Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

  
Winter Roses
9" x 12"   oil on canvas
 $75

This year it was the Peace roses that bloomed before the frost set in. It seems fitting - it’s New Year's, and once again we look forward to what might come. This is the time for wishes, hopes and a sense of optimistic promise. I wish for you the best - the best of what you can do or be, and the best of your efforts and desires. I hope this is a year of peace, happiness and good health for all who read this.

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, December 12, 2016


Full Bloom
9x12”  oil on canvas


This was painted for The Virtual Paintout which is a painting challenge that uses Google Street View at a different location each month to paint or draw the landscape as if you were really there. This month we visited the Balkan country of Montenegro. On the Adriatic coast, it has mountains and harbors, old towns and new developments. However, what really caught my eye was this wonderful flowering tree in full bloom. (You can see it here.)  It provided such beautiful color, and created such pleasant shade in the yard, it seems like a perfect place to live, and was certainly a pleasant place to paint!

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!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Walk in Fauve Woods
11” x 14”  oil on canvas


The inspiration for this piece came from a trail at Stevens Creek Park in Cupertino, Ca. where we were hiking.  I knew this scene would make a great painting, so I snapped a picture. Other projects came first, so I just let the photo sit, until I had the time to paint it. How to paint it was then the question – whether to use realism, or let my imagination loose and paint it "creatively." Slowly, I began to see the scene in a Fauve style. Here’s a picture of what it really looks like. As you can see, I only changed it a little!



The painting covers all sides of the canvas. It can be framed, but you could hang it up just as it is; it would look nice that way, too.



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