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.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 9:29 PM
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, November 8, 2010
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"
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 3:37 PM
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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
Saturday, September 4, 2010
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)
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 1:21 PM
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.
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 7:54 AM
Monday, May 24, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 12:43 PM
This is a 60x48 canvas of a place that has disappeared by the name of progress and the people that want to leave a big footprint on the planet. I had photographed this many years ago before the great mall came in, before the widening of the canyon, before couples came and said "Let's make the house THIS BIGGER!" : )... So going through my photos and finding this, I decided to paint this small part of EARTH. The two top photos are close-ups and the larger is the full painting.
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 12:21 PM
Sunday, April 25, 2010
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"
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 10:48 AM
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!
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 11:31 AM
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. email@example.com
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 12:44 PM
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.
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 9:38 AM
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"
Posted by Gerald Schwartz at 11:12 AM