Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sun Setting

Oil on 18x24 canvas - the photo was sent to me by my daughter Heather. In the original photo the foreground was silhouetted against the water. This worked in the photo but not for an oil painting. I added sand, which added interest to the foreground.

$259 plus freight

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ocean Waves

A couple of years ago I painted "waves" on a 24x48 canvas and got great reviews from those who visited our home. My wife liked it so much, she wouldn't let me sell it. After a suggestion from my oldest daughter, "why don't you paint another one?" So I did! It is similar to the first, but like finger prints, they are not the same.

This offering is on a 24x36 canvas and it goes to the highest bidder starting at $650 plus freight. Why is more expensive - because there is two and a half large tubes of titanium white paint, which adds another 60 dollars to the material cost, and don't get me started on the time took to paint it. This is why painters starve or cut off ears while waiting to be discovered.

Monday, August 24, 2015


This 16x20 oil on canvas was painted from a photograph taken by my sister last winter. You'll notice that the cardinal is just off center and takes a position in the upper 1/3 of the canvas. I used a blend of sap green, phathogreen green and blue to give the needles the blueish cast of the Colorado Blue Spruce.

This photo does not show the detail given to the snow.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015


I love the Iris - they remind me of my mother

18x24 oil on canvas painted from a photo taken by my sister.

$320 plus freight

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Garden

Using a photograph I took while golfing, I expanded the picture by adding rocks in the foreground and a fence in the background. The eye is drawn to the trellis then follows the fence line where it is stopped by the tree and moves to the flower garden.

18x24 oil on canvas $259 plus shipping  - for more information contact me through the comment section

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Fall Color In Morning Mist

Painted from a photograph, this 18x24 piece is painted with oils on canvas. I was drawn to this composition because of the tree on the right. Its long branches are like tentacles reaching out. The misty backdrop sets the stage for the three trees in the foreground,  however, the eye is drawn to the bush, which I placed off center. The branches keep the viewer actively involved.

$ 250 plus shipping

Fence Post In Ivey

Oil on 18x14 canvas was painted from a photograph taken by my sister. I loved the picture's composition and the transition from sunny meadow to the shaded fence post. The red berries add color to the predominant green foliage.

$192 plus shipping


This 16x20 oil on canvas board was painted from a photograph taken my sister. I used an acrylic gel to build up the paint in order to give the flowers a three dimensional appearance.

Price $192 plus shipping