Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

oil and gold leaf on canvas, framed
30.5 x 30.5 
Wishing you a New Year that is filled with good things, full of happiness and hope, prosperity and passion! 

This painting says to me what I hope for our future: simplicity and beauty, a feeling of renewed strength and optimism. 

"Magnolias" is mixed media, with oil paint and gold leaf. Painted on the sides, too, it is framed in a shadow-box frame with a (hand done) gold leaf border, so that the frame and painting are one.

This painting can be seen in my Gallery at The Daily Paintworks along with many others.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Table Bluff Road
9.5" x 13"  oil on board

This month The Virtual Paintout went to Eureka, California to paint. I stopped here, on Table Bluff Road, drawn by the big trees and distant vistas. I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I did painting it!

I wish you all the Happiest of Holidays!

Please visit my gallery at The Daily Paintworks.

And if you're in downtown Mountain View, I hope you will stop in at the Caffé Romanza - upstairs, at Books Inc. - where my work is on display through the end of the month.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

11" x 14"  oil on canvas

It's that time of year, when fall is at it's last stages, and winter, with it's frosty mornings, is at the doorstep. It's always so nice to come in from the cold to a hot breakfast.

This painting is framed in redwood, ready to hang.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Art Show Opening at Moffett Field Historical Museum

Hangar One
oil on canvas 11" x 14"

Last September on a beautiful weekend, Moffett Field opened its doors and invited local artists to come and paint - The Moffett Field Paint Out. Moffett Field, located at the foot of San Francisco Bay, is a former Navy air base, now a NASA facility. It is home to Hangar One, which is one of the world's largest freestanding structures. This huge building was originally built around 1933 to house the USS Macon, a transcontinental dirigible, and dominates the landscape for miles around. Lately, its fate has been uncertain, because of the discovery of PCBs and other toxic chemicals leaking into the ground. Its outer shell is being removed, and the cost of replacing it would be enormous. Whether it will stand as a giant skeleton, or be restored to its former glory is unknown. So it seemed important to paint it while it still stands. I hope they find a way to save it, looking as it always has.

And now we get to the art show:

The Moffett Field Museum is hosting the paintings from the Paint Out, as part of their December exhibit. There is an opening reception on Wednesday, December 7 from 2-3 p.m. Admission is free. Otherwise, come and visit the Moffett Field Museum - it is a wonderful collection of things having to do with aviation and national defense. It is also a wonderful trip back through time with displays and memorabilia from 1931 through the present. For more information, you can visit their web site here.
This painting has been sold.

Friday, December 2, 2011

New Show at Caffè Romanza!

oil on canvas
31" x 34"

A little different, I know! This piece is part of a show I just put up at Caffé Romanza - inside Books Inc. - in downtown Mountain View (California). I like this little cafe because it has areas for displays up front and in back. Thus I was able to divide the show between the new landscapes I have painted this year and the abstracts I love to paint.

You can see the landscapes below, as I have posted them as I finished them. The abstracts - well, you'll just have to come check them out!

It's a great place to have a coffee or snack, and the book store downstairs is wonderful!

Please drop by and see the show if you're in the area.
Caffé Romanza, upstairs at Books Inc., 301 Castro Street.

Through December 31.

This painting is framed, the frame part of the painting...