Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Storm Survivor

14" x 18" • oil/wrapped canvas $400

From a moving taxi series of photos I took while visiting in the Caribbean, I often start out with just the basic structure or feel of the photo and then my imagination takes over. This house was behind a run down church and not that near to the ocean, but I liked the look of this poor old house. I thought it needed some life, so I added the cat.

Dual Purple Water Lilies

5" x 9" • oil/wrapped canvas • $ 50

Lazy Day in the Caribbean

16" x 20" • oil/wrapped canvas • $600

This painting is based on one of the photos I took from a rapidly moving taxi on the Caribbean island of Tortola. When I say rapidly, I mean it's a good thing I had a high speed setting available on my camera! The roads are very curvy and dangerous and they drive pretty fast. It wasn't the kind of situation where I could ask the driver to stop so I could take a picture because most of the time there wasn't room to stop!

Aren't I a Handsome Devil?

6" x 6" • oil/canvas • $ 90

Macaws are one of my favorite subjects to paint. The combination of such vibrant colors is a magnificent sight to me and I never get tired of painting them!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Paradise Cove

Oil/Canvas • 16"x 20"• NFS

This painting was based on a photo I took near Zijuantenejo, Mexico. My friend and I had rented a jeep and pulled off the road and found this great little cove. It looked so peaceful and inviting and I hope that comes through in the painting.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer Kitchen

12"x 16" • Giclee $60

The original painting was based on a photo I saw in a magazine. The only thing I used from the picture was the woman and her stone tortilla making tools. I invented the rest of the surroundings with the window, table, fruit, pots, peppers, plants etc.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dewey the Dachshund

10" x 10" • Oil/Wrapped Canvas • SOLD

This was a commissioned piece and I was happy how it turned out. Dewey is in Doggy Heaven chasing rabbits and "Maureen" wanted to do something special for her husband on their anniversary. She was very pleased and I hope her husband was too!