Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunflowers,  Yellow and White
16 x 20"  Oil on Canvas



To say these are "sunflowers, past" seems so sad, although, technically, since it is December (in Northern California), they are from the past summer.  I never tire of trying to get sunflowers just right - to me they symbolize hope and warmth, each new flower full of promises. I like to think each one has its own personality, and try to capture it.

This painting will be for sale in the near future.


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Friday, November 9, 2018



Candy Flowers
12 x 12 x 1.5"
Oil on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas
sold

"Looks like candy!"  This was the comment that gave this painting its name. Imaginative and colorful, this is a work of whimsy and caprice, nearly abstract, it was painted just for the fun of putting paint, colors and shapes together. 



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This piece is painted on gallery-wrapped canvas, and the painting goes around all four sides. It does not need further framing and is ready to hang, just as it is.





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Wednesday, October 24, 2018


"Left Behind"12 x 9"  Acrylic on CanvasThe Daily Paintworks Auctionsstarting bid:  $75
The Virtual Paintout, an art blog challenge which uses Google Street View to paint or draw a given landscape site, has traveled to the island of Hashima, off the coast of Japan. Hashima is an abandoned mining town (island), once home to many, but a tourist site and ruin now, a perfect place for the scary month of Halloween! 

I found this wall, by the shore where some scarfs had been left behind. And what is that red object? It looks very much like a bowl - and supports the feeling of abandonment and mystery that pervades the island. You can visit this site and decide what you think by clicking here!

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Hashima Island, Japan


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Tuesday, October 16, 2018


The Rising Moon
24 x 36"   Oil on canvas
sold

This painting (straight out of my imagination) started as a "paint dump" -  a way to use up excess paint. When I have too much paint at the end of a session, I ply it on an extra canvas. At some point an image or idea takes shape and I work with it. It's one of my favorite ways of painting. No rules, no constraints, just see what happens while not wasting paint. I'll bet many artists do this.

As the images began to take shape and I began to see a story - the moon rising over a distant land, like something in an old adventure where something compelling is about to happen. It's that quiet moment before excitement begins! 

Before it was finished it was sold, and then, thinking about the people who bought it, I was able to finish off the details with them in mind. They are some of my favorite people, so it was really a lot of fun!

It's a big painting, so I've included details:






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Tuesday, September 25, 2018


View from the Bridge
10 x 8"    Oil on canvas

This is Amsterdam, known for its artistic heritage, distinctive buildings, famous canal system and rich history. The Virtual Paintout is traveling through this beautiful city, and we artists, using Google Street View are able to paint or draw the local landscape.  Standing here on this bridge, looking toward  Old Centre, you can see those tall old buildings and the church domes that make this city so special. To see what I painted, you can click here.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

"Moonlit"
12 x 9"  Acrylic on canvas


The Virtual Paintout is traveling again! Using Google Street View artists are invited to visit a chosen location and paint or draw the local landscape. The destination this month is the US Virgin Islands. Traveling around the main island, St. Croix to Frederiksted, I was intrigued by the juxtaposition of old remnants (practically ruins) right next to new and well-kept buildings. Case in point is this old stone structure with its arched portico directly across the street from the impressive bell tower of St. Paul's Anglican Church. Quite a contrast. I am not sure if this is building is important or not, but it gave me the idea for this painting. The whole scene looks even better in moonlight! (You can see it for yourself if you click here.)

Painted on all sides of the canvas, this piece can be framed, but it can also be hung up, just as it is.




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Friday, July 27, 2018

Canadian Holiday
12 x 9"  Acrylic on canvas
  $80

This painting is from a photograph I took while visiting Victoria, BC, a few years ago. It was a short visit so I had no idea exactly where we might be, except at a cottage by the water. This scene has kept my interest - it has a nice layout and a nice feel - so I have always wanted to paint it.

This piece is painted on canvas with a plain black border around the sides. You can frame it, but you could hang it up just as it is.


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Sunday, July 1, 2018

 Standing Tall
14 x 11"  Oil on Board
 nfs

These glads were painted right there in the garden at the height of their glory. Tall straight and bursting with vitality. So they were when I started, but glads never last for long, and since they only bloom once a year, you have to appreciate them while you have them. I thought painting them would be an easy job, but really, it was (they were) more complicated. The longer I painted, the more I saw them as an metaphor for life - blooming and fading - perhaps you will too.


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Tuesday, June 12, 2018



Kitchen Counter Amaryllis
14 x 11"  Oil on Canvas
$99

This is the third year this magnificent flower, "Snow Queen"  has bloomed, and the third time I have painted it. 


The first time I gave it the royal treatment it deserved:


"Snow Queen"




The second time, I put it in a still life, in a pointillistic style.












"Snow Queen in Bloom"




But this year, I caught sight of it while it was being watered, on the kitchen counter, and decided to paint it just is it was, right there. I think it makes for a rather nice little scene.




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






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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Subject Is Roses
12 x 9"  Oil on canvas

The subject is roses, the method is palette knife painting. We must all try new or different things, branch out and keep moving forward, and that is what I was doing with this painting by using just a couple of little knives and an awful lot of paint. So do I like it and want to do more of them? Truth to tell, this method has made me appreciate the brushes so much more! I do love the ease of the clean-up, you just wipe the knives off that's it, but I think the level of articulation that a brush can deliver is much more desirable. However, with all that paint, there is a certain amount of color blending I do find attractive - I hope you will, too! Here's a bit of detail:





This piece is painted on all sides of the canvas. You could get it framed, or leave it as it is. I would be happy to put a wire on the back.





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