Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring Song
9”  x 12" x 1.5"  oil on Gallery-wrap canvas
starting bid: $75

Well, it’s spring - finally! The Spring flowers came into bloom but are now are leaving us. Can one show how quickly they come and go using paint and brush? It's part of the whole  “flower story” so it seems right to include that, while showing the idea of how beautiful they are, even in memory. The “minimalistic” approach felt right for this painting, putting in just the basics - flowers, stems and vase. I hope you like it!

This piece is painted on gallery wrapped canvas, the black background continuing on all sides of the canvas. It hangs flush against the wall and does not need framing, but you could if you like. 


To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks.  Thanks for looking!



Sunday, March 12, 2017

Flame Tree
9" x 12"  Acrylic on canvas
starting bid:  $75

Ghana was the destination for The Virtual Paintout this month. Using Google Street View to find a place we might paint or draw, we travel around looking for just the right spot. I found this scene on Tema-Jasiken Road in eastern Ghana where the flame trees were coming into bloom. I like this industrious little yard - it seems like you could imagine a good story unfolding here. You can see it for yourself by clicking this link.

This piece is painted on all sides of the canvas. It can be framed, but you could hang it up just as it is.



To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks.  Thanks for looking!



Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Mc Neil's Produce
9" x 12"  Acrylic on canvas
starting bid:  $75

The Virtual Paintout is an art challenge using Google Street View to paint or draw at a chosen location (somewhere around the globe). This month we are in Nashville, Tennessee. Using the little peg-man, I traveled around downtown and then to parts beyond, looking for a scene that I could relate to. I came across this little produce stand, which also seems to sell plants and flowers. It looked like the perfect spot for me to paint - a charming little place - half garden, half small business, and completely picturesque. Small businesses like this one are what give character to the community. You can see what I mean by clicking the location, here!

This piece is painted on all sides of the canvas. It can be framed, but you could hang it up just as it is.



To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks.  Thanks for looking!



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

 Nocturne in Blue
12" x 16"  oil on canvas


This is an imaginary landscape, made from slathering on favorite colors with knife and brush, working up textures and adding lines till there was "something". I really didn't know how it would all come together, but eventually a scene developed. I like the feeling of calm and mystery; it turned out well.

This painting covers all sides of the canvas. It can be framed, but you could hang it up, just as it is.




To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The House of Stars and Moons
9x12"  Acrylic on board
The Daily Paintworks 
$75

Using Google Street View as a reference, The Virtual Paintout, an art challenge, goes around the world, painting or drawing at selected locations. This month we are in Puerto Rico. So with the street view, I wondered around cities and beaches, until I found this wonderful little house all decorated with stars, moons and other objects d’art. This little house is so picturesque and charming, it seemed right to paint it like an illustration in a story - I can imagine a story here, can’t you?  I only changed it a little, as you can see by clicking here.

To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

  
Winter Roses
9" x 12"   oil on canvas
 $75

This year it was the Peace roses that bloomed before the frost set in. It seems fitting - it’s New Year's, and once again we look forward to what might come. This is the time for wishes, hopes and a sense of optimistic promise. I wish for you the best - the best of what you can do or be, and the best of your efforts and desires. I hope this is a year of peace, happiness and good health for all who read this.

This piece is painted on all sides of the canvas. It can be framed, but you could hang it up just as it is.




To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks.  Thanks for looking!






Monday, December 12, 2016


Full Bloom
9x12”  oil on canvas


This was painted for The Virtual Paintout which is a painting challenge that uses Google Street View at a different location each month to paint or draw the landscape as if you were really there. This month we visited the Balkan country of Montenegro. On the Adriatic coast, it has mountains and harbors, old towns and new developments. However, what really caught my eye was this wonderful flowering tree in full bloom. (You can see it here.)  It provided such beautiful color, and created such pleasant shade in the yard, it seems like a perfect place to live, and was certainly a pleasant place to paint!

This piece is painted on all sides of the canvas. It can be framed, but you could hang it up just as it is.




To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks.  Thanks for looking!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Walk in Fauve Woods
11” x 14”  oil on canvas


The inspiration for this piece came from a trail at Stevens Creek Park in Cupertino, Ca. where we were hiking.  I knew this scene would make a great painting, so I snapped a picture. Other projects came first, so I just let the photo sit, until I had the time to paint it. How to paint it was then the question – whether to use realism, or let my imagination loose and paint it "creatively." Slowly, I began to see the scene in a Fauve style. Here’s a picture of what it really looks like. As you can see, I only changed it a little!



The painting covers all sides of the canvas. It can be framed, but you could hang it up just as it is; it would look nice that way, too.



To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Early Moon
9" x 12"  oil on canvas
$75

The Virtual Paintout is an art challenge which uses Google Street View and visits a new location to paint or draw the landscape each month. It encourages creative changes in a picture, as long as you stick to the street view as a reference. This month we have gone to Tijuana, Mexico.  I found this hillside with the sun shining directly into the camera, and knew I could make many creative changes. (You can see the original site by clicking here.) I had a lot of fun working with the landscape shapes and the colors, using artistic license to get exactly what I wanted. 

The paint covers all sides of this canvas. It can be framed, but you could hang it up just as it is; it would look nice that way, too.




To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks.  Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Late Summer Sunflowers
24” x 24” x 1.5”
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas


This painting took it’s time coming to life. I thought it was going to be something quick and vague, with the idea of sunflowers, but really, a lot of paint and movement. But then the Muse took over and each sunflower developed it’s own personality and presence. I’m glad it turned out the way it did, it feels “right" to me, I hope you like it, as well.

Here's a detail shot:





This piece is painted on gallery wrapped canvas (1.5”); the picture continues on all sides. It hangs flush against the wall and does not need framing. But you could, of course!





To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks.  Thanks for looking!