Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Unconditional Love" ©

Technology has changed the art business of commissions. A cell phone photo, emailed to the artist and "taa daa" a commissioned portrait of a well loved pet.

I am still tweaking this little guy, while packing to leave in the morning for the Mission Federal Artwalk in San Diego. I have about 30 new paintings to show and am excited about the weekend. If your in the area stop by, I am in booth #125.

Oil on Canvas, 12" X 12"


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"Summer Day" ©

The wind was so strong today the plan to go out painting, blew away. In between varnishing and framing I spent a little easel time with an image from Acadia National Park of a summer day.

Oil on Panel, 8" X 10"


Monday, April 25, 2011

"A Bit Curious" ©

Next weekend I'll be exhibiting paintings at the Mission Federal Artwalk in San Diego. If your in the area please stop by and say HI (booth #125). This is the first time for me and I have heard that the art walk is blocks of great fine art, delicious food and fun entertainment.

I'll bring 25 paintings, including "A Bit Curious".

Oil on Canvas, 11" X 14"


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Emu" ©

Adding to the painted menagerie this week I explored a prehistoric looking bird, an Emu.

Oil on Canvas, 8" X 6"

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Loyality" ©

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, affectionate, patient and loyal.

Oil on panel, 10" X 8"


Monday, April 18, 2011

"Orange Marmalade" ©

There are cat people and there are dog people, I love both!

Oil on Canvas, 14" X 11"

Sunday, April 17, 2011

"Tempting Trail" ©

This weekend I had the pleasure of exhibiting at the Museum of Ventura County ( The museum is a gem along the Pacific Coast and if you have never visited I would highly recommend it. Oil on panel, 8" X 10"

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Colors That Echo" ©

There are a lot of sounds in the Arizona desert canyons, even the colors seem to sing.

Oil on Panel, 9" X 12"

Monday, April 11, 2011

"Sand Dollar Beach, Sunset" ©

This little study of Sand Dollar Beach at sunset was one of the "ideas" that I came up with while in Big Sur recently. If I design the rocks and really explore the color I may have the makings of a decent larger painting.

Oil on panel, 8" X 10"

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Art Show at Gale's

Today Belinda Del Pesco ( and I delivered 40 paintings to Gale's Restaurant in Pasadena for a 2 month show. Belinda paints stunning watercolor paintings that I had appreciated on her blog but in person are breathtaking. If you are in Southern California, we would love for you to attend the reception tomorrow (Sunday) from 4pm - 6pm, wine, food and art!

Gale's Restaurant, 452 S. Fair Oaks, Pasadena, CA 626.432.6705

This photo shows one of the many walls we covered with paintings!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

"Ocean Bluff Trail" ©

Imagine the path still damp from the recent rain, the ocean singing in the distance, walking under the canopy of eucalyptus trees along the bluff above the sea and you'll feel the spot where this painting was born.

Oil on canvas, 16" X 20"

Monday, April 04, 2011

"Sand Dollar Beach" ©

With Highway 1 closed at Carmel and Gorda, the Big Sur stretch was vacant last weekend, along with the camp grounds. This must have been what it was like in the 60's. Another week and all the wild flowers will pop open, I saw bits of red, purple, orange and yellow announcing what was yet to come.

Oil on Linen panel, 8" X 10"

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