Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Remnants of Summer
8” x 10”  oil on canvas
$50.

Nine feet from my backdoor, I pass this little scene daily. The heavy drought and long lasting summery weather have left a little of what was here before - it was lush in summer.  I have always meant to paint it, but never got around to it. But then there was a painting challenge on facebook (here's the link). Greg Summers (a terrific artist) hosts the occasional challenge, and this one is “Looking Out My Back Door”.  I love challenges like this, all entries are unique and special in their own way, and I get to see how other people paint where they live. 


This piece is painted on all sides - it can be framed, or you can just hang it, as it is.



To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks, or visit one of the other sites I show - Facebook has several groups devoted to painting.  Thanks for looking!



Saturday, November 1, 2014

A Garden in Terrace
(Anne and Bruce's Garden)
7" x 11"  acrylic on board

This is a study for a bigger piece. It was painted at the end of summer on a family visit to Canada. While everybody else prepared for a wedding, I slipped away with my paintbox. Terrace is located in western-central BC, with a much different landscape than ours in California. It's in a rainforest, and everything was lush and green, even at the end of summer. I was happy to get a chance to paint, even if it was just out in the backyard!

To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks, or go to my Facebook page by clicking on the image on your left.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Super Moon Over Ross Castle
County Kerry, Ireland
9" x 12"  oil on canvas
Daily Paintworks Auctions
starting bid: $75


The Virtual Paintout went to County Kerry in Ireland this month to paint the sites using Google Street View. I found this old castle with its ruined tower and reflections in the lake, and I wondered how it would look during a supermoon. I just imagined it would look something like this... quite magical, don't you think? Of course you can see it by day, and even tour the castle if you click here.

This painting is painted on all sides of the canvas - it can be nicely framed, or hung up just as it is.

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




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Three Roses
5" x 7" oil on canvas
Daily Paintworks Auctions 
starting bid, $45

Spring roses, fall roses, new roses, old - sometimes you can just pick them from photographs or memory and paint them. Which is what I did, quick and spontaneous.

To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks, or visit me at Artistes de Studio, a website devoted to studio work. Lots of nice art there! Thanks for looking!




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Country Road,
South of Gothenburg, Sweden
9" x 12" o/c
$75

The Virtual Paintout, an art challenge using Google Maps Street View, is traveling through the city of Gothenburg, this month. While many artist have depicted the city and it's citizens,  I felt the need for some landscape painting, so I traveled out into the countryside. I found these lovely stretches of golden fields and green meadows. It was so serene, and the landscape had so much color, I just had to stop and paint! You can see for yourself how beautiful it was by clicking here!


This little painting is painted on all sides of the canvas, so it could be framed, or you could hang it up, just as it is.





To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks, or visit of the other sites I show at, Artists de Studios and Facebook, which has several groups devoted to art and painting. "Landscape Painters" is one of them. Thanks for looking!


Friday, September 12, 2014

Sunflower Season
10" x 20" x 1.5"  oil

It's sunflower season again, and before the squirrels demolished them, I was out there painting. I guess my exuberance with the color is a lot like how the squirrels are with those sunflower seeds - we all go a little wild. Well, no denying it - much as I love sunflowers, I love slathering paint on canvas even more!


The canvas has thick sides, about 1 1/2 " wide, and all sides are painted. It hangs flush against the wall, and while it does not need framing, you could certainly get creative and frame it up if you like.



To see more of my work please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks, or visit one of the other sites I show at - Artists de Studios, Plein Air Painters, and Facebook has several very nice art pages. Thanks for looking!




Monday, September 1, 2014

August Moon
9" x 12 " oil on canvas

I love summer. It is the best time, the sunflowers are blooming, the tomatoes and melons are ripe. At night you can hear the crickets chirping so loud you'd think they own the place. The earthy smell of grass and the garden fill the air with a perfume that cannot be detected during the day when car exhaust predominates. And the big August moon - the Sturgeon Moon - although this year it was called the super moon, rises over a peaceful backyard kingdom.

This piece is painted on all sides - it can be framed, or you can just hang it, as it is.







To see more of my work, visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks, or visit me on Facebook! Thanks for looking!



Tuesday, August 19, 2014




Old House, Shui Tou Village
Kinman Island, Taiwan
9" x 12" acrylic on canvas
The Daily Paintworks, $60.

This month, The Virtual Paintout has traveled to Kineman Island off the coast of China. The island has a rich history, and has made some of its old villages into attractions for people to visit. I came across this ancient house and decided to paint it - I feel certain there are many stories within these walls. It is in the middle of Shuitou Village, a landmark and tourist attraction full of historical buildings. You can see where I painted by clicking here, and you can explore the village yourself by clicking here.


This piece is painted on all sides - it can be framed, or you can just hang it, as it is.




To see more of my work, please visit my
Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks, or visit on facebook. Thanks for looking.


Friday, August 1, 2014


Summer Flower Fun
12" x 16" oil on canvas

This is a painting thick with paint, and rich in color. That was my mission - to use lots of paint, and change colors often for variation and energy. In short, I wanted to have fun making it, and I want the viewer to have fun looking at it.

This piece is painted on all sides - it can be framed, or you can just hang it, as it is.






To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks, or visit me at Artistes de Studio, a website devoted to studio work. Lots of nice art there! Thanks for looking!http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/246001

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rosy-fingered Dawn
9" x 12"   oil on canvas
Daily Paintworks, $75.


The Virtual Paintout is in Greece this month, and while there are many fine works depicting the whitewashed houses and church domes against an azure sea, I wanted to find something of legends and myths - but not too obvious. I resorted to the Homeric epic:
"When the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared, we admired the island and wandered all over it..." 
From Chapter 9 of Homer's "Odyssey," this quote seemed to sum up perfectly what this painting is about... the scene itself is on the island of Lesbos, and seems to capture a sense of timelessness. It might be dawn, today, or it might be a dawn three thousand years ago.

This piece is painted on all sides, it can be framed if you like, or you can just hang it up as it is.





To see more of my work, please visit my gallery page at The Daily Paintworks, or visit one of the other sites I show at.  Facebook has several great art page, Landscape Painters is one of them. Thanks for looking!