Oil on archival board mounted on a 2 1/2" deep cradled box with no framing needed. (Sold) To a wonderful collector.

Aug 20, 2009


Going home in early morning fog I was reminded of the subtlety of shapes and color of all that is around me... The location is incidental, but the mood is unmistakably familiar at first glance... Funny how somethings are like that... Loosely painted and fun for me to do I needed to share.
6x6 oil on Birch panel, mounted on a varnished wood box. (Sold)

Aug 11, 2009

"SAN CLEMENTE MORNING" (oil on Birch 6x6inch)

With a relatively warm muggy morning, the sky giving me challenging colors to work out, I pick my camera up and take one photo as the sun continues to rise obliterating all the colors that first caught my eye... Then download the shot, print it, tape it to my easel, do the painting, take a picture of it.... up-load... And... Now you get to see the finished work two hours later.... I think back on a film and this same process from beginning to end would have been a week or more.... I do love the new ways... So here is a brand new 6x6 oil on Birch paneling, mounted on a wooden box, ready for someones wall.... Hope to have another this week to post.  (Sold)

Jun 12, 2009


This was the sixth and final in the series on waves on the west coast. This has been a real treat to do and work on. After viewing this I decided to add some clouds in the sky, I needed to feel some movement on the horizon.. Always tweaking.. This is in La Jolla and their beautiful warmer waters. 6x6inch oil on archival board mounted on a 2 1/2" deep finished wooden box so no framing is needed. For availability

Jun 9, 2009


My continued love for the airstream will never end.. Yes! and the iconic of all "the 57 Chev."... How much more Americana can I get... This was so much fun to paint that its silly... I smiled the whole time, from the sky to pebbles it was happy-time... May I remind all, from now till Jun 25 /09 any painting with a Paypal button can be purchased, after that date all my blog posts will be in my summer show for two months.. Any interest during that period will have to be through emails and based on availability.. The above painting is a 6x6 inch oil on Birch panel mounted on a varnished wooden box ready to hang.. For availability