Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Super Moon Over Ross Castle
County Kerry, Ireland
9" x 12"  oil on canvas
Daily Paintworks Auctions
starting bid: $75


The Virtual Paintout went to County Kerry in Ireland this month to paint the sites using Google Street View. I found this old castle with its ruined tower and reflections in the lake, and I wondered how it would look during a supermoon. I just imagined it would look something like this... quite magical, don't you think? Of course you can see it by day, and even tour the castle if you click here.

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

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




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Three Roses
5" x 7" oil on canvas
Daily Paintworks Auctions 
starting bid, $45

Spring roses, fall roses, new roses, old - sometimes you can just pick them from photographs or memory and paint them. Which is what I did, quick and spontaneous.

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!




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Country Road,
South of Gothenburg, Sweden
9" x 12" o/c
starting bid: $75

The Virtual Paintout, an art challenge using Google Maps Street View, is traveling through the city of Gothenburg, this month. While many artist have depicted the city and it's citizens,  I felt the need for some landscape painting, so I traveled out into the countryside. I found these lovely stretches of golden fields and green meadows. It was so serene, and the landscape had so much color, I just had to stop and paint! You can see for yourself how beautiful it was by clicking here!


This little painting 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 of the other sites I show at, Artists de Studios and Facebook, which has several groups devoted to art and painting. "Landscape Painters" is one of them. Thanks for looking!


Friday, September 12, 2014

Sunflower Season
10" x 20" x 1.5"  oil

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

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
The Daily Paintworks, $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.