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Monday, February 18, 2013

The Red Turban

9 x 12
oil on masonite
I painted this today on a whim and I love how it turned out.  This is from a photograph posted by Carol Marine on Daily Paintworks.  I couldn't resist the chance to do a classic "woman at her bath" painting so thank you Carol for providing the great material!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

In the Between

16 x 20
0il on canvas
This was painted from a photo I took in the late afternoon, in late summer, or else very early evening, in early fall.  The little surprise bursts of color and the contrasts of cools and warms and brights and shadows created a great image.  I started this with a plan to paint it as a companion to my painting "Sentinel", but followed my instincts to get loose with it.  It seriously flowed and the whole process was completed within a few hours, not my usual modus operandi.  I have to send out a big thank you to Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam for their great album, Ten. Turn's out to be perfect music to paint to.  And drive to, and belt out with in the shower.  Good music.

Sunday, February 10, 2013


16 x 20
oil on canvas

"For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver"  Martin Luther

Sunday, February 3, 2013


6 x 6
oil on panel

I'm really happy with this little portrait of our friend Roger - there was a lot of great stuff to work with.  I loved all the light and shadows on his very expressive face, and expected to have some problems pulling it off but it was maybe one of the funnest paintings I've ever done. Roger is an outdoors guy, a runner and cyclist as well as a real humanitarian.