Apr 27, 2011


I must give credit to a good friend and one great photo-realist artist "Will George" who sent me the photo thinking I might paint it, so here is the painting.  It is a 6x6" oil on wood that has been mounted to a varnished 1.5" deep wooden box:
If you are interest to purchase this please email me at schwartzart@earthlink.net  for price or questions.  (SOLD)

Apr 26, 2011


Heading into Long Beach on Broadway grabbing some dinner one evening I was taken by what a fantastic place this is.  Every night a totally different sunset, an amazing amount of places to eat, an astounding variety of foods mix in the sounds of cultures, faces and beliefs just knocks me out...
I don't know about you, but I love the differences.  I would go nuts if I just had to be around like me kinda people all the time.  I think the word of the day is and should be "Embrace" look it up, probably put a smile on your face.   Yes, its another original oil painting on wood, no framing needed for its mounted to a 1.5" deep varnished wooden box. 

Apr 21, 2011

'New canvas"

So here is # 4 of the series of 6 that I am painting for my summer show at the Festival of Arts in Laguna beach.  No! this is not the finished painting,  I'm not going to show it because I want to save it for the show this summer.   This is the most different style for me, lots of under-painting, a little out of control decisions making, constantly going back in to tweak it here and there...  Crazy stuff compared to my realistic style.  This made for a lot of fun to do and field with surprises.   It is 36" wide by 40" high oil on canvas.  (SOLD)

Apr 20, 2011


Wanting and needing some quiet time with just me I was able to find this spot.  After a time I got out of my head, took in the surroundings and said to myself, take a picture and paint this..  That's the story and I'm sticking to it.   This is a 6x6" oil painting on a 1.5" deep varnished wooden box:  (SOLD)

Apr 18, 2011

"New canvas"

These two photos are the beginning of a new canvas I have been working on for some time now.. 
The style is not my usual realistic madness that I love doing but a looser contemporary look and feel.   I normally don't sketch anything out and I don't usually have this coloring as an under-paint.  But, I must say I like the challenge of making so many changes while I am painting as I am usually so in control so this is a nice departure from the norm.   I am much further along with the painting, but I want to hopefully get some curiosity going.  This painting is on canvas, it's size is 36x40 in height... I need some time to study this one so for a time it's back to my 6x6" oils on wood. 

Apr 13, 2011


Looking West to the Pacific Ocean on a hilltop in Atascadero I stood watching the fog slowly trying to make itself known, but with the warmth of valley it kept at bay.   This part of the central coast is wonderful.   One could drive around in just this part of California for a year and not see it all.   I lived here some time back and every time I come up here there is something new.  This original oil painting is on birch wood, the size is 6x6" & 1.5" deep so no framing is needed: (Sold) 

Apr 8, 2011


Long ride, hungry, in need of a place to rest along with a bit of luck, and there it was, almost hidden by the glare of the New Mexico sun it screamed at me "VACANCY".  With no hesitation, I pulled in, parked, and practically running, headed straight into the office scaring the sleepy manager behind the desk and said,  "Ill take a room".    This is an original oil painting on birch wood mounted to a 6x6" varnished 1.5" deep wooden box: (Sold)

Apr 6, 2011


With rain in the forecast I decided to head back home.  I took one last look as the sun settled quietly into the coast and I reflected on the day and what might the next bring.   The hunt for booming skies is never ending, it's getting that right one.  Then to paint it and all the dynamics that go into that.   This is a 6x6 original oil painting on birch wood, it is set on a varnished 1.5" deep box so no framing is required:
If you are interest to purchase this please email me at schwartzart@earthlink.net  for price or questions. (SOLD)

Apr 3, 2011


Well, I am back from my Minnesota trip visiting family.  While there I was driven around with my daughter-law and her dad Ted.  He drove us up one street and down another and on one of these excursions, Ted knowing I was looking for old buildings, pulls into this alley.  I jump out even before the car came to a stop exclaiming "WOW".  The old and sometimes abandoned buildings were just what I was hoping to find.   Camera ready and watching where I was stepping I spot puddles with reflections of the buildings, brick walkways from the 30's, crumbling driveways all disappearing into the melting snow forming realistic abstracts images that I knew I was going to paint.  This 6x6"  original oil painting is on a varnished wooden box requiring no framing.   (SOLD)