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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Waiting For Rain

This oil painting was completed in Oregon. However, it is an image that depicts the monsoon time in Arizona. It always appears to be "ready to rain" at this time of year and this is a theme I have used in several paintings.

Size of this painting is 14 x 16 unframed.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Checking the Saguaro

"Checking The Saguaro" is a watercolor typical of the SW desert which may be covered with stately cactus like none other. Everywhere but none alike. Image is 14 1/2 x 21.
Recently sold at Church of the Beatitudes one person show. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Cambria, California and the walkway along the beach is an artist's delight. This painting was done with a palette knife and has that fresh perspective of just having been done. A 4 x 6 canvas mounted on an 8 x 10 gray board is ready to hang without another frame.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Albertson's Park

Albertson's Park is a city park established in Boise, Idaho possibly 40 or more years ago. It was developed as a refuge for birds of all kinds. It is a beautiful and peaceful place to walk or rest, located on several acres of city property. This is a 14 x 18 oil painting with an exquisite gold frame. All paintings in my collection are original, many painted on location and the majority of them are for sale.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Dry Dock Boats

Boats at Alsea River, Oregon dry dock waiting for repairs. Size 12" x 12" gallery wrap, mixed media.

Charley's Garden-- Payette Lake

Idaho's well-known Charley's Garden located on Payette Lake is a beautiful area of the canyon driving north through the mountains. This gorgeous impressionistic watercolor was completed after a road trip through McCall, Idaho.  Size unframed is 10" x 13". Just add mats and the beautiful gold filligree frame and it measures 17" x 20".  One of the artist's favorites.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Southern France

A watercolor painted from a photo by Sandy Marostica in her travels to the south of France. Sandy was a wonderful photographer and artist living in Boise, Idaho. I had asked her to take some photos for me when she and her husband Larry visited in France. Sandy was a great mentor and friend who visited in Arizona. She brought her shows to Scottsdale, New York and the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon. She will be missed by  art community and her many friends. This painting is "10 x 14" unframed and is available also as a print or giclee.

Spring Tulips

This image is from an acrylic painting  completed for a "floral" show. It was  accepted. I need to crop it and will do so another day. However, I wanted to get it on the blog as several friends wanted to see it. This  image may be improved by  photo shop and will do so soon. 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Devil's Elbow

Painting on a sandy beach on the Oregon coast, you can see the Coast Guard house high on a hill. This was a picture that had rocks, cliffs and rolling waves. Just indicating how violent the ocean could be seemed enough as the focus was the Coast Guard house. This comes from my watercolor collection.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Amorgos, Greece

Amorgos is one of the many Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. When I was in Greece painting, it was all about watercolor. It lends itself to watercolors which can be done on location making it unnecessary to bring home so many photos. It would be easy to translate this to oils, but it may not have the freshness of a watercolor. It's another wonderful place for an artist and I may go back and work harder since I wouldn't have to be a tourist the next time.
This watercolor image is "14 x 20" but has a triple mat, blue liners and large off white mat with a silver frame which as another 6 inches to each side.  It was a breathtaking scene on a pristine island.

A Day In Venice

This is the typical picture of Venice. I photographed the canal and have painted it several times. Adding the gondolas seemed to give it some life. Like most every tourist, I could go back to Venice and sit down and paint forever. It was a great pleasure to walk around, cross the bridges and take in the sights and sounds of this famous city. My pictures continue to get larger since there is so much one can put in them. This size is 24" x 30" gallery wrap which requires no frame, beautiful from four sides plus the painting. 

Payette Winter

This is the beautiful Payette River in Idaho. The picture has been in my collection for several years and I decided it would be a fine Christmas card and letter this year. Probably I won't part with it but would be willing to make a giclee print available.
Size is 14 x 18.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


This is Capri, an edited picture that was taken from the coast of the island. It is a work in progress in that it needs more "cooling". It will be replaced by another picture this time......considered done. This is an oil painting 24 x 30 gallery wrap.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Flowers at Tlaquepaque

. This painting comes from Tlaquepaque in Sedona, Arizona. The picture is on "loan" and
prints have been sold. It is one of those places that says, "paint me."   Original sold.

The Winery

The Winery is from a series about Italy. It is a composite of photographs taken during a trip to Italy, images, imagined and real of beautiful Tuscany. The painting is in a collection in California.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The North Sea

Traveling off the beaten path around England and Scotland one year was an opportunity to photograph and come home to painting. This is the "North Sea." It now belongs to my friend from England.

Athens Flower Stall

This is a picture taken in Greece several years ago. The subject is one of my favorite men. I loved being there. This was taken with a telephoto lens and I made many adjustments in the flower stall, adding background and flowers everywhere.
The giclee is available. Size 16 x 20.

Franciscan Of Assissi

The Franciscan priest is a portrait from a picture taken in Assissi. I always thought this would make a good painting. Maybe yes, maybe no. He needs some more work but for now. Comments are welcome. I know, the eyes!  Will work this out.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thousand Springs

A waterfall that is part of Thousand Springs on the Snake River in Idaho. It falls into a beautiful pristine creek that flows into the Snake River. It is located in the Nature Conservancy. With special permission John Killmaster and I spent a day painting this beautiful area. This is an oil painting taken from an original watercolor. Prints and cards have been taken from this image. I could return to this location and spend a summer painting. This is one of Idaho's most beautiful areas.

This Is Tuscany

This is Tuscany. Although this is a composite of several images belonging to the artist, they are near Assisi and Chianti hills It's a reminder of the evening light, vinyards and farmhouses.

The gallery wrap is 24 x 30. Its companion, a painting in progress will measure 30 x 40. Both are unframed and ready to hang. This is a series of "Tuscany" paintings and other landscapes of Italy.
Since putting the Tuscany paintings on the blog they have been taken by a collector in California.  With memories so fresh, they will be painted again, redesigned in another format which will improve the composition.  Designing paintings and their composition becomes an exciting and creative process.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Yellow Umbrella

is a haven for
Prints  of  this painting
 have been recently

For the location, you will want to
go to Tlaquepaque,  Arizona.
The oil painting, titled
"Yellow Umbrella" is currently
in a traveling  show.

Monday, September 29, 2008


This is an oil painting of a composite of the desert near the White Tank Mountains. This image shows up in other paintings of the nearby "White Tanks."  One of the first desert scenes sold in a one person show in Sun City West.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Here Comes The Sun

Oil painting - another desert image.

Having painted the "White Tanks", an area near Surprise, Arizona several times, this image continued to stay in my mind. The first painting was an evening scene, then two more developed suggesting early morning. It's an artist's gift to have mental images still available to do a variation on the theme.

Japanese Shrine

A week in Kyoto provided the artist with many interesting subjects. This shrine was the best.
Painting has been sold to a collector in Wisconsin.

Pacific Coast Walkway -- Watercolor

Near Cambria, California. It looks blustery, but in the summer can be beautiful.

This large Watercolor recently sold. So, it's back to Cambria and Moon Beach to paint. This theme has been used for several Oil paintings.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Evening Desert -- Oil

In the spring, the White Tank Mountains are a wonderful place to hike and take photographs. Located west of Surprise, Arizona, it offers a wealth of information
for artists of the Southwest.

Coral Fantasy

The painting shown was exhibited at West Valley Art Museum in Surprise, Arizona.
The  "painting"  is acrylic ink pour.  I was pleased with the image and luckily it worked.  Often the first ten are throwaways, then one turns out so delicious, you know to keep it.

Color Of Music

This acrylic painting was inspired by "Monet's Garden." The painting was sold to a New York collector.