Apr 23, 2009


In early winter coming through Bakersfield here in California, you can run into "tule fog" a very heavy low to the ground kind of fog that makes driving a bet tricky, sometimes it will open up and and within seconds your looking at a gray wall that your headlights cant penetrate so you come to a crawl.. It felt good to pull off, get gas and take a breather before heading back on the I-5 to LA and then Orange county... I have made this run so many times that its silly... As a side note.. If your ever on this run, you must stop at a place called "Harris Ranch" it is the best place to stop and eat or stay the night... Its the only place I have been that has eggs that taste like eggs.. An oil on Birch panel mounted on a 6x8 inch varnished wooden box.For availability E-mail:schwartzart@earthlink.net (SOLD)

Apr 20, 2009


Along the California coast heading up to Big Sur on I-1 about 6:40 in the morning, I took the chance of finding a place to pull off and take some shots.. This place is named "And rightly so" "Ragged Point" I used to live in Pismo Beach and made numerouse runs up this coastline some time back, "Still wondering why I left", but like the tide in this painting moving back and forth always there, always changing so goes my life.. This was a challenge I wanted to paint of this angle. I was inspired by fellow artist and good friend Mark Kerckhoff from the festival that we both are in during the summer. He did such an angle in a painting last year and nailed it, I was next to him and threatened to cover the painting for it was getting too much attention..:) So I in turn just finished this one, I hope you enjoy. 6x8 inch oil on Birch panel, mounted on a varnished wooden box.For availability E-mail:schwartzart@earthlink.net

Apr 18, 2009


There are so many places in this state to see that after a while its enough to make one nuts..., Yes, every state has there share of beauty but I must say.. California is a bit over the top when it comes to the abundance of diversity... From a spectacular coastline, to mountains and places like Owens Valley or Mono Lake, "Now there's a place.. Its like being on another planet"... Anyway! its a fun state... So here we have a 6x8 inch oil painting on Birch panel, mounted on a varnished wooden box. (Sold)

Apr 17, 2009


To paint what happens in the streaming of light moving past and around objects is such a fascinating thing to realistically do, but in this painting, to interpret my impressions of the light, the subject became secondary. The light and the distortions created a wonderful abstract for me making this a lot of fun and great departure from my usual controlled surface. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I. Oil on Birch panel, mounted on a 6x6 inch varnished wooden box. (Sold)

Apr 14, 2009


"Final version"
So I go down to a little place in Mexico named "Rocky Point" its about a three hour ride south of Phoenix. It's a fishing town, lots of gringos changing the look of an otherwise sleepy place. I go to disappear, there are times I need to do that. I don't speak nor understand Spanish...With gestures, smiles and my only two words "Gracia's & Si" I'm able to eat some fantastic Mexican food that I love. Not understanding Spanish frees my head of thoughts that bombard the brain like a radio that I cant turn off... I wander in & out of shops, I get to pass people talking away and I cant chime in with my opinion or any perception of if they are right or wrong, its just all sounds..., like background music.... I find I can see and test more intensely... Its also a great catharsis... Soon I will go back home and like the skiff waiting for the tide to come in, I to will again become one with the familiar... This is a 6x6 inch oil on Birch panel mounted on a varnished wooden box.$125 (Sold)

Apr 12, 2009


From a show I did some years ago in this most fabulous of city's... It is one of the few places I know, if your looking to eat and you open the yellow pages and with your eyes closed, go to the first place your finger points too, it's going to be a knockout restaurant or diner... It is literally a no-brainer.. On a Monday morning I cross over the bridge from Sausalito to the San Francisco side and on N. Gary, spot a diner at 6:45am and tried getting a table or counter before I got on the road was a challenge and worth whatever it took to chow down the best breakfast I had in a long time... I have done this countless times, spot something, go in, and have never-ever been disappointed. Thus, this painting that is long overdo... Sham on me... This is a 6x6 inch oil painting on Birch panel mounted on a varnished wooden box "So no framing folks" A steal at $125 + s/h (Sold)

Apr 4, 2009


Heading into Arizona I caught this cloud hugging the ground... Took one shot and new this was going to be my next painting.. I must say, I do love the flat plans of our country.. So heading east on I-10 with few headlights heading in the opposite, my two loving sisters and I take a drive up to Sedona for a few days should be a fun time of laughing, eating, wine & picture taking for more blogs.. I'll have my laptop with me and will try to post some shots of the area for those that have not had the thrill of seeing this part of America..
To be continued... This is a 6x8 inch oil painting on Birch panel that is mounted on a varnished wooden box so no framing.. (Sold)

Apr 2, 2009


The absolute joy of just mixing color is what I felt in painting this apple, Yes! I also enjoyed eating this fine Fuji apple with extra sharp Cheddar-cheese and some really good herb crackers.... Back to the painting.... this was fun for I don't often do a solid color background, so to work out just how or what color was just a joy and a nice departure from my sky & lands... Enough talking... I have to finish a landscape... The apple painting is 6x6 inch on Birch panel that is mounted on a varnished wooden box...
On a side note...I along with another artist " Vanita Voogd" (A fabulous print maker,) just got finished with jurying a show for special children and there art. This show will be on display this summer at the "Laguna Arts Festival" It was an honer to be a part of this. But now, I must get going and paint... I will be posting more blogs this week as I miss not doing them and being a part of what the DP is about..
See you all soon. (GIFT)