I painted this several years back and sold it, so I went to the owners house and took this photo. This was taken from my own original photograph of Turtle Creek, showing afternoon sun coming towards us, looking west. One of my few works showing reflections in water, really enjoyed painting this one, from the subject to my emulated end. turtlecreek (2)
Oil on linen, 24×36

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Turtle Creek

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Got Grapes Too!

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This is one I finally finished, grapes are difficult to paint and been working on this for some time now. I am going to have it framed so I will be forced toleave it alone, but this time I captured a photograph before placing it under glass.

Mixed Media on paper, circa 22 x 18

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Acrylic on canvas 18x24

Acrylic on canvas 18×24

Portrait of a lady, depending on ones definition, that’s no lady and that’s not my wife?

Practice makes perfect and in order to improve my portrait work I need to paint more portraits…I prefer only ones which catch a mood and as most of my work I paint for the challenge of it.

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Thats no Lady!

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Custom Redwood oil

Custom Redwood oil

This is a custom redwood painting selected from one of my photos. There is something very special about Redwood trees, a soft quietness of nature. I grew up around redwoods and worked for a time in their presence, one can only feel honored to have had the opportunity.

18×24 oil on canvas.

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Nevada Run 30x36 acrylic on panel

Nevada Run 30×36 acrylic on panel

After having gone through Nevada, I thought of a stagecoach going along route 66 and decided I would attempt to paint one. The hills are from my minds eye, while I looked at different photos off the web for the coach.

As painting go, it is a large one at 30×36.

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Nevada Run

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Sunset sans palms

This oil on canvas was an exercise in dry brush technique. After seeing all the sunsets on Don Charismas site mine seems marginal, I did not place the palm trees in because it diversifies potential location. It was fun using the dry brush technique using medium and layering.

Oil on Canvas 18×24

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Hawain Sunset sans Palm Trees

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Tree of Life

I find it amusing I complained about acrylics previously here, but this is one of my favorite works which just happens to be acrylic, I feel as the hypocrite. This was painted from my minds eye and done with pallet knife and brush. I wanted to see how I could use a dark background with contrasting values. I am very pleased with the results.

You know it is strange, as I bring out and almost organize my paintings here on this blog it inspires me to do more work. It seems I forget some of my works as time goes by, so this is a good way of prodding me into doing more work.

Acrylic on canvas circa 18×24

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The Tree of Life

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