Thursday, November 21, 2013

In Town
Akranes, West Iceland
9" x 12"   oil on canvas

The Virtual Paintout has traveled to Iceland this month to do some painting and drawing.  A Nordic  island country that has vast landscapes, high peaks and (obviously) lots of ocean views. All wonderful subjects for the landscape painter, and many have done a fine job, as you can see. However, it was this bright sunny neighborhood that caught my eye. I was in a mood to paint houses, I guess, and this house with its tall peak roof and high steps, the cart in the yard and all that sunshine just caught my eye. I just put some flowers in that pot on the steps!

This painting is painted on all sides, so it can be framed , or hung  just as it is.

To see more of my work, you can visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks, or find me on Facebook.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Majestic Tree
Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
14" x 18"  oil on canvas

This tree is gigantic! All the trees around it are mature, so you can see how big it is.  It is right at home with the many other big trees here, and not even the biggest tree around. It was both a pleasure and a challenge to paint it.

This piece is framed in redwood lath and is ready to hang.

You can see more of my work, you can visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks, or find me on Facebook.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Washington Street, Mountain View
11"  x 14"    oil on canvas

Our city is growing and changing at a phenomenal rate.  Many old neighborhoods are giving way to high-rise housing, and streets like this are disappearing - no more houses with pyramid roofs are even thought about. I wanted to capture this charming old neighborhood with this brilliant magenta bush and that peaked roof so people could see what Mountain View looked like in days gone by -  it shouldn't be forgotten.

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 at the Plein Air Artists website. Lots of nice paintings there!

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