May 31, 2009


Here I go again making changes to my work, but I cant help myself.... I really like this better that I completed the peppers, I liked the other but for me... "This one is it"...
After seasoning them with E.V.O.O. salt & pepper I roast them on the B.Q. just when I get them where I want them, they go into the bowl and wait patiently while the steaks have there turn at the grill.. So as all this is going on, I look over and the peppers and think, there is my next painting. Oil on archival board mounted on a 6x8 inch deep varnished wooden box. (Sold)

May 28, 2009


Yes this is a repost of this painting, but after a long look like I do of my work I felt it to be a little bar and because its my painting, I can do whatever I want... I added the electric & phone poles with wires and all along with headlights coming down the street... I feel, it made such a difference to the composition and look, it deserves another peek...
Living in and around LA is a real treat. The stories that float in the air and tabloids is very much what LA is about... Its a city not for everyone, the pace, the rhythm, the sights & sounds is a living entity onto itself.... I moved to California a long time ago when I was just a little lad. Lived all over this part of southern California... People mark there spot and status by saying where they live, even if its only a block over.. I live "West of" or "East of" all that denotes a hierarchy even if its only in the mind of the person that is telling you... I do get a kick out of it all... The greatest eye-candy in the world and for good eats.. Its a no-brainer... Oil on Birch panel, mounted on a varnished wooden box thats almost 1-5/8" in depth. $130 (Sold)

May 25, 2009


This was a labor of love to do and accomplish.. after painting this I need to re-do my prescription for glasses... Oh! it was fun painting and working it all out... Also good burgers at "Big Bills".. This along with my other blog paintings will be going into the Laguna show in the summer. I mentioned before that on Jun 25 all paypal buttons are removed from my blog site and there will be a price increase as of that date do to the nature of the show. I hope to post more blogs between now and then at present prices unless otherwise indicated. During the summer I will accept emails if there is any interest on a painting, all emails will be checked every evening for two months... Just as a thought, this painting , as much as I would have loved doing it in one day, wasn't gonna happen... This is a 6x8 inch oil on Birch panel, mounted on a varnished wooden box. E-mail

May 22, 2009


Traveling through the heartland a couple of years back, the small town feel of time standing still captured my mind. In pulling off the road for food or gas, I just stare and feel the wonder that these places still exist.. Those buttermilk skies made me want to stay and never comeback to the speed that I live in.. This is an oil on Birch panel, mounted on a 6x8 inch varnished wooden box. For availability

May 21, 2009


The painting is from the Laguna Canyon, one of many trips up & down I'll be doing this summer. The canyon runs from east & west, west ends at the ocean and just a few block up is the Festival of Arts... In this painting I wanted to capture the glare at this time of day so I needed to paint wet into wet to get the distortion of color in the trees and light racing over the land.. This is an oil on Birch panel, mounted on a varnished wooden box. For availability

May 19, 2009


Caught this at 5:45 in the morning this last weekend and had to stop and take this shot. it was already 79 degrees in the Springs ( Palm Springs that is) and was going to really heat-up, so time was of the essence to get home and out of the sun. The layering of the hills and pushing of colors and shadows is what I wanted to convey, I just might do a canvas of it for the up-coming Laguna Festival of the Arts that I'm in.. This is a 6x8 inch oil on Birch panel, mounted on a varnished wooden box ready to hang. (Sold)

May 8, 2009


I love playing with the abstraction clouds give me, not just shapes but also the mottling of color within... The colors in the hill, the negative space around the clouds all form designs and add elements to explore and vital to this mix, the linear foreground of green supporting it all. Oil on Birch panel, mounted on a 6x8 inch varnished wooden box$130 (Sold)

May 6, 2009


From the beginning stage to the finish line. The process of moving through and thinking of what is painted first, how the colors would feel and just what I wanted this to look like at the end is such a wonderful stimulating experience .. Oh! there where many steps, but not to bore anyone, I'm just showing three, like with any of our paintings, the stages are numerous, I'm lucky to have photographed these, I get so into it, I forget to take pictures.. I indeed had fun playing with all the geometric shapes, then to accentuate them a bit further, the pebble effect came into play... I then looked at this for sometime before deciding on the sign post in the foreground and where to place it... A little to the left, a little to the right, here, there???... I walked in & out of my studio half a dozen times before committing, I did not want to feel.."Oh No!" why there... Yes one can change it, but what a hassle.. "Enough on this" .. Look and enjoy.. 6x8 inch oil on Birch panel, mounted on a varnished wooden box. (Sold)

May 4, 2009


My continuation on the them of trains. These giant that crisscross the lands of this spinning ball has had an attraction for me since childhood... The sheer power in what they are is what gets to me... I used to take my kids to a place and we would wait at the entrance of this tunnel. We would stand on the tracks and when we felt the vibration we new... then wait again..., hearts beating a little faster staring into the giants black cave, then we would see the light beam swaying back & forth against the walls, we could feel and hear its deep throaty rumble, it is at this point we jumped back as this monster of steel shows itself, a blast of an air-horn, fallowed by the warm wind created by this magnificent machine as it rolls past. Great stuff... I can still feel the excitement talking about it....A memory forever... I have to go paint another, talk soon.... Oil on archival panel mounted on a 6x6 inch varnished wooden box.  (Sold)

May 1, 2009


My love of these giants that crisscross the lands never ceases to enthrall me time and time again..
Every time I go to paint a train, I get caught up in all that is going on on these beauty's... Really fun to paint.. This is a 6x6 inch oil on Birch panel that is mounted on a varnished wood box.
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