Monday, April 28, 2008
Hole in the Clouds
Oil on board, 5" x 7"
$125, plus $6 shipping in U.S.
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Winter is going out like a lion, fighting a pitched battle in the skies over the valley. For a fleeting moment, sunlight finds its way through the storm clouds.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Misty Day, Bay of Fundy
Watercolor on archival paper, 18" x 14.5"
$850, unframe. Free shipping in U.S.Email me if you'd like to purchase. I'll send you a PayPal invoice or we can arrange other terms.
We're back to rocks and water again! This is a larger painting, not a daily. A couple of years ago I painted a mural in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. It is beautiful--miles and miles of wild, remote country. In places, the forest is so dense it is hard to imagine a rabbit crawling through, let alone a person. The spectacular Bay of Fundy quickly became a favorite. This day of mists felt primal. I half-expected to see the square sails of some early explorer's ship rounding the point.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Oil on board, 10" x 8"
This is another commissioned dog portrait. I love dogs and we've been pretty lonesome since losing Pablo, our great little Beagle cross, last fall. It's been fun doing these portraits, since I feel I get to know the dog while I'm painting them, even if it's just from photos. In the case of Sammy I had the good fortune to meet him, which helped a lot.
I'll be gone over the weekend and plan to be back Monday with another post. Have a great weekend, everyone.
Friday, April 18, 2008
oil on board, 6" x 6"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
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Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day, warm at last! I headed for the mountains and spent an enjoyable afternoon doing some plein air painting alongside this purling stream. The snow up high is melting fast, giving the silt-filled water a lovely milky blue-green color.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Oil on canvas, 20" x 24"
Not for sale
I did this painting a couple of years ago of our son, Jared. Today is his 30th birthday (how can that be?) so it seemed appropriate to post this painting.
When I painted this, Jared was webmaster and graphic designer for a travel company in La Jolla, California. He did much of his work at home on a laptop, and many late nights one could walk in and find him intently staring at the screen, his trusty French press coffemaker beside him; scrawled notes, Pepsi cans and calculators scattered across the table.
Jared's ability to focus is amazing--he becomes completely absorbed. I set up a tripod and took several photos from about six feet away to use as reference for this painting. Later, when he saw the completed work, he was puzzled at how I had done it, since he hadn't even noticed I was there.
I'm fortunate and proud that you are my son and my friend, Jared. Happy Birthday!!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Shore of Stones
Watercolor on archival paper, 19.5" x 15"
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Since I seem to be on a theme of rocks and water, this is a recent work painted for entry in a juried exhibit. The jury's still out... or maybe they've decided and they just forgot to phone...maybe I should call and remind them.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Oil on board, 24.5" x 48"
This is a larger work done a year or so ago. I'll probably post some larger things for awhile--some for sale, some not-- until I get a chance to do another small painting...(guess who still has to get his taxes done?)
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Saturday, April 5, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008