Thursday, June 29, 2017

Red Poppies In Provence - o/c 20.75" x 24.75"


Gentle rolling hills outside of Aix-en-Provence on the drive to Mont Sainte-Victoire (Cezanne's Mountain) with clusters of vivid red poppies among the gnarly trees.

"Red Poppies in Provence" is the latest in the titled series of work. Painted from memories, I embellish the glorious landscape of these flowers within the blades of grass.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Early Moonrise - o/c 19.75" x 22.75"


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 II - o/c 19.75" x 22.75"


Second in the series of landscape paintings titled "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.