Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pike Place Market Flowers

Pike Place Market Flowers 8 x 8 oil on panel

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I painted this scene about a year ago but wasn't completely happy with
it. I always intended to paint it again. Well, I finally did it and it is
now listed on the Daily Paintworks auction.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Make Mine Yellow

"Make Mine Yellow"
6 x 6 oil on panel

I've been concentrating on painting flowers lately. The first 
time I painted this I got a little lost in all of the layers of petals.
I decided to wipe it out because it ended up looking overworked.
A few days later I made another attempt. This time I tried to be
patient and  focus on the shapes instead of "petals". I am much 
happier with the result. Click on the link above if you would like 
bid on this painting.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Don't Be Shy

Don't Be Shy 6 x 6 oil on panel
I have just listed this in the auction at

I visited some farms last year while on a trip to the state of Washington. This is one of the 
many beautiful sunflowers that were set against the backdrop of a deep blue sky. I loved the way
it was peeking out from behind the leaf.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Point Lobos Reflections

Point Lobos Reflections 11 x 14 oil on linen panel

There is so much inspiration for painting along the California coast.
This is a scene from the Pt. Lobos State Reserve. The sunlit rocks and contrasting 
shadows  helped to create a strong composition while the rhythmic design of the trees
adds movement throughout the painting.