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
The Daily Paintworks Auctions,
starting bid:  $75

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
starting bid:   $85

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
starting bid: $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!



Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Fruit ’n’ Flowers
11” x 14”   oil


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!