Saturday, June 20, 2015


Sunset at Lake Mõlsaküla
9” x 12”  oil on canvas
The Daily Paintworks Action, 
starting bid, $65

The Virtual Paintout is visiting Estonia this month. Using the Google Street View, we have traveled around to draw or paint the local landscape or scenes which might have caught our attention. This man-made lake across from some old castle ruins were what caught my eye. (You can see it here.) Though I was tempted by the ruins on the other side of the road, I especially liked the quiet and reflective scene of the sun going down over the lake, and knew that it would make a good painting.

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



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Monday, June 1, 2015


Light Rail Stop
9x12  oil on panel
Daily Paintworks Auctions
starting bid: $75

The light rail train sits at the transit station in Mountain View, where I live. The bright green trees and cool shadows contrast perfectly with the lovely violet blooms of the jacaranda tree, presenting a picturesque little scene.


This song played over and over in my head as I stood out there painting, I'll share it with you because it's just so beautiful. "The Train Leaves at Eight" by Mikis Theodorakis. 





This  painting is on linen wrapped panel. 

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Friday, May 22, 2015

 Český Houses
Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
9” x 12”  oil on canvas

The Virtual Paintout is traveling around the Czech Republic. Using the Google Street View, we have toured the city of Český Krumlov.  Just outside the city center, I found this charming neighborhood where the rooftops were as numerous as the gardens and trees. What a pleasant place to visit or live!

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



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Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Peonies
11” x 14”  oil
 $99

When the peonies bloom you have to just stop everything and paint them. They aren’t going to wait, so you have to get to work, and try and get it right the first time. If you're lucky, you capture what beautiful and special flowers they are.


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.


Friday, May 1, 2015



Tulip Season
11” x 14”  oil

Spring is tulip time and the beautiful blooms are everywhere.  They grace the most beautiful rooms, but even bring elegance to the plainest places. Artists love them, they are always a pleasure to paint.

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.



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Himalayan Roadway
(Bhutan)
9" x 12"  oil

Bhutan was our destination, when The Virtual Paintout went traveling this month. Using Google Street View, we go around a chosen destination looking for something to paint or draw. I found this scenic vista, near Narphu, way up in the mountains. At the top of the world, it seems like. Between prayer flags and road side temples, there were places of complete beauty. It would take your breath away, and that is what I tried to paint. You can see for yourself by clicking here.

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




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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.



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Wednesday, April 1, 2015




The Advent of Spring
11’ x 14” oil on canvas

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.  







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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.




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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.