Saturday, January 14, 2017

The House of Stars and Moons
9" x 12"  Acrylic on board
starting bid: $75

Using Google Street View as a reference, The Virtual Paintout, an art challenge, goes around the world, painting or drawing at selected locations. This month we are in Puerto Rico. So with the street view, I wondered around cities and beaches, until I found this wonderful little house all decorated with stars, moons and other objects d’art. This little house is so picturesque and charming, it seemed right to paint it like an illustration in a story - I can imagine a story here, can’t you?  I only changed it a little, as you can see by clicking here.

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

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

  
Winter Roses
9" x 12"   oil on canvas
starting bid: $75

This year it was the Peace roses that bloomed before the frost set in. It seems fitting - it’s New Year's, and once again we look forward to what might come. This is the time for wishes, hopes and a sense of optimistic promise. I wish for you the best - the best of what you can do or be, and the best of your efforts and desires. I hope this is a year of peace, happiness and good health for all who read this.

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!






Monday, December 12, 2016


Full Bloom
9x12”  oil on canvas
starting bid: $75


This was painted for The Virtual Paintout which is a painting challenge that uses Google Street View at a different location each month to paint or draw the landscape as if you were really there. This month we visited the Balkan country of Montenegro. On the Adriatic coast, it has mountains and harbors, old towns and new developments. However, what really caught my eye was this wonderful flowering tree in full bloom. (You can see it here.)  It provided such beautiful color, and created such pleasant shade in the yard, it seems like a perfect place to live, and was certainly a pleasant place to paint!

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!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Walk in Fauve Woods
11” x 14”  oil on canvas
starting bid: $99


The inspiration for this piece came from a trail at Stevens Creek Park in Cupertino, Ca. where we were hiking.  I knew this scene would make a great painting, so I snapped a picture. Other projects came first, so I just let the photo sit, until I had the time to paint it. How to paint it was then the question – whether to use realism, or let my imagination loose and paint it "creatively." Slowly, I began to see the scene in a Fauve style. Here’s a picture of what it really looks like. As you can see, I only changed it a little!



The painting covers all sides of the canvas. It can be framed, but you could hang it up just as it is; it would look nice that way, too.



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

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Early Moon
9" x 12"  oil on canvas
$75

The Virtual Paintout is an art challenge which uses Google Street View and visits a new location to paint or draw the landscape each month. It encourages creative changes in a picture, as long as you stick to the street view as a reference. This month we have gone to Tijuana, Mexico.  I found this hillside with the sun shining directly into the camera, and knew I could make many creative changes. (You can see the original site by clicking here.) I had a lot of fun working with the landscape shapes and the colors, using artistic license to get exactly what I wanted. 

The paint covers all sides of this canvas. It can be framed, but you could hang it up just as it is; it would look nice that way, too.




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


Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Late Summer Sunflowers
24” x 24” x 1.5”
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas


This painting took it’s time coming to life. I thought it was going to be something quick and vague, with the idea of sunflowers, but really, a lot of paint and movement. But then the Muse took over and each sunflower developed it’s own personality and presence. I’m glad it turned out the way it did, it feels “right" to me, I hope you like it, as well.

Here's a detail shot:





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 could, of course!





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







Friday, October 21, 2016



Downhill
9" x 12”  Acrylic on canvas

The Virtual Paintout has traveled to Newfoundland this month. This is an art challenge using Google Street View to paint or draw a chosen location - as if you were really there.  I found this neighborhood in St. John’s - a city right on the Atlantic coast - and knew I could have fun with the view. The street here is on such a slant that it seems like the houses must lean a bit, too. Then I thought how fun it would be for a kid on a skateboard to go flying down the hill. (You can see how the street slants here.) I hope the residents of Victoria Street will appreciate my bit of whimsy! 

The sides of this canvas are painted  with solid violet. 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, October 1, 2016

Japanese Anemones
8" x 10"   Acrylic on canvas
The last flowers to bloom in my summer garden are the Japanese anemones. Simple and elegant, they don’t need much – just a little glass pitcher, to show off their beauty. 

The paint covers all sides of this canvas. This painting can be framed, but you could hang it up just as it is; it would look nice that way, too.




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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Autumn Comes to High Street
9” x 12”  oil on canvas
sold

The Virtual Paintout has gone to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania this month to create some art. Using Google Street View as a reference, we are invited to draw or paint a spot that has captured our eye. Traveling through farmland and cities, I found this beautiful tree turning color in a charming neighborhood in Manheim Township . (You can see it for yourself by clicking here.) Since this is the beginning of fall, I thought it would make a nice painting as we transition from one season to the next.

The paint covers all sides of this canvas. It can be framed, but you could hang it up just as it is; it would look nice that way, too.




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



Friday, August 19, 2016

Roadside Trees
9x12”  oil on canvas
starting bid:  $75

Norway was the destination for The Virtual Paintout this month. Using the Google Street View, artists are invited to paint or draw the local landscape of a chosen area. There are as many different approaches to the task as there are artists. It’s always fun to see what others have come up with, and there is some really nice artwork this month as always.

I found this wooded area on one of the many islands that make up the Norwegian coast, and thought to depict it in a rustic way, leaning a bit towards the abstract. You can see where I painted - using brush and palette knife - by clicking here

This piece is painted on all sides of the canvas, you can frame it, but you can also hang it up just as it is.



To see more of my work you can visit my Gallery Page at The Daily Paintworks, or visit me on Facebook. Thank you for looking!