Nocturnal Animals

"Nocturnal Animals" acrylic, oil & brush pen on linen canvas panel, 2018.

"Nocturnal Animals" acrylic, oil & brush pen on linen canvas panel, 2018.

New thoughts, figuring out new ways of deconstructing compositions and layering that leads to an impossible to photograph painting = another day in the office.

California and its Cliffs

Plein air oil on canvas, 2018.

Plein air oil on canvas, 2018.

There's just something about the rocky coastlines here in California that draw me in, and they're either wonderfully caricatured or frustratingly impossible. This one started out the later but I tamed it to the former. A little cove down the street from my house - my favorite spot to tuck away on sunny days.

Late Afternoon Camellias

 

 

Another plein air piece from the Norfolk Botanical Gardens in preparation for an upcoming spring show. This one was a serious challenge with the composition and the tricky lighting that was changing so rapidly as I painted, but it was well worth the effort.

 

"Late Afternoon Camellias" Oil on 12x12" canvas. 2016.

"Late Afternoon Camellias" Oil on 12x12" canvas. 2016.

Twenty Sixteen

I can't remember the last time I was so excited for a new year! I've got a lot in the works, and one of the projects I started nearly at the stroke of midnight on the 31st of 2015 is this:

"Wandering Meadow #1" Acrylic on 6 wood panels, 2015.  SOLD

"Wandering Meadow #1" Acrylic on 6 wood panels, 2015. SOLD

"Wandering Meadow" #2  SOLD

"Wandering Meadow" #2 SOLD

"Wandering Meadow" #2  SOLD

"Wandering Meadow" #2 SOLD

"Wandering Meadow" #2  SOLD

"Wandering Meadow" #2 SOLD

If I could realize this dream in large scale it would be that of a long wall stretching out of sight with carefully arranged canvases telling the small stories that a sprawling meadow keeps to itself.

In the Ancient Maze

Needed a break from all the holiday work to create for myself. Out came this little guy. I don't know why, but recently I'm very interested in revisiting my time spent in Venice. I guess I just miss that lovely, lively water.

"In the Ancient Maze" Gouache and acrylic on 5x7" pine panel. 2015.

"In the Ancient Maze" Gouache and acrylic on 5x7" pine panel. 2015.

The Golden Hour

When the images you see in front of you flatten against your reality, you find yourself in unexpected places.

                                                             "The Golden Hour" Acrylic and oil on canvas board, 2015.

                                                             "The Golden Hour" Acrylic and oil on canvas board, 2015.