Monday, November 24, 2008


This was one of those challenging photography days. When I look at the original the brushwork dosen't seem so wild and random. However, the camera is usually a brutal critic.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"Like Pools Of Water" oil on masonite SOLD

This is the same child from yesterday. I just HAD to go after it again.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"A Zebra's Not A Horse" oil on masonite SOLD

This child is so much more attractive than I've made him out to be. I'm pretty convinced I'll end up going back and doing yet another picture of him.

Monday, November 17, 2008

"The Light Within" oil on masonite SOLD

This is the first of several studies for a larger commission. I visited the client's home this past weekend. Wow! these folks have the most amazing, artistic home you can imagine. I'm so excited to have been invited to add to it. The final piece will hang in the dining room and I expect it to be about 36x48". There were several ideas bantied about but right now it looks like a portrait type image. Who knows.

Monday, November 10, 2008

"Season's End" oil on masonite 4x6"

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Living in the Pacifice Northwest we had a REALLY late summer. My sunflowers didn't bloom until it was almost time for frost. I feel a bit cheated. The garden always provides a multitude of delights but I hold special affections for the sunflowers. These little devils really were. It's a variety that only gets about 2.5 ' tall. I can't wait to plant them again.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

"Promise" oil on masonite 4x6"

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It's been a magical week. "Yes we can" has become "yes we did". This young woman's face reminds me of the great promise our young voters bring with them. Strong, grounded and simple; that's what I see when I look at her.

Monday, November 03, 2008

"Skeptical" oil on canvas 8x10"

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We have this great little smokeless bar in our town that is in and OLD building that the owners rehabed. Once they really got into clean up the found one whole wall was floor to ceiling (way up high ceilings!) was old brick. They have been showing a woman's paintings there for a very long time. Every time I would go there to eat I would lament the fact that they weren't MY paintngs. Her palette consists of a lot of brown. A LOT OF BROWN. It seemed such a shame that those walls weren't punched with color. Well...low and behold a friend of mine arranged for me to meet with the new manager. My work goes up Friday. The reason I'm telling you all this is the cow; she really likes the cow images I've done so I'm trying to work up a few new images to flush out the show. Whew!