Mar 25, 2009


Taking a nice departure from my skies as I was getting ready to do some cooking, I looked closely at this onion and thought... "Theres my next painting" And so there you have it.. I will be posting next week as I'll be out of my studio for a few days but in the meantime this could be yours. (Sold)

Mar 22, 2009


With light fading and shadows elongating across fresh fallen snow, I add one more snow painting to my never ending process of exploring the medium of oils and what takes place when color and mood are mixed together to become one.. This is a 6x6 inch oil on Birch panel on a varnished wooden box. For availability

Mar 19, 2009


Just found this shot amongst all my stuff and thought "This will be a nice challenge" So the painting began with the sky and seeing how and what the coloring was going to be... Then that arduous part of painting, the trees.. Trees are a challenge for me, thus you see them in a lot of my work... I just cant let them win, at lest, not all the time.. I started with the glow of the sun and worked out from there, seeing just how many trees I wanted and there rhythm. Then I painted the snow, working out color, shadows and all.. Then I set back and see how I feel about it. There are times after having posted a painting I decided, I don't like it, for one reason or another.. I remove it or rework the painting and see if I can bring it to where I want... Sometimes its a big change, sometimes not... The bottom line is, regardless of its location, my mission in painting is, create a mood, paint it as best I can, be true to my craft and strive to learn something about the process of putting all the pigments together so they make sense. Here is a 6x6 inch oil on Birch panel, mounted on a varnished wooden box. For availability


Standing high on one of the ridges in Trabuco canyon I looked east towards the Santa Anna's. This spectacular view opens up against the scruffiness of the land, hills, mountains and clouds, made for a wonderful seen to want to paint. In taking the photo, I used a Polarized filter giving me deeper colors to the sky, then back at the studio, I really had fun mixing these colors. I know the sky looks black but it is blue.. Three different blues, one green and two cad reds make up its coloring... Put it all together, start the painting from left to right, and there you have it.. This is the first time as a blog painting that I'm using this size. This scene just lends itself. The painting is 4x12 inch on Birch panel mounted on a varnished wooden box. $145 (Sold)

Mar 16, 2009


I'm still playing with the light.. The challenge of making it work and I must say photographing the painting after is a challenge in itself... This is just a little past Amarillo Texas on my way to Missouri to see family.. It was a trip I did with my sister. There was so much laughing, that I'm surprised we made it... It was just before the beginning of the tornado season, this is just one little front that moved past creating a spectacular sunset. This is a 6x8 inch oil painting on archival panel that is mounted on a varnished wooden box so no framing is needed. $125 (Sold)

Mar 15, 2009


The beginning of another cold day for my nephew was all so filmier to him, as for me, I could not wait to get back to a warm place and a hot cup of coffee.. This is painted on Birch panel mounted on a 6x8 inch varnished wooden box with no framing needed. $125 (Sold)

Mar 14, 2009


With a chill in the air I walked up this muddy path which by the way, is getting harder & harder to find.. Its one of the endangered parts of our lives... With developers paving everything and our fear of having kids out of sight and getting dirty, these muddy areas are vanishing.. I'm glad I found my path... mud and all. This is an oil painting, done on Birch panel that is mounted on a 6x6 inch varnished wooden box so no framing. $125 (Sold)

Mar 12, 2009


There are times when it feels like your going nowhere.. So for me, its time to reach around in my car, find my trusty camera, and... "Click!".. Got the green on this shot so it was time to move up another foot or two... Here is the oil painting of that moment. 6x6 inch on archival board mounted on a varnished wooden box. For availability

Mar 9, 2009


Playing with mist and fog and giving the feeling that I want to rub my eyes to clear everything up is both a challenge and fun to pull off, next is photographing it.. Sometimes that is more of a challenge then the painting... My skills withe my digital camera is still evolving.. This is a 6x6 inch oil on archival board that has been mounted to a wooden box that I have varnished so no framing is needed. $125 including shipping here in the USA. E-mail (sold)