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...
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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: