Friday, August 26, 2016

Plastic Wisdom, The owl and the Pussy Cat

As the journey continues, Babybear meets a plastic owl who is giving words of wisdom.
Plastic wisdom like believing in commercials and media hype. Not exploring and learning the wise ways form wise sources.
This painting is 22" x 28" and is an oil on canvas and is still in progress.
I'm really enjoying creating light with color .



Dragon Dream continues The night before the journey

Did some work on the night before the journey. Dreaming of Dragons..."Dragon Dream"
Not completely satisfied with the way this painting has turned out...but it is one of many to be painted.

So here it is.




Sunday, August 14, 2016

The night before the journey

Baby Bear rests peacefully before he begins his journey the next day...dreaming about Dragons


"Dragons generally symbolize power and grandeur, but Eastern versions view dragons as benevolent, lucky and wise, while their Western counterparts associate them with malice and trickery. In many cultures, the dragon's fierce, majestic presence makes it a symbol of virtuous qualities, such as bravery, intelligence and ambition".

This is a small painting   9" x12" oil on Canvas . Not complete.   I seem to say not complete a lot.
But they do get completed...this is the process.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Journey.....Baby Bear, my cat scoping out the journey

Getting close to being finished.  Tomorrow last touches...perhaps some distant birds.
Amping up the colors. Contrasts of warm and cool. This is being created on some unstretched canvas.

That's quite a journey Baby Bear is considering. Leaving the cool shadows and safety of home, through the open valleys unto the mountains...and many unknowns.

Here it is.."The Journey" oil on canvas.




Saturday, July 30, 2016

Some new Paintings in the works.  A Mother and Child....living at the San Diego Safari Park .
Strange to see a mother and child on display...She was looking for quiet . Finally at one point she got up with baby in tow to a quiet place around a corner. Food was being droped in from above the enclosure.  Strange when you think about it this way. We're told this is to educate us....sure does.


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And then there's Baby Bears journey...across the great divide over yonder........

In progress.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Something different Ocean and Sailboat

This is a commission I just completed for a home on the beach. Working conditions were superb. I was painting on a wall with slider glass doors facing the ocean.   I had fun.




Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Conrad the mountain lion

In his den away from the mid afternoon heat is Conrad the mountain lion.

I'm trying to hold onto subtle. Just like the word is spelled so is the challenge to keep this painting subtle. I want to jump in and create great contrast instead I am edging on grays. Trying to keep mud at bay. A little mud can't hurt.
So here's the painting in the process