Friday, February 15, 2013

"SHALLOW WATERS" Newport Beach

I have lost count on how much I have photographed this wonderful place.  It is so close to an enormous amount of traffic, houses, airport, cost highway, major shopping center, Big Canyon gated community.... You get the picture... Most, zip on by this beauty, as for me... Well; stop and take a look.  This painting is a 50x36 on canvas and will be in this summers show in "The Laguna Art Festival" in Laguna Beach CA. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


That moment in the day when the sky just glows with sun sitting is magical.  it is a time of day that for me is wonderful to capture and give life to on canvas.   This was on my way to Santa Fe, I had pulled off on the side of the road, took one shot and a week later back in my studio this emerged.   This is a 30x36 oil on canvas...  This is one of many sky paintings I did that is coming to an end for me, maybe I will explore it again but for now I need to push on the envelope of creativity....    

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Spending time in the west with open vistas of space and roads that look like they go forever it was just by chance that while on this stretch of a back-road I caught this car pulling out in front of me.  I had no choice but to give this painting its name.   This is an oil on canvas 36x30

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


This is from a new series for Laguna Art Festival of 2011...  The painting is from many a road trip.  Size is 40x36 and is framed in a custom hand rubbed alder wood with a most beautiful of gran.  (SOLD)

Monday, November 8, 2010


They stand century after century like guardians over everything that is below and around them.
I wanted to capture the power in these cliffs I wanted to paint just how majestic they appeared.
This original oil painting is 70x38 it is sold but I think I will do it as one of my miniature 8x6 inch.
Location is" Lake Powell"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


With the sun setting and the shadows on the snow I new this would make for a good painting to do.
I studied my photo for a long time to understand just what happens with the glare of light and all the shadows it forms, it was at that point I started on the journey of giving this painting life. It is an original oil on canvas, a 32x36 gallery wrapped & painted on all four sides so no framing is needed.

Friday, September 24, 2010


Back bay in Newport Beach.  60x20 oil on canvas.


A morning hike in centrol California,  60x20" oil on canvas.


Another for my black & white series that I love doing.  36x36" oil on canvas (SOLD)


Morning sunrise in the back country in California. 34x36 oil on canvas.


When in Minnesota last year I stopped to photograph this knowing that this was my nex painting. 36x36" oil on canvas. (SOLD)


A carnival I past on a road trip to Kansas. Oil on canvas, size: 40x40" (SOLD)

Saturday, September 4, 2010


This painting is of a little known back road heading out of Palm Springs into Arizona.
I have driven this stretch so many times I have lost count.  On this day, like all the other days  one can travel for hours and not see another car coming or going.  Then when you do spot a car, it's like its moving in slow motion till it passes in a blur as I look in my rear view mirror and watch it slowly disappear. This is a 36x36 inch oil on caves.. (SOLD)

Saturday, June 12, 2010


This painting was really a workout capturing the mood of the day with the sun shinning, clouds darkening vanishing points and all that is going on was a real brain twister for me. I was heading into New Mexico when I pulled of the road grabbing my camera and taking one shot as it started to rain.  Back in my car I continued into Santa Fe and dinner.  I do love the weather condition's that take place in the deserts, you can see storms coming from what seems to be hundreds of miles away.  This is one of my paintings in Chemers Gallery.  It just sold on 11/5/2010  36x60 inch gallery wrapped canvas.

Monday, May 24, 2010


There is something that I just love about after it rains, the sun is dropping out of the sky and the air has been washed clean that strikes a cord deep inside my me.  As far back as I can remember the fascination of reflections on the wet pavement,glistening light on rain soaked leaves, all this is magical to see and paint. This painting is 60x24

Saturday, May 22, 2010

"PALM SPRING SHOWERS" 12x16 original oil painting

This is crossing a part of Palm Springs that few ever travel on... It is... Nay! I was going to say where it is but I wont, I like this road to be quiet, I have driven for two hours and not pass a car, when a little younger and silly I would drive this by the light of the moon... Silly : )


In deciding what to paint next, I rummaged through countless photographs I had taken.  I found this photo when I was still using film.   I had photographed this many years ago before the great mall came, before the widening of the canyon, before couples came and said "Let's make the house  BIGGER!" : )... So going through my photos and finding this snapshot, I decided to paint this small part of earth this "FIELD".   The two top photos are close-ups and the larger is the full painting. The painting is oil on canvas, 60X46 is $12000  (Sold)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

"AFTERNOON SHADOWS" original oil painting

A place up the hill from the festival and my summer show.. This is a 30x30 oil on canvas and a study about light and dark and how the sun plays with the mood of this quiet street. (Sold)


Oil on canvas, a scene where the surf battles the shape of the land and the break wall of this part of the coast called "THE WEDGE"

Sunday, December 13, 2009


After hours of driving I pulled off on the side of the highway to get out and stretch my legs. Leaning back against my van and relaxing, I felt a warm summers breeze sweep easily over me from this wonderful Nebraskan landscape. Looking around I turned just in time to see these grain silos way off in the distance catch the last light of the setting sun and I thought," what a fantastic country this is".   Oil on canvas 40x40 inch gallery wrap. This is going to be an up-coming blog painting that will be posted to "Skies the Limit"

Friday, December 11, 2009


Late night, a little hungry and tired after a long days drive it was good to find a place that is still open.  A nice hot cup of coffee, a slice of pie I now can sit back and reply my camera on today's shoot.  Deleting some, keeping others, deciding on what might I paint and how large will I make the painting.  Downing my third cup of Jo and finishing "I must say" a great piece of lemon-meringue pie I knew I had some good material to keep me busy painting.  Now it's time to find a rood and sleep.  This is the third in the series for Chemers gallery that I will deliver once dry.  This is a 12x12 oil on canvas.... I just might do bigger, mmmm!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


For me it was like finding a long lost friend.  This painting was lost in the shuffle of a galleries inventory, when the relation ended this painting reappeared and was shipped back to me.  Yes I to am at blame for not keeping closer tabs, but, it all has a happy ending, I got my baby back and can re-introduce it.  This painting came about from me being on a road at the right time.  I was heading back to California when out of the corner of my eye I saw this red pickup coming down a dusty road, I slowed letting him get in front, as the truck entered into my lane I was excited to see the pillbox air-stream in tow, reached for my trusty camera, took one shot knowing my next painting was locked inside...  This is an oil on canvas 36x24 and will be "unless sold" in my summer show where I know it will find a home. For serious interest email me.     (Sold) 

Saturday, December 5, 2009


This two canvas are apart of a series of three at this moment for Chemers gallery to add to what they have already of my canvas paintings.  These are 12x12 gallery wrapped so no framing is needed although Chemers has a fine and extensive line of frames to be had.  And you might look at my blog site to see more of my daily paintings.

Friday, October 23, 2009


I wanted to capture the feeling of morning time.. This is in a small town in the US. It could be anywhere, its all of those on any Sunday morning. Quiet, a little coolness in the air, no traffic, bakery is open, paper on most porches, brewing coffee, sleepy faces.... Its "Sunday Morning"

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


With a light breeze blowing warm air, you can smell the rain coming and you just don't care...
I must go back for more rejuvenating. Oil on canvas, 30x24

Thursday, September 17, 2009


. It is a 20x24" oil on canvas.. (Sold)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


This 30x40" was one of my opening paintings for the Laguna art festival.. It sold within the first 10 minuets of the show... (Sold)