A Woman of Sakura – Completed

    Let’s see the process with minimal words here…   It all started with a trip to Kyoto, Japan… Mixing the palette for the right color combinations Filling in the hair and face set the stage for everything else. Painting the kimono was a technicolor...

‘Apple on Tea’

Back at the easel on Wednesday in Korea.  I bought this green apple last night, waiting to eat it for breakfast.  I promised myself to not eat it until I paint it.  That was the deal.  Paint or starve.  Ok, so I had to work for my food today, I accepted the...

Why retreating is good (& coming back strong is better)

  Why is my website changing again?  And what was I doing the last few weeks? a – did the “caveman” thing and retreated to my cave. b – went senile and found myself…in a thriftshop. c – quit the art life, now I’m a certified...

Let your left brain be your guide, not your master!

‘Rio Grande Island’ 12″ x 12″  Oil on plywood I painted this on location at the Rio Grande river in ABQ, NM. It was a warm sunny day, where I packed my french easel and limited palette paints. I like to use a limited palette because for one,...

Created some new fruit art…and then some

Here’s two of the four new paintings of the fruit series I recently included. I had this vision of painting fruits in fun positions.  Plus I wanted to add an “Old world” feel to them.  Painting oils of fruits is nothing new to me, but sometimes I...