Feb 28, 2015

#10 " For the "SCRAPBOOK SERIES"

                                                    "SHADES OF GRAY"
                                                     24x24 oil on canvas

Where I was standing I could see the clouds building and the trees started to rustle and sway back and forth.  The sky turned dark, the clouds began to expand and move toward me.  I headed back inside just in time with the first drops beginning to fall. I stood in the comfort of the home and watched the clouds and sky turn beautiful shades of gray.
I thought to myself... Here's another painting.     
this painting can be seen on YouTube

Feb 26, 2015


                                                    "AFTER THE RAINS"
                                                     24x24 oil on canvas

The rains had stopped.  At times it was as though the sky had opened up and all the water in the heavens came down at once.  With the earth not being able to hold any more water, this was a perfect time for me to go take a look.   Camera in hand, I headed out to find that something, It was then, with the sun beginning its descent, lighting up sky and clouds and giving a fabulous encore performance to the now present pond, I found just what I was looking to paint.  
This painting will be on display at this summers up coming show in Laguna Beach California.

Feb 21, 2015

another for the "SCRAPBOOK SERIES"

                                                          "SANTA MONICA WEST"
                                                               24x24 oil on canvas

Always looking for subjects to paint and being a part of Southern California the subject matter is endless.  With camera in hand or now with my iPhone and its ability to take really good photos I am at the ready.  This is just one of those right place, right time and I got a something to paint.

Feb 17, 2015


                                                             "PALM SPRINGS RUN"
                                                           24x24 oil on canvas

I remember getting up early and making this Palm Spring run.    I was just in time see the morning sun come up giving a shout out to all... "I'M HERE"   At that moment I balanced my camera on the steering wheel firing off countless shots thinking; There's got to be a painting in there someplace.   This painting is part of my on going "SCRAPBOOK SERIES" that will soon become a book.    

Feb 13, 2015


                                                  "ROMANCE IN PARADISE"
                                                        14x14 oil on canvas

With warm breezes and everything left somewhere far faraway, its time to kick back, have something cool in your hand to sip on, distant island music, a love one close by.  All that said;  Now if no-one says something stupid.... Its "Romance in Paradise"  

Feb 7, 2015


                                             "OPEN" 14X14 oil on canvas

I first posted this Jan7 2015 but since then and now knowing at that time, I just might not be finished with it.  And sure enough I was not tell now.  The changes I feel have made a big difference and now I can sign this painting and add it to the ongoing collection. 

Feb 4, 2015


                                                   "FRIENDS & LOVERS"
                                                      14x14 oil on canvas

I have thought about all the things that surround us and have found all things are in sets of two's.  For insistence; Night & Day, Light & Dark, Hot & Cold, Good & Yes you guessed it.. Bad. So you see where I am going with this and if you are like me, you will come up with so many more that it will make your head spin.  Thus, the title to my painting.  The two are sun┼Źnumos with each or at least should be.   Being the romantic, I can't think of a better combo then Friends & Lovers.