Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Field of Red Poppies - o/c 20.5" x 25"


Another original landscape in the series created from memories traveling throughout Provence when fields are covered with poppies.

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Field of Bluebonnets - o/c 21" x 25"


How lovely is a carpet of royal and bold-blue colored wild flowers growing upon the rolling hills of Texas in spring? They are especially unique too. Bluebonnets grow no where else in the world.

Upon further research of these flowers, I came across an historic quote.  "The bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland, the cherry blossom to Japan, the lily to France, the rose to England and the tulip to Holland."  These are words one never could forget.

The oil painting is simply titled "Field of Bluebonnets" and considered first in the original series of these flowering fields.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Iris and Daffodils - o/c 20.5" x 25"

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Vivid colors are bountiful with iris and daffodils in spring.  How inviting is this landscape painting for the viewer to imagine walking among these flowers?

Friday, January 12, 2018

Winter Snow Morning - o/c 19.5" x 22.5"


"Winter Snow Morning" is a recently completed painting depicting the architecture of trees gathered in the forefront of the distant horizon. The application of white, gray, brown and icy blue -- the orphans of the color spectrum conveys tranquility.  Bright yellow hues of the early morning sun barely showing herself, draws one's eye and imagination into the start of a new day.

English Garden Border - o/c 29" x 33"

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Throughout my years traveling, many of the estates visited in England have some of the most beautiful "borders" created around their gardens. Often stone or brick, or very high coiffured hedges, I've found none of them to give one an impression of being confined. This particular one is rather more serene in it's design, yet the blue doors are inviting with boxwoods balanced in front, and barren trees dusted with snow.

I have always enjoyed the cycles of the four seasons, yet during winter, I prefer to create my landscape paintings as "unspoiled and pristine."


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Early Moonrise - o/c 19.5" x 22.5"


I have created numerous paintings in oil of landscapes with a full moon in morning and evening in order to portray tranquility during that time of day. 

In "Early Moonrise" above, no breeze whispers to pass, so the distant river is without ripples.  Over decades, a section of the river has overflowed dividing the tree lined ridge, causing a stream to cascade downward. The moon, full and bright, is reflected in the water and provides atmospheric realism to my classical landscape painting.

All other "moonscapes" have been acquired, and this painting, recently completed after weeks of work in my studio, will be available for viewing by end of March.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Early Morning Winter - o/c 19.5" x 22.5"


"Early Morning Winter" completed after weeks of working in my studio and returning to sketches and notes for specific details. Early rising required to maintain truth with the various colors in the sky and at the horizon while the light seemingly changes every second.

Yet all this, is worth the time spent as the painting breaths life within and promises the gift of a new day.