Friday, September 12, 2014

Sunflower Season
10" x 20" x 1.5"  oil
starting bid $150.

It's sunflower season again, and before the squirrels demolished them, I was out there painting. I guess my exuberance with the color is a lot like how the squirrels are with those sunflower seeds - we all go a little wild. Well, no denying it - much as I love sunflowers, I love slathering paint on canvas even more!


The canvas has thick sides, about 1 1/2 " wide, and all sides are painted. It hangs flush against the wall, and while it does not need framing, you could certainly get creative and frame it up if you like.



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 - Artists de Studios, Plein Air Painters, and Facebook has several very nice art pages. Thanks for looking!




Monday, September 1, 2014

August Moon
9" x 12 " oil on canvas
Daily Paintworks Auctions
starting bid: $75

I love summer. It is the best time, the sunflowers are blooming, the tomatoes and melons are ripe. At night you can hear the crickets chirping so loud you'd think they own the place. The earthy smell of grass and the garden fill the air with a perfume that cannot be detected during the day when car exhaust predominates. And the big August moon - the Sturgeon Moon - although this year it was called the super moon, rises over a peaceful backyard kingdom.

This piece is painted on all sides - it can be framed, or you can just hang it, as it is.







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



Tuesday, August 19, 2014




Old House, Shui Tou Village
Kinman Island, Taiwan
9" x 12" acrylic on canvas
$60.

This month, The Virtual Paintout has traveled to Kineman Island off the coast of China. The island has a rich history, and has made some of its old villages into attractions for people to visit. I came across this ancient house and decided to paint it - I feel certain there are many stories within these walls. It is in the middle of Shuitou Village, a landmark and tourist attraction full of historical buildings. You can see where I painted by clicking here, and you can explore the village yourself by clicking here.


This piece is painted on all sides - it can be framed, or you can just hang it, as it is.




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


Friday, August 1, 2014


Summer Flower Fun
12" x 16" oil on canvas

This is a painting thick with paint, and rich in color. That was my mission - to use lots of paint, and change colors often for variation and energy. In short, I wanted to have fun making it, and I want the viewer to have fun looking at it.

This piece is painted on all sides - it can be framed, or you can just hang it, as it is.






To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks, or visit me at Artistes de Studio, a website devoted to studio work. Lots of nice art there! Thanks for looking!http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/246001

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rosy-fingered Dawn
9" x 12"   oil on canvas
Daily Paintworks, $75.


The Virtual Paintout is in Greece this month, and while there are many fine works depicting the whitewashed houses and church domes against an azure sea, I wanted to find something of legends and myths - but not too obvious. I resorted to the Homeric epic:
"When the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared, we admired the island and wandered all over it..." 
From Chapter 9 of Homer's "Odyssey," this quote seemed to sum up perfectly what this painting is about... the scene itself is on the island of Lesbos, and seems to capture a sense of timelessness. It might be dawn, today, or it might be a dawn three thousand years ago.

This piece is painted on all sides, it can be framed if you like, or you can just hang it up as it is.





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 great art page, Landscape Painters is one of them. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

724 Central
(Late Afternoon Light)
9" x 12"  oil on canvas
$75


Is it the artist's job to find beauty in everyday things, or is that person an artist because they want to share the beauty they see around them? 

It's hard to know why an ordinary, not very old or fancy scene would attract my eye, but this one did. Perhaps it was the slanting late afternoon light on the trees and buildings. Maybe it was just that this place, like so many others around Mountain View (where I live) is existing on borrowed time, and I wanted to paint it before everything changes.  724 Central used to be part of "Motor Car Tune-Up," a local business run by a friendly, honest mechanic named Angie. People came to get their cars fixed, but stayed to visit because Angie was such a good guy. Well, the years have passed, and so has Angie, but the building is still there, empty now, but full of memories of how it used to be.

This piece is painted on all sides; it can be framed if you like, or you can just hang it up as it is.

  



To see more of my work, including more Mountain View paintings, please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks, or visit one of the other sites I show at. Plein Air Painters, has lots of wonderful work,  and Facebook has several great plein air art groups. Thanks for looking!

To purchase this painting, simply click on the "Buy Now" Paypal button on your left, or email me at my email address also on your left. Thank you. 



Monday, June 23, 2014


Little House Near Amur Bay, 
Primorskiy Kray, Russia
9" x 12"   oil on canvas
 $60.

The Virtual Paintout has traveled to Vladivostok, Russia and to the region south of it, Primorskiy Kray, this month. Using Google Maps Street View, we stop to paint the local landscape when we find something that interests us. I found this little house in a place called Kanal, not far from Amur Bay. (The link is here.) I loved the look of it, with its big windows and waterfront views. It seemed like the thing everyone would want to have, a little house by the sea!



This piece is painted on all sides; you can frame it up, or you can hang it, just as it is.









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 - Artists de Studios, and Facebook has several really nice art pages, Landscape Painters is just one of them! To purchase this painting click on the link here. Thanks you.



Saturday, June 14, 2014

 Mid-afternoon on Moffett 
9" x 12"    oil on canvas
$75

Anybody who has sat in traffic, waiting for the train to go by so they could get into downtown Mountain View,  will recognize this scene. Moffett Blvd. has long been an unimposing route to our downtown, but that is all changing. The low, modest buildings are on their way out so that a high-rise, high-rent complex can be built. Gone will be the old social service building and an old garage next to it, along with those tall beautiful trees and the "mountain view" behind them. Fortunately the building on the corner - once Joe's Auto Supply, is still here (for now). I wanted to paint this scene so people around here might look at the painting one day and say  "...yeah, I remember how it used to be!"


 This piece is painted on all sides — it can be framed, or you can just hang it, as it is.






If you would like to buy this painting, email me (address to your left) or simply click here

To see more of my work, including more Mountain View paintings, please visit my Gallery at The Daily Paintworks, or visit one of the other sites I show at - Plein Air Painters Artists de Studios, and Facebook has several very nice art pages. Thanks for looking!


Sunday, June 1, 2014


 Gardens Gone Wild!
11" x 14" oil on canvas
 $75

This garden is out of control!  Remnants of spring flowers ramble along beside the early poppies creating chaos and color. I should put down the brushes, and go for the clippers to bring a bit of order to this place — but I just don't think that is going to happen! Where some people will spend their time planting and pruning their garden, getting it all neat and tidy, others will spend that time painting it! 



This piece is painted on all sides - it can be framed, or you can just hang it as it is.




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 - Artists de Studios, Plein Air Artists, and Facebook has several really nice art pages, Art of the Garden is just one of them!

If you would like to own this painting simply click on the "Buy Now" Paypal button below, or send me an email (address above) to arrange payment. Thank you.





Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mountain Shadows
Chile, Southern Parks Region
9" x 12"  acrylic on canvas
$65.

Using Google Street View, The  Virtual Paintout is touring the southern parks region of Chile this month. I started going up and through the Andes, along the highway. The sun was just coming up, and one mountain cast its shadow over the highway and onto the other mountain - except at the top, which was in brilliant sunlight. I loved how the shrubs looked like trees, the trees looked like giants and everything around me was in cool shadow. You can see it here!

This piece is painted on all sides, you can frame it up, or you can hang it, just as it is.




If you would like to purchase this painting, simply click here, or email me at my address above left.

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 - Artists de Studios, Facebook has several really nice art pages, Landscapes is just one of them!