Monday, May 23, 2016


Sunrise
9” x 12’  oil on canvas
starting bid: $ 75


 Painting the sunrise was my challenge for the month. The Virtual Paintout went to the coastal region of Maine, and by using Google Street View, artists are invited (or challenged) to paint or draw what ever catches their eye - as long as the scene can be linked back to the street view. I found this scene on Little Deer Island, and knew it would look good with the light, pastel colors of dawn. The light is soft, it’s cool and quiet -  the first fishing boat has just come in. A bit minimalist, I agree, but fun to paint! (You can see the scene by clicking the link here.)


This paint covers on all sides of the canvas. It can be framed, but you could also 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, May 14, 2016



 View From A Parking Lot
9" x 12"  oil on linen panel
starting bid: $75

I didn’t expect to find a spot so quickly, but when I got out of the car at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, this scene really called out to me. The layers of trees and hills just seemed to roll into each other and present the eye with a pleasing path all the way up into the low hanging clouds. This is a plein air painting, started on location but finished in the studio.


To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks. If you follow the link, you can see how it would look. Thanks for looking!




Saturday, April 23, 2016


Mid-Day Sun
9" x 12"   oil on canvas
Daily Paintworks Auctions
starting bid:  $75

This piece was painted for the The Virtual Paintout. We artists tour a pre-designated area, and using Google Street View, find something we'd like to paint or draw. The island of Sri Lanka was the chosen destination for this month.  I found my spot not far from the port, in the city of Colombo - this street is called Sri Gunananda Mawatha.  Though it is actually a bustling little area, I made things slow down a bit to when the day’s heat would impose a kind of quiet, so that sun and shadow would be the key players 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!



Friday, April 15, 2016

Sunset at the Beach
9x12”  oil on canvas

A marriage proposal, on the beach at sunset, with the people you love to witness, what could be more lovely or romantic? It was lovely and romantic, a truly beautiful moment in the lives of two very special people, and all of us there, but it was not the kind of sunset that comes to mind. Instead of the brilliantly colored sky one might imagine, it was cold and grey, with a storm moving in. But it didn’t really matter about the weather, the beach at sunset is a beautiful place to be. Congratulations to the very happy and wonderful couple!

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




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

Friday, April 1, 2016

Daffodils at Night
9” x 12”  acrylic on canvas

I wanted to paint a simple piece with big bold colors. Starting from real life with real flowers, this piece took off into the land of imagination - daffodils in front of a window in some city, late at night.

This piece is painted on gallery wrapped canvas (1.5” deep), the picture continues on all sides. It hangs flush against the wall and does not need framing, but you can if you like.




To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks.  If you follow the link, you can see how it would look. Thanks for looking!



Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Red Earth
9" x 12"  oil on canvas
 $75

The Virtual Paintout has traveled to New South Wales this month for some drawing and painting. Using Google Street View, we depict local scenes that appeal to us. I went outside Byrock, and found this lovely scene. This shade of red earth may be more intense when it's cloudy or rainy, like when Google took the street view pictures. But this scene, these colors, were what I really wanted to paint, and perhaps I used a bit of artistic license! Maybe someday I will get the chance to travel there and paint the landscape from real life! (Click here to see where I painted!) 

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!




Saturday, March 12, 2016


Snow Queen
12” x 16”   oil 


Well, this was the find of the season!  A plain old amaryllis bulb, bought at a discount store, bloomed into this regal beauty. Someone said it's called “Snow Queen,” which I thought to be a perfect name. It (she) bloomed up on a long stalk into this heavy beauty, then fell over and broke, and ended her days in an egg vase on the kitchen table. Her elegance demanded that I paint her, do a good job, and get it right! (Hopefully, I did!)

This piece is painted on gallery wrapped canvas (1.5”); the picture continues minimally on all sides. It hangs flush against the wall and does not need framing, but you could frame it if you like.

To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks. This piece is also available as a print at Fine Art America. Follow the link to see how it would look. 
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Old Gate
9” x 12”   oil 

I love this gate, don’t you? The Virtual Paintout has gone to Majorca, the island off the coast of Spain for the month of February.  Using Google Street View we artists travel around looking for something that strikes our fancy to paint or draw. I decided to go out into the countryside to find something noteworthy for my piece. And I found it here with this old gate - at least I think it’s old, it seems to stand alone without a fence. Whatever, I thought it was a wonderful spot, with that bush coming into bloom, those old buildings, and that big field. It all evokes a sense of timelessness. You can see for yourself by clicking here

This piece is painted on canvas, on all sides. It can be framed, but you can just hang it up, if you like.



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




Friday, February 12, 2016

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A Posey Party
11"  x 14”  
Acrylic on gallery-wrap canvas

A bit of a departure from the usual, but so much fun! I was intrigued by this style and wanted to explore more. Slightly abstract, slightly more illustrative, it's straight out of my imagination. This piece was supposed to be quickly done, just a cute little idea I had. No such thing. It turned out to be intricate and absorbing, needing constant adjustment, constant re-working and lots of time. Still, I rather like it, and I hope you do too. There might be more in the future - ideas are just popping into my head!






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 can frame it if you like.




To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks. This piece is also available as a print, tote, or pillow from Fine Art America. If you follow the link, you can see how it would look. Thanks for looking!



Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Woods Near Loch Dochfour
9” x 12”  Acrylic on canvas
sold

The Virtual Paintout has traveled to Scotland this month. Using Google Street View, artists are invited to paint or draw a local scene. I chose this wooded area at the edge of Loch Dochfour which is right below the Ness River. I didn’t exactly plan to paint it like this, but I got to work, and inspiration just took over. You can see what it really looks like by clicking here.  This is one of the wonderful things about creativity, it takes on a life of it’s own.

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!