Expressionist Zebras

After painting a small painting of two zebras for my granddaughter, I decided after working on the stripes it would be fun to do this much larger work in oil, a handicap I expected and knew would happen, is both black and white are slow colors to dry in oil paint. I decided not to do this in acrylic preferring the luminosity of oil

This is Oil on Canvas circa 35 inches by 30 inches

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Big Cat


After I painted the Rhino as one endangered species, I decided to paint the Tiger, apparently their habitat is in decline.

This is acrylic on canvas 3 x 4 feet, the size and colors make it eye catching. my attempted expressionist style, had a lot of fun painting this without a pallet and mixed my colors on the canvas. I found acrylics dry to fast on a pallet.

Three Eagles

I painted this early this summer, from a photo I liked so much and had to paint it. I usually like to paint from my own phones but I got this off the web. First bird painting I have done, for some time now I have been wanting to paint an owl, so maybe next time?  This is oil on canvas 18 x 24.

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Art of Issues

My support for the animals of this world is expressed in my rhino picture.  Apparenlty by osmosis and virtue of my subconscious, I created a work supporting my fellow humans and  doing this work, subconsciously… after the fact as the  work was done  I realized I had made this  abstract portal in a strange way showing black lives matter. I suppose in a very strange way.

I was experimenting on canvas with water color and  ink and pen, curious to see how ink and pen felt on canvas.   Sometimes mediums do not feel well on different surfaces.  As it turned out I liked the feeling and concocted this work.

BLM abstract

I had forgotten but had seen this picture and had downloaded  it to my picture files when  I had seen the below photo on the web.     As  controversy’s go we do seem to live in a violent society,  I am not attacking the police here, but the uncanny way this work developed seems to suggest our minds (mine especially) do work in strange ways. I find the visual  both compelling and the analogy amusing, I use the world amusing as the photo  impacted me in some way?


Running Rhino

Sometimes when I see a picture on the web or if I take the photo myself  … if I really like it for its composition, color content, movement I just cannot help myself and the Challenger is in and I must paint it or try. . Most of what I have painted has been like this, though all my abstracts came from my minds eye.

I saw the photo of the rhinoceros  running at the camera and I had to paint it, the colors and movement really caught my attention, it hit me like the Seabiscuit work I did several years back from a famous photo.

Recently I saw on Twitter where a person paid 350 K to kill a rhinoceros, which I find detestable, but money seems to buy just about anything. Anyway this painting is in memory of all the Rhinos killed for entertainment or their horns.  RIP all Rhinos and all animals killed for entertainment and not for food.

This oil on canvas 18 x 24 inches. Rhino3 Oil

Alla Premia

Alla Premia  16 X 20 oil on canvas. SOLD

Have been wanting to paint this for awhile now and I decided to go for it this afternoon, Alla Premia wet on wet for me one sitting painting, so much fun and I am happy with the results, I can further finish it when it drys, but then it is no longer Alla Preima, meaning at first attempt.

Asparagus and Artichokes (update)

As I watch the Republicans offer us great options for a better world and country, Trump people should know conservatives offer the solution, it is called freedom and liberty with religion as the guiding light.  Anyone who votes Democrat must not be a Christian and surely if they voted for Obama, they must be a heretic, Hillary in the last election was not my first choice, but then the Democratic Party is an oxymoron.    Differences between the two political parties are clear as mud, both want war with Iran, one wants to privatize  Social Security, one wants to privatize Medicare, one want states to have their rights back but the Democrats act as enablers while playing catchup. Least we forget repeal Obama Care (ACA)  and  how about that Benghazi there must be a  something hiding in there, today we have the Russians to fill the media with finger pointing. So states rights and the good Christian family value of discrimination can return.  Well one thing is both parties don’t have Louie Gohmert in the back ground for now. “Louie Gohmert says that Christians are America and are being persecuted and abused.”  I suppose along with dispersion’s on his asparagus.

One thing Democrats seem to be missing which happens to be a great advantage for the Republicans is a dreamy eyed fetish for Ayn Rand, though the establishment Democrats do seem to have a fetish for neoliberalism   Apparenlty for the Democrats  Ayn Rand worship  still in the closet for them, but is so hard to tell from their neoliberalism?

Let it be known Conservative family values are important to conservatives, you know…so the Koch Brothers can fulfill their well planned destiny… because we know corporations are people too.  Republicans have a huge advantage over Democrats because of their great choices of past mentors and presidents like Ronald Reagan, George Bush and compassionate people as guiding lights like Alan Greenspan and Dick Chaney lurking in the wings, always there  to guide them on. So now for the 2016 presidential election… today we see  exceptional  conservatives, gliding out front like angels from heaven,  working hard fighting for justice to be out front like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, well for now. but one can only dream of dispersion’s on his asparagus grabbing the helm.

Both parties are exactly the same, except the Republicans offer a better US, with religion as the bully pulpit. while Ayn Randy Greenspan plans to make society better by creating insecurity among the populous. Democrats need to catch up, they need Ayn Rand, neoliberalism is not doing it, plus Conservative Family Values  like the  Republicans offering  us compassionate Ayn Randism at its very best.

Asparagus and Artichokes


Spiritual Tsunami

The Mystic Horse Chronicle

Original painting from Westport Inn CA, artist not known Original painting from Westport Inn CA, artist not known

I walk along the water, challenging the waves to come my way, to take me by surprise. I wonder if some day I’ll be taken by a tsunami. I practice the idea of it, of surrendering to the water, asking it to be gentle with me, to protect me from the violence of large human constructs being tossed recklessly like children’s toys. I envision a soft swirl of water circling within itself enclosing me in its womb and carrying me through the chaos unscathed in body and soul, holding me captive without air until I reach my forever destination. Merging, merging, total surrender into the mystical journey.

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