Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Himalayan Roadway
(Bhutan)
9" x 12"  oil

Bhutan was our destination, when The Virtual Paintout went traveling this month. Using Google Street View, we go around a chosen destination looking for something to paint or draw. I found this scenic vista, near Narphu, way up in the mountains. At the top of the world, it seems like. Between prayer flags and road side temples, there were places of complete beauty. It would take your breath away, and that is what I tried to paint. You can see for yourself by clicking here.

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




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Sunday, April 12, 2015


Motor Car Tune Up
9” x 12”  oil on canvas
 $75

It was the angels and layers, the contrast between the squares and rounds, buildings and trees, sun and shadow that caught my eye and made me want to paint this scene. But this is also a little slice of history.  This auto shop was once one of many. The whole area, east of the tracks, was home to car repairs, fast food joints and bars. But all that has changed rapidly. Mountain View is now home to Google, LinkedIn, and more start-ups than you can count. Facebook is up the road a little. Which means the sleepy town that once was has changed into a bustling new empire, and shops (such as this) are being replaced with everything upscale. The old buildings are mostly memories now. 

Motor Car Tune Up was run by a friendly, honest mechanic, Angie. He was here for decades, and everybody liked him. It seems right to paint this - to remember the “old Mountain View”, and how it used to be.

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



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






Wednesday, April 1, 2015




The Advent of Spring
11’ x 14” oil on canvas

The first blossoms each year are on this almond tree on a well kept corner of Shorline Boulevard, in Mountain View, where I live.  This old tree always blooms first, and gives me great hope for warmer days and the coming year ahead!

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







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