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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"Farmhouse Road"

15" x 30"  oil  $450.00 framed

In Pevina, Italy at a generational Italian farmhouse, we were priveleged to stay for 2 nights in the original home.  It was hot and sunny, but the owners were filled with grand hospitality.  Their vineyards supplied the wine, their hogs the meat.  The spaghetti, olive oil, and sauce were all home made.  They invited all their relatives, children, the locals, the police chief and the pregnant family dog.  We spoke no Italian.  They spoke no English, but we can never forget the joy of the meals and the beauty of the land shared.

Monday, January 28, 2013

"Aiden"

11" x 10"  watercolor   SOLD

There is nothing like the thrill of painting a child.  It is like a little bit of heaven entrusted to your every brushstroke.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

"Power Built"

10" x 11"  watercolor  SOLD

My grandson, Brayden has the look of business, honesty, integrity and is debonaire for his youth.   He will do great things!

Monday, January 21, 2013

"Happy Papavers"

8" x 10"  watercolor  SOLD

As the masking fluid spilled onto the tablecloth, I thought to myself, "better get that up quickly before it dries," and I dripped what liquid I could into the bottle.  Next I grabbed a piece of paper and laid it over the rest of the wet masking. 
I let that paper dry and painted around the masking, making delicate flower and leaf patterns.  When I pulled the dried masking off, I had a beautiful, loose, lacey rendition of lovely flowers.  I added a few strokes and leaves and stems. Once in a while the worst condition works out!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

"Apple on Tile"

5" x 5"  watercolor $20.00

Chunky, crunchy red fuji apple on tile is about to get devoured now that it has been painted.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

"Paint Pot and Garlic"

4" x 5"  watercolor    $25.00 

Small simple objects find their way into paintings before the midnight hour.  

Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

"Angel and Winter Roses"

11" x 10.5"  watercolor   $55.00

Angels spend some of their precious time bringing color to the winter landscape, by strewing roses on the crisp white snow.  Then they waft away and wait for the collectors to come and exclaim in surprise over the treasure they have found.    

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

"Snowflakes in the Aspen Forest"

22" x 30"  original acrylic on canvas, framed   $350.00

Visit the aspen forests of Colorado in the winter and you will see drifts of snow packed around stark naked trees like frosting.  The contrast is stunning.  The absence of sound except for the crackle of ice in the air and the feeling of freshness inspire a God moment.
  I have added a bit of fine sparkle, but it does not show up in this painting.