May 31, 2018

THE WEDGE


                                                             THE WEDGE
                                                          6x6inch oil on panel

Newport Beach, summer, big waves, surfers, suntan oil, put that all together and you have the "WEDGE."   I go down to watch the crazy, skillful surfers risk their lives to master the crashing thundering waves that brake this part of the coast.  Now you ask, "Do you surf" I don't even know how to swim so my answer is a resounding NO!.  I just love watching and painting the beauty of it all.    
     

May 24, 2018

CLOUD COVER


                                                         CLOUD COVER
                                                      6X6inch oil on panel
Racing ahead of what looked like a change in the weather, I turned my car around and back down the hill I went.  It was hours later I heard a storm moved in with road closers just where I was.  I will try another day, the mountain isn't going anywhere soon. 

May 17, 2018

EMPTY


                                                                EMPTY
                                                         6x6 oil on panel

In crossing the heartlands sometimes up close most of the time far away; one can see empty barns, some standing proudly most looking tired, all have stories if when one stops to listen.  I stood for a time and stared at this one, took a few photos and now in painting it I feel I've given it life again.

May 15, 2018

PASSING THROUGH


                                                    PASSING THROUGH
                                                     6x6inch oil on panel

Many years ago I would travel back and forth through the desert between California and Lake Havasu on a road less traveled, to say the least.  I loved taking it, one could drive for hours before you saw another car.  This painting is an homage to a wonderful memory.

May 12, 2018

MINNESOTA MORNING


                                                   MINNESOTA MORNING
                                                       6x6inch oil on panel

My son sent me this.  Its morning time in at the Schwartz's, coffee is brewing, kids are up, its school time, Duk the family pet is eating and my son is getting ready for work.  Why its morning time in Minnesota.

May 11, 2018

SNOWFALL





                                                                SNOWFALL
                                                          6x6inch oil on panel

This last winter when with my son we went back to a magical place with quiet.  The only sound was the water moving over and around the stones in this icy cold stream.  It was picture perfect, I hope I did it justice to paint such perfection.      

May 10, 2018

SPRING


                                                                SPRING
                                                         6X6 oil on panel

A quiet place just 30 minutes away from where my son lives.  A short walk off the road and one is lost in the beauty.  It took some time for me to finally step back to reality and take a photo.  The end result and a year later I finally finished my walk.  

May 3, 2018

"DRIFTING"


                                                          DRIFTING
                                                  6X6inch oil on panel

Revisited this painting and added the skiff for me made all the dif.  Glad I said hello again to it.