Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Birthday Boys Seasides & Trees

I really thought I could get away with no one remembering my birthday. Alas, ESPN sports radio sent me an e-card wishing me happiness. How does that even happen?  Not even Facebook knows this guarded secret. Well, I guess the cat's out of the bag so you might as well sign on and send cards and gifts. Here's to wishing you all well on this special day the Lord has made. Enjoy the pics of these new paintings.  Check out the link to my Facebook page and eBay and Etsy sale pages. Send workshop and commission inquiries to

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Toned Canvas Cloudscape Marshland Joy

Here's a few pics of this new marshland Cloudscape called Xanthor Sky.  I wanted to show the dark toned canvas I started with.  After lightly sanding the gessoed  prepared canvas panel I added a dark acrylic gesso as the final ground to be painted on with the oil paints.  I will demo this technique at the April workshop in Baja.  Stay tuned for info. on an upcoming workshop in Az. or Calif. There's been a bit of interest that way so we'll see if we can't get some more friends painting away their idle hours.  Check out the latest paintings on sale here