Sunday, June 13, 2010


I do love painting in black & white, it is a definite challenge but, I love the whole process of it, the making of the color black... This painting is a 36x36 inch oil on canvas.  If you are so inclined, you can read an extensive explanation of it at "BLACK  & WHITE" There you have it, my last painting for the "LAGUNA ARTS FESTIVAL" WOW! Am I glad I am finished with the painting portion, now its labels and stuff.. I will be posting on this site about the show for the two months that it is on.

As a side note, I am only showing on this site a few of the fourteen canvases I painted for this show, thought you might like to know.   Talk later...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

'STORM RUNNER" 60X36 oil on canvas

Here again is a painting that will be in this show, I just finished working on the sky and clouds, next week it gets a light varnish and its on the road to the show.


This is a painting I did about two months back but added some stuff that for me and hopefully you made a big difference to the overall feeling of the work.   Working on another black & white to go along with this one. (SOLD)

Monday, May 24, 2010


This painting keeps developing as I look at it and tweak here and there... It's just that I grow and see more that I ether want to add or remove. In this I added, I added more trees, more light in them from the setting sun, the puddles got bigger and the clouds have more color in them so now this to is added to the inventory of paintings for the "FESTIVAL OF ARTS"

Saturday, May 22, 2010


This is a painting that I had in my private collection and have talked about bringing it to the "Festival of Arts" selling it, and giving it a new home. Well, the time has come to let it go. This July it will make it's debut. I have gone back in and made some subtle changes that I have been meaning to do for some time. It is now ready...The size is 60x48 oil on custome canvas...

Friday, April 23, 2010


This is in Laguna beach up around a place called "Bluebird Canyon" Great place to walk and you can see the ocean from almost every yard or street.. You have million dollar estates all over the hills up here... Lots of new homes leaving a big footprint in this relatively small community. Mixed in there are houses that are form the forty's,on up.  I like the feeling of them, something homey about them.. This that I painted, with the electric and telephone poles is vanishing to the new, we call it progress, but am I wrong? don't you feel a bet of nostalgia in looking at this, a little innocents.. yeah!.. me to. Oil on canvas 30x30"

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Close-up of the sails...

This is looking south along the coast toward San Diego. Some brave soles where out sailing in now calm waters as the rains have finally stopped. I felt it would make for a good subject. This 40x20"oil is on custom canvas and is but another for the "LAGUNA ARTS FESTIVAL" this summer. I am really excited about this years show, for one, I feel confident in the paintings I will be displaying. Competition is high at the show, some of the top artist in the area are in. One has to be at the top of his or her game... You are vying for customer attention and you are vying for a high score that will allow you an invite to come back the fallowing year... I should know all about this as I have been a part of the jury system because of my long standing with this show.  If anyone is interested in seeing this show, email   (Back to Home page) (SOLD)