Apr 20, 2019

WHISPER


                                                             WHISPER
                                                     14X14 oil on panel

How could I not want to paint this?  Challenging is it was, I needed to wander down this magical of paths to completion.  This will be in this year's Festival of arts 2019 Laguna Beach CA.
   

Apr 9, 2019

HEADING SOUTH


                                                       HEADING SOUTH
                                                         8X8 oil on panel

It was early morning, the sun had not made its way over the tops of the hills, the ocean; calm I was made my way to the pelican diner on Coast highway, I could taste the pancakes and smell the bacon.  Soon it was going to be showtime at the festival of arts and the beginning of summer for us crazy's.  

Mar 19, 2019

A NOIR EVENING


                                                        A NOIR EVENING
                                                       8x8inch oil on panel

It was just one of those evening.  The theater just let out, I turned my caller up on my coat, shoved my hands into my pockets and began to walk in the misty night air.  Everything was going fine, all was as planned, another hour and I was a free man.  I smiled to myself when out or the shadows she stepped, gun in hand.

Mar 16, 2019

1952 POWDER BLUE


1952 POWDER BLUE
8x8inch oil on panel

Distant hills, winding road soft focus and a 1952 Dodge Nash Stationwagon and I had a painting.  I wanted a feeling of a time gone by, I think I captured that. 

MONDAY'S WASH


                                                     MONDAY'S WASH
                                                    8X8inch oil on panel

This is part of an ongoing series of my black & white paintings.  The original is 24x24inch canvas fall color, so to do this in a black & white scale was the most fun.

Mar 3, 2019

THE VALLEY


                                                          THE VALLEY
                                                      8x8inch oil on pane

As I moved deeper into the valley the vistas that opened were breathtaking.  There were countless things to photograph no matter where I turned, I was dizzy with Ideas of things to paint.   An hour had passed before I realized I had not taken even one photo, then finally, this came into view; I had my next paintings in my sights. 

Mar 2, 2019

IN THE SHADOW OF



                                                    IN THE SHADOW OF
                                                     8x8inch oil on panel

The magic of the mountain, changing, growing, ruling the sky and lands below.  The Barn also changing, fading, empty, and yet adding to the magic of the mountain. 

Feb 16, 2019

HILLTOP


                                                              HILLTOP
                                                        8X8 oil on panel

After a long hike, I finally made it to the top.  From there I was able to look out over the valley, feel the cool air, see the fog rolling in, smell the sea just on the other side of the valley below. 

Feb 10, 2019

ONE-WAY


                                                                ONE-WAY
                                                         8x8inch oil on panel

Thanks to Eric Demarcq a photographer from Paris allowed to interpret his photograph.
I, not wanting to copy it, but use it as an inspiration that caught my attention.  
One way street in downtown L. A.  

LUNA & DANDELIONS


                                                     LUNA & DANDELIONS
                                                        8x8inch oil on panel

Sometimes everything just works out.  Art is such a crazy thing to have to do. I say have to, for if I'm not paintings, searching, and needing to paint I would go nuts.  So for me, it's a lifeline to who I am.  It is a great escape, it is my moment to get lost and explore the wonders a never-ending moment.  I'm at home 


Feb 5, 2019

ROAD TO SIENA


"Road to Siena"
                                                             8x8" oil on panel

Several years back, I along with 13 others all from two families met in Rome and ventured out to Tuscany.  It was truly an amazing time that went way to quick.  So to recapture those memories I did this little painting.  More will come as each image will play its self out.


Jan 22, 2019

BORDERLINE


                                                            BORDERLINE
                                                          8x8" oil on panel

I'm on a road that travels with no end, I can see a sky with endless blue, I can feel hope so close at hand, why; I can see the borderline, freedom just ahead.