A Tree Icon

•June 12, 2011 • Leave a Comment
Icon Tree

An Icon of a Tree

Weddings are when I think of the tree of life. In preparation for each tree portrait, I focus my attention on the wedding couple. This wedding was in a Russian Orthodox church.


10,000 BC

•December 31, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Sunset on a winter's day in New Mexico.

Here’s “North Mountain” in the San Pedros, New Mexico… as it would have appeared at sunset on a snowy winter day in 10,000 BC.

Proud 101

•October 21, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Art is like knowledge. Let’s share, inspire, teach, and motivate! I’m proud to be an art mentor. Check out my friend’s blog: http://jasonandthegoldenpose.wordpress.com/2010/10/15/naked-networking/

A Lazy Afternoon

•February 13, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Certain days remain intact as jewels in the memory. Years ago, I was invited out to a family farmstead in the Danish countryside. We, the younger city generation, lolled about in the garden, drinking rose hip tea and channeling the artsy in us. This is the drawing I produced that afternoon. The house is a traditional thatch roof farmhouse with two wings, or lengths.  Many farms have four lengths surrounding a courtyard.

Danish Farmhouse, pen on paper, 8 x 10

Artwork for My Cookbook

•February 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I was looking through my artwork and I found these to use for my soon to be written cookbook.

Eggplant and Green Onions, watercolor, 8 x 12

Mushrooms and an Onion, watercolor, 8 x 12

A Breakthrough in Color

•February 9, 2010 • 2 Comments

This friend is my cover girl and one of my biggest cheerleaders… making this a fun portrait to paint. This painting was done with only four tubes of paint. The warmth is created by the exclusion of blue.

Jacquette with Feather Earring, oil on canvas, 12 x 8

Enough Soul to Paint Abstract

•February 9, 2010 • Leave a Comment

As a figurative and representational artist, it’s always been harder for me to paint what I cannot see. That said, if someone or something is in front of me, I can see so much more than what is evident. This painting called, “Under the Elms” is a wedding gift and a tribute to my grandparents who survived WWII. It is an abstract, of sorts, because the recipient likes abstract modernist art. I aim to please.

Under the Elms, acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8