Monday, December 28, 2009















SOLD - Edmond Field - In this painting I was experimenting with a new medium, just exploring some of it's possibilities.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009














Canyon Lake Color - I pushed the range in this piece for my needs. Intensifying the shadows and reducing the color in the light somewhat offered me a statement I liked. I can see this as a large piece now.

Friday, December 11, 2009
















Pacific Nocturne - Working in the darker key of a night scene still allows for plenty of room for color and value manipulation to lead the eye.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009























Through the Night - This is a piece from about a year ago. I was reminded of it from last nights moon which has me thinking about another nocturne.

Friday, November 20, 2009


















SOLD - What Lies Ahead - Sometimes the subject of the painting or the "idea" of the painting is purely about the paint. What can occur through the paint. Here my "reason" to paint was about movement.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009























Interchange - My subject is not always the actual forms that are painted but as in this case it is the action that is occurring. The exchange of the previous wave going out and the new one coming in is what intrigued me.

Friday, November 13, 2009























SOLD -Evening's Acclaim - I limited my palette in this piece and worked in a narrow range of color that suited the aim of the piece.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009



















SOLD - Winter Veil - Another of my paintings in the show at the Albuquerque Museum's Miniature and More show.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009























SOLD - Spruce and Birch - This painting is available at the Albuquerque Museum's Miniatures and More show that hangs through December sixth. If you can visit the show it will be well worth your time, they always have good work.

Friday, November 6, 2009


















The Call of Grace - This painting is on view at the Gilcrease Museum's American Art in Miniature Show.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

















Pear Glow - There is an uplift to the pear by the radiant light.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009













Seeking the Light - This piece was a great pleasure to paint. There is one more pear to come.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009























SOLD -Tipped - One of the challenges I confronted in this piece was to get the tipped piece of apple to come up of the surface.

Monday, November 2, 2009























SOLD - D'Anjou on the Down Low - Todays painting was a nice combination of the visual and the verbal coming together and one side helping the other from the very beginning.

Friday, October 30, 2009

















On the Edge - In todays painting I was pushing the warm and cool to the edge of balance against the yellow of the lemon.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009























SOLD - Front Lit - In this piece I was most intrigued by the light striking and then falling off transitioning quickly.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009























Slices and Plate - I was able to concentrate on the design and set up in todays painting. Subtle alignments and the particulars of spacing was what excited me to paint this.

Monday, October 19, 2009























Plum on Box - In todays painting I have enjoyed the subtle light that is bathing the plum.

Friday, October 16, 2009























SOLD - Plate and Slice - Today's painting allowed me to key off of the strength of the white plate.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009























Order - In todays painting the lines that I imposed into the composition was a way of creating an order to balance with the lines of the slices themselves.

Saturday, October 10, 2009























Wood Spoon - Balancing the basic shapes of triangles, rectangles and circles was the problem to solve in todays painting.

Friday, October 9, 2009













SOLD - Jalapeno - Shapes, I had a great time inventing and playing with the shapes in this painting.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

















Lemon Slice - In todays painting I was able to use a very limited palette and make an impact through other means.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


















SOLD -A Quarter Red - This painting challenged me to make interesting ways of pointing you to the subject.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009























SOLD - Green Pear - I enjoyed manipulating and balancing the shapes in this piece.

Sunday, October 4, 2009























SOLD - Three Quarters Green - In todays painting the dark shadows hold the subtle color shifts in the lit side of the apples.

Friday, October 2, 2009






















Metal Marble - In todays painting I was pleased with the harmonizing quality of the brushstrokes that unify the many differences of shapes and textures.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009














Plum - All the beautiful color within the plum was all I needed.

Monday, September 28, 2009














SOLD - Scissor Cut - Simple things are often attractive but not always simple to paint.

Friday, September 25, 2009























SOLD - Orange and Box - Todays painting is an up lit but simple subject. The design of the shapes and complimentary color created a statement of impact.

Thursday, September 24, 2009























Red Apple - The three main color fields in todays painting all have an integrated reflection of each other creating a nice harmony.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009






















SOLD - Orange and Vase - Today's painting was a challenge in the intensity of the orange and the grays that surround it.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009























SOLD - Orange on Orange - This painting is a matter of balance. The dominance of the different varieties of orange against the weight of the blue.

Monday, September 21, 2009

















Pill Box - Simple things can be great subjects. The subtle relationships of color and value where white on white occurs is always interesting to paint.

Sunday, September 20, 2009























SOLD - Plum and Plate -


Wednesday, August 19, 2009























SOLD - January's Texture - It's unusual to see something and know immediately that you have the interest and the willingness to paint what you have just encountered. I have been able to do several compositions of this scene and found that each one has offered me the same gratification as when I first came upon it.













SOLD - Peeled Orange

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


















SOLD - Mora Fields - On a trip to New Mexico I found this field in the town of Mora between Taos and Las Vegas. The amazing patterns os snow and field were an immediate attraction for me. I enjoyed the balancing between abstract pattern and a sense of realism. This became my main reason for coming back to this scene and finding it desirable to paint.

















Through the Night - I have witnessed this many times having lived in the desert all of my life. There is a grace that falls on to what is usually a harsh, abrupt environment. The stable resistant growth watches the temporal quality of a night's sky move through and out of it's view.
SOLD This painting was from a trip to the Arizona Utah border.






















SOLD - Earl Grey - This painting allowed me to explore the beautiful colors that were contained in this black tea kettle, color is in everything. I like the contrasting strength of the iron kettle against the soft and transparent paper that structures the tea bag.

Monday, August 17, 2009