Sunday, April 1, 2018

Spring Song
12 x 9 x 1.5    Acrylic on Canvas
starting bid: $80




This painting is a tribute to spring, an acknowledgment of spring's rebirth, and possibly a bit of an April Fools
' Day joke. It was actually painted a year ago, in a very minimalist style. It seemed right at the time, part of the whole "art exploration" thing, after a while I became less and less pleased by it. So I decided to try and make it better without sacrificing the simplicity and elegance I had achieved. Maybe it's better, maybe not, and that is where the April Fools' joke comes in - directed at me!


Here's the original:








This painting is painted on all sides of a gallery-wrapped canvas, and needs no further framing. It sits flush against the wall and is ready to hang.






To see more of my paintings, please visit my Gallery The Daily Paintworks. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Reminiscence
12 x 9 “ Acrylic on canvas
starling bid:  $85


The beauty of an illustration? You get a picture that tells a story. Sometimes the story is already there, but sometimes, you make one up. When you do, no two stories - just as no two people - are alike, and that's the charm. What is the story here? To me, this is a story of a long night of reminiscence, a story written into a journal, happy memories, but to someone else it might be quite different. It also reminds me of a line from a Shakespeare play ("Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands on the misty mountain-tops”) but you will have your own thoughts. There in lies the beauty of an illustration.


This painting is painted on all sides of the canvas. It could be framed, but it could also be hung up, just as it is.




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Thursday, February 1, 2018


Fantastical Flowers
20 x 20 x 1.5" Oil on Canvas
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This floral painting is a kind of fantasy, and not so much a flower painting. This piece is about color, color relationships and the new paints I ordered and wanted to use! Flowers are a great subject to paint, they are beautiful, and have such wonderful shapes and colors. They trigger all kinds of emotions within each of us  - mostly happy ones, I hope. But in this painting, they are strait out of my imagination, and really a way to slather paint around.


This piece is painted on gallery-wrapped canvas, and the painting goes around all sides. It does not need further framing and is ready to hang, just as it is.








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



Monday, January 1, 2018


Happy New Year!
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Snow Queen in Bloom
24 x 12 1.5”     Oil on Gallery-wrapped canvas
 $275


This double amaryllis, aptly named “Snow Queen,” is truly symbolic of what we would wish for the New Year - it is bright and beautiful. To me, it represents high hopes and good wishes for the coming year! I am sure we all, collectively, wish that 2018 is a year filled with peace, prosperity, good health and much optimism for all of us!



Painted on all sides of the canvas, this still life is pointillistic in style and thick and heavy with paint. The gallery wrapped canvas hangs up against the wall and needs no further framing. Here are some details:







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





Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Winter Flowers
8 x 8"    Acrylic on Canvas

The winter solstice has come, and for many of us, winter is here. This still life came about with flowers from my imagination, and the scarf from my coatrack. It has a very festive and holiday feel to it, and gives me a chance to wish you all a very happy Holiday Season, no matter how you celebrate. This is a time for kindness and good will, and I hope that feeling carries you into the future.



This piece is painted on gallery wrapped canvas (1.5”). The picture continues on all sides of the canvas and hangs flush against the wall. It does not need framing, but you could if you like. 







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





Thursday, December 14, 2017


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Fall Color
9 x 12”    Oil on Canvas


The seasons are slow to change here in Mountain View, where I live. So although winter is less than a week away, the fall color has the trees ablaze. This view is the from the parking lot of my bank, and though I have stood right there, I did not see this - a scene waiting to be painted - until a friend sent me a picture he had taken with his camera! Thank you, Paul!

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, November 20, 2017

Daisies
12 x 9"  Acrylic on Canvas
gifted

This is a wedding present for a new cousin I have not yet met. She loves daisies, all kinds - and I hope she like this painting!



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



Monday, October 23, 2017

Nighttime
14 x 11"  Acrylic on Board
sold

I started (what I thought would be) a simple easy piece, some flowers in a vase. But then, somehow, my evil, detail-loving twin took over and turned it into a big deal painting, with lots going on... Then she left, leaving me to deal with the mess. My evil twin really loves a painting with a story, so I know there is one here. Unfortunately she left without telling us this story, so you will have to provide one of your own. Need I say it? This piece was painted in fun!


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




Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Key West Corner
9 x 12'  Acrylic on Canvas

This study of sunlight and shade is from a street in Southern Florida. I traveled there with   The Virtual Paintout - a website that invites artists to draw and paint from the Google Street View.  After Hurricane Irma swept through the southern part of Florida, it seemed like a good idea to revisit the are to see it in pre-hurricane shape.  I found this dark and shady corner, and saw the possibilities for a goood painting. You can see this street corner yourself by clicking here.


This piece is painted on all sides of the canvas, it can be framed, but it can also behung up just as it is.







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








Friday, September 15, 2017

"Painted Roses"
Spotlight Artist

The Daily Paintworks blog, Daily Paintworks News is promoting my work on their "Spotlight Artists" feature. It is an honor and I am grateful.


The Daily Paintworks is an online gallery and art auction site, and their blog gives a more in-depth profile of selected artists. There is an interview with me, and a selection of my paintings for viewers to enjoy. If you have purchased a painting from them in the last thirty days, you are eligible to enter a drawing to win "Painted Roses," above. It is a way for them to say thank you to the art buyers supporting them, and I am happy to participate. I certainly feel supported by them and I am pleased to be part of this promotion. "Painted Roses" has always been a favorite work of mine, and I hope it will also be loved by whoever wins it. So thank you Sophie, and thank you Daily Paintworks for our continued partnership.


Here are a couple of paintings showcased in the "Spotlight Artist" feature. I hope you will check out the article, read the interview, and see some of my other work. The blog also includes the work of other fine artists, as well.







To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks  and as always, thanks for looking!