Sunday, April 12, 2015


Motor Car Tune Up
9” x 12”  oil on canvas
 $75

It was the angels and layers, the contrast between the squares and rounds, buildings and trees, sun and shadow that caught my eye and made me want to paint this scene. But this is also a little slice of history.  This auto shop was once one of many. The whole area, east of the tracks, was home to car repairs, fast food joints and bars. But all that has changed rapidly. Mountain View is now home to Google, LinkedIn, and more start-ups than you can count. Facebook is up the road a little. Which means the sleepy town that once was has changed into a bustling new empire, and shops (such as this) are being replaced with everything upscale. The old buildings are mostly memories now. 

Motor Car Tune Up was run by a friendly, honest mechanic, Angie. He was here for decades, and everybody liked him. It seems right to paint this - to remember the “old Mountain View”, and how it used to be.

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



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






Wednesday, April 1, 2015




The Advent of Spring
11’ x 14” oil on canvas
Daily Paintworks Auctions
starting bid: $125

The first blossoms each year are on this almond tree on a well kept corner of Shorline Boulevard, in Mountain View, where I live.  This old tree always blooms first, and gives me great hope for warmer days and the coming year ahead!

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







To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks, or visit my page on the Plein Air Artists website.  Thanks for looking!



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

 Uummannaq Sunset 
9” x 12”  oil on canvas


The Virtual Paintout has traveled to Greenland to do some painting and drawing this month. Google’s Street View photographed a few areas around the coast, and that is where I found this quiet harbor scene in Uummannaq, a costal town in the northwest region. I imagined it at sunset with the light glimmering on the ice and water.

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




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

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Late Summer,
Community Garden
12 x 16”  oil on canvas

With this drought, the seasons slide slowly into one another, the heat lasts, the water comes from hoses, not rain. The community garden is a tapestry of different seasons, summer veggies finishing, while the fall plants are just starting up. Sunflowers grow next to pumpkins, cornstalks retain their green leaves, and second harvests sit next to winter hopefuls. Sunny afternoons are followed by colder nights, and soon the pumpkins will come out and the spinach and ruby chard will take over. Yes, this is a fall garden image, but it is a painting that took a while to "grow" and develop!

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




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

Sunday, March 1, 2015

  White Tulips
12” x 16”    oil on canvas

There is something about white tulips - both elegant and simple, they evoke a sense of purity as well as great sophistication. They are a favorite of painters, and for a very good reason. I enjoyed painting them, I hope you enjoy seeing my effort!

To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks, or visit my Facebook page! 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

 Green House on Charigram Road,
Bangladesh
oil on board   9.5" x 13"

Bangladesh was the destination for The Virtual Paintout this month. Using Google Street View I traveled around trying to find the perfect site to paint. There were so many of them! This is a country rich in color and vegetation, with so many fascinating people and scenes to paint. I settled on this one because I liked the way the sun and shadows played across the yard, laundry and green house. 

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

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Pink Primroses
8" x 10"  oil on canvas

New post, old painting... I would have liked for this to be a new painting, but I have committed myself to trying to produce the best pieces I can, and that just takes time. To keep things current, I am posting an older piece which is up for auction. 

This piece is painted on all sides, it can be framed, or it could be hung up just as it is.





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



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Morning Light on Hamilton
9" x 12"  oil on canvas
 $75


The Virtual Paintout is an art challenge where one uses Google Street View at a specific location to find a scene to paint or draw. We have gone to the Philadelphia area this month.  I wandered around the streets looking for something to paint. I found this scene in Darby, near the city limits. The sun was just coming up, and one side of the street was bright, while the other side was still in near darkness. The water tower hovering above added to the charm. Here's the link - you can see how I painted it!

This piece 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 my Facebook page. Thanks for looking!





Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Up Close and Personal
9” x 12”  acrylic on box-canvas

Mini-carnations often grace my kitchen table, and often I have wondered how hard it would be to paint them. Turns out it’s pretty hard to get them just right. It has turned from a what I thought would be a quick’n'easy floral painting, to a very meticulous study, to a flower portrait. I may never need to get so involved again - it got very close and personal!

This is a wrap-around or box-canvas, and it is painted on all sides. It is 1.5” deep, and hangs flush against the wall. You could frame it further if you wanted, but it doesn’t need it.






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 groups devoted to painting. The Art of Flowers is one of them. Thanks for looking!




Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Painted Roses
8" x 10"  oil on canvas

This is not a new painting, the one on the easel has turned out to be way more involved and is taking forever, so I am bringing this little piece out. You can bid on this at the Daily Paintworks, or visit my Gallery page there to see more of my work!

This piece is painted on all sides of the canvas, and doesn't need to be framed, but of course you could!  Thanks for looking!