Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Mill Pond
9" x 12" oil on canvas

The Virtual Paintout traveled to the Isle of Wight this month, a small island in the English Channel. Using the Google Maps Street View, I looked here and there until I found this picturesque little area, just begging to be painted. The scene itself reminded me of a Constable painting! I've called it the Mill Pond, though I'm not sure it really is one, just looked like it to me. See what you think by clicking here.

This piece is painted on all sides of the canvas. It can be framed up, or hung as is. 

To see more of my work - please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks, or visit me on Facebook. Thanks!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Three Trees
100 Moffett Blvd.
11" x 14"   oil on canvas

I thought I should paint these trees before they (and many more) are gone. They are on land that is soon going to be developed into a high-rise apartment building. For decades this area was made up of one or two story houses with lots of beautiful trees. But according to the new thinking, that is just wasted space. So out these trees go. Off with their heads.

To me, they are beautiful. I live a block away, but I can see the biggest tree top from my kitchen window. For years I have watched the sun make its daily journey, lighting the leaves up in the morning, and giving them a golden glow as the sun sets in the evening. So by painting these beautiful trees, which once shaded this old garage, I hope they will not be forgotten.

This painting  covers all sides - so it can be framed, but it can also be hung up as is, flat against the wall.

To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks, or my page at Plein Air Artists.  Thanks!