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!



Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Fruit ’n’ Flowers
11” x 14”   oil
starting bid $110.


A simple winter still life, composed of fruit in season and flowers from the store. Put those flowers in an old jar on a kitchen towel, back them up against a coat hanging from a chair, and voila! Instant still life.

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, January 1, 2016


Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a bright and happy 2016!  I hope we find the coming year a more hopeful and peaceful one. My New Year's Wish is for more of the good things – more kindness and tolerance, more good health and prosperity, more contentment all around! I hope you discover something new and wonderful in your lives, that you get unexpected and pleasant surprises that you didn't even see coming. 
Cheers, everybody!

The picture above is from a painting, here's the whole thing:


Summer Flower Fun
12" x 16"
available

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

Monday, December 21, 2015



The Road Home
9” x 12”  oil
 $75

This month The Virtual Paintout is visiting Ecuador. Using the Google Street View, we artists draw of paint as if we were actually there.  I traveled up high in the mountains looking for a spot that really spoke to me. I found it here, where the tall trees made lacy patterns against the night sky. I could imagine someone driving through the night, seeing that house with the lights on and knowing they were almost home. (To see this spot yourself, click here.)


Detail:


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, December 12, 2015

Bright Flowers
oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
11 x 14 x 1.5

Winter weather calls for some bright color to balance the grey out. I saw some flowers at the farmers market that were an incredible magenta pink, and thought it would be the perfect painting challenge - to match that color and compliment it. Inspiration comes from everywhere, the landscape, a still life set up, a brief encounter with something or someone, but also the imagination. Imagination is one of the wonderful conditions of being human.


This piece is painted on all sides of a gallery-wrapped (or box) canvas. No need to frame it (but of course you could), it hangs flush against the wall and is ready to hang.




To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks, or visit me on Facebook at one of the many pages dedicated to flower paintings and still lifes. Thanks for looking!



Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Delphiniums
30" x 36"   Oil on canvas


Sometimes paintings find their way back to you. This painting went to a friend several years ago, and when she could no longer keep it, it was returned to me. I am most grateful, and wish to thank her. Being in my possession again, it is once again on the market. It is big - so big I had a hard time photographing it, hence the glare, sorry. It comes framed, a traditional wood frame, dark blue with silver highlights and a thin linen liner. 




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

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Street Scene
9" x 12"  oil
Daily Paintworks $50


The Virtual Paintout is traveling in Istanbul this month. As you may know, the VP uses Google Street View as a reference to draw or paint in a designated location. Istanbul is one of the oldest cities in the world, often called the "Gateway to the East," a city rich in history and culture. It was hard to decide what to paint - new or old, monuments or neighborhoods. I wandered around near Hagia Sophia (the famous monument, church and mosque), and found this old neighborhood not too far away. I was captivated its liveliness, by the colors and laundry, by the way people were living their lives as they had for centuries, generation after generation. 


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

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Autumn Woods
12" x 16"  oil on canvas
sold

This is my tribute to the fall landscape, which has not actually happened here in drought-stricken California. I worked from a photograph taken in late summer at Stevens' Creek Park in Cupertino, and just let the image - and color - come out as it wanted.  I like it, I hope you do, too.

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






Sunday, November 1, 2015

Leftovers
10" x 14"
oil on textured canvas

I went out to the garden to pick some flowers for a still life, but there was not much there. With the change in seasons and lingering drought, all I found were a few zinnias, dahlias, and some petunias. The leftovers, I guess. Still with this textured canvas and a bit of paint, they made a nice little painting.

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



Friday, October 23, 2015




Water-Buffalo Welcome
9" x 12"   oil on canvas
starting bid:  $60

The Virtual Paintout is traveling through the Philippines this month. Using Google Street View, we try and find a subject or scene to paint or draw that captures our enthusiasm. I traveled through Malasiqui, in the Ilocos Region, and found this friendly water buffalo standing by the side of this small farm. I found him to be most friendly and welcoming!

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