Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Monument Valley Shadows
11 x 14 
Oil on wood panel

Monument Valley is one of my favorite places. If you have never visited, do yourself a favor and go. I'm sure you will be awestruck.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

LilyPads
8 x 10 
Oil on wood panel.


This one was based on a photo of lily pads in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan last September. I loved the blues and the reflections in the water.


Friday, May 27, 2016

The View Through the Doorway


The View Through the Doorway
12 x 16 inches
Oil on wood panel.


For years I have been a fan of the artwork of Jack Vettriano, so I decided I would do a painting influenced by his style.  A UK photographer Satyruk2000  http://satyruk2000.deviantart.com/ graciously allowed me to use his wonderful photo as the inspiration for this painting. I've photographed this painting over 100 times trying to get the colors just right. It is still not perfect, but close.  

Monday, August 24, 2015

Pink String Theory




Pink String Theory

8 X 10 inches
Oil on wood panel

As we get closer to the end of summer, I thought it would be a good time to think again about sunny skies, warm water, and a lovely woman on the beach.



Friday, August 7, 2015

Eagle


Eagle
24 x 30 inches
oil on wood panel


I love eagles. There is a nest a short distance from my home and I have spent many hours, watching and taking photos of them. This was painted in thick, bold strokes to represent the power and majesty of our national symbol. 

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Night Rider
16 x 20 inches
Oil on Canvas

This combines two of my favorite subjects to paint, a nude and an iconic western landscape. This was the most difficult painting I have done to photograph. It changes colors some in relation to the amount of light in the room. My reason for mentioning that is I have tried to get the color as accurate as possible. The real thing, as always, is better than any photo. 

Friday, February 27, 2015


Afternoon Shadows
24 x 30 inches
Oil on wood panel 

Late afternoon shadows on the historic Painted Desert Inn, in Petrified National Forest, Arizona.