Thursday, December 17, 2009

Some time has past and some new paintings have been created

Wow time flew by on me.
I have been working. Trying to get value, tone and color right.
It's certainly challenging. I was handed a new vocabulary with it comes the responsibility of defining it...applying it to my work. This might take some time but invariably I will succeed.
With that said here are some new works.

The first piece, the nude is a study and not yet complete and I'm still working on the cowboy piece which is from a photo I took while vacationing in Borrego Springs with my family this past fall. The saucy cigarette yielding woman is an Ode to Vargas. The bottom piece is a study in mood. The White duck was created with compliments to the Wild Animal park and is from a photo I took this summer.

Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Getting ready and more paintings to show

Oh I've been busy. Busy getting ready for my reception Sunday Oct. 18th at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe Gallery in Vista, California.

Looks like Nancy Conney with Sky Hunters will be coming to the reception...bringing a raptor or 2. Sky Hunters is a Bird of prey education/rescue center. We Hope to raise some awarness and much needed funds for her organization .

So for those of you coming I look forward to seeing you and those that can't make it the exhibition will be up through the month of October and ending Nov 1 2009 so please come by and see.

Above are some new paintings.

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Couple of more Paintings

" The Kings Throne" is a 30 x24 inch oil of a young lion at the Wild Animal Park here in
San Diego.
" The Lone Ranger" is a 20 x 24 inch oil of a Carlsbad, California beach goer.

Hope you enjoy.

I am preparing for a one woman show this October at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe Gallery in Vista , Ca. I've just placed a couple of pieces in a Phantom Gallery in Carlsbad and I have a few pieces at a place out in Temecula. Also I am preparing for the 2009 Wildlife juried show in November at the Foothills Gallery in La Mesa. In between I continue my class's at the Watts Atelier and paint almost everyday. HOORAY.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Cheetahs....Time out

Here's a new oil 30" x 40"

I took photos of the cheetahs at the Wild Animal they are

"The stop watch"
....Time out

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Stuff

I've been really busy painting and I've neglected my blog. Let's see if I can get caught up.

New techniques.. Burnt umber pickout and new palettes..Zorn, Warm Cool primary and transparents.

More to follow soon. I just installed a new painting in a clients home today and hung a couple more paintings in a Phantom Gallery in Carlsbad. I'll be doing a demonstration thursday evening between 5:30 and 8:30 pm on Grand ave in Carlsbad.
Also have 3 paintings hanging in Acapella in Temecula.
I continue to study at Watts Atelier in Encinitas and am very pleased with the results.
Currently I am working on a few very large painting of 2 cheetahs I had the pleasure of photographing at the wild animal park.
More photos soon.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bird Bath in the pumpkin patch painting

We have a fabulous garden this year. Tomatoes,avocados, eggplant, peppers, dill, basil, spearmint,macadamia nuts, oranges,blackberries, blueberries, grapes,kale, carrots and a birdbath. Lot's of nests. Oppps did I forget pumpkins and gourds.

So here's a small gathering in our yard.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Oil Painting Progress

It's been awhile. But I have been working.

Okay I finished the study "Plunder of Many Horses" by Z S Liang ,here it is above.

Started a few new pieces.... Cricket, my kitty.
More to come

Friday, June 5, 2009

Working on Recreating a Master's work

Here's the latest. This painting is still on the easel.

It's a study of a portion of a painting "The Horse Plunder" by Z S Liang.

Just got a really large canvas and am planning a possible horse montage....

Monday, May 18, 2009

Wild Animal Park Ducks

Recently a friend of mine and I went to the Wild Animal park in San diego. We had a fabulous time. Took lots of photos.

We came upon a large pond with sooo many kinds of ducks/water birds and my gosh the reflections in the water.

So here's the first painting....possibly the only because by accident my significant other deleted all my photos.......

Well I will take more photos....

This painting is not complete.

Friday, May 15, 2009

An Ode to Sargent

Here's a new piece I've just completed.

It's a copy of a Sargent painting. I'm working on portraits and thought he might be one to learn from.

Hope you like it

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Time pass's and some new creations become

I've been busy.

Finished a fun mural for a soon to be new baby girls room. The mural is a baby mermaid marine life composition.

Finished a piece for the Oceanside Humane Society's Gala Event fund raiser, May 9. Two horse's grazing in Tall Grass. Okay so I changed this piece... the top image is the most recent

Started a new oil painting workshop.

I'm also preparing for a Gallery Walk, May 1, from 5 - 8 pm in downtown Carlsbad. I will have my work displayed at Chandler's Gallery Boutique at 538 Grand Ave. Carlsbad. So come on by.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Another of my masked series

This one is called "You Can't Have Him".........

It's a small piece 12" x 16" done in oil. The 3rd in my masked series. Working on completeing 7 - 10 pieces in this series by October.

Next week I paint a mural inside a home.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Here's the beginning of a new piece..peace

My gosh I've been busy.
Suppose it has something to do with tax season.

In any event the abovepainting is the next of my masked series. It's not done yet but will be soon.

This piece is 24 x 36 and larger then the first masked series painting which is 18 x24. Both pieces are painted in oil.

Okay so here it is. Enjoy, please.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Creativity Continues

I've been pretty busy.

Painting and Painting.

Working on some local ocean scenes and the ballerina, which is still in progress.

Got a few more commissions. This is so wonderful.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

More painting being painted

in process, a new beginning

Currently I am working on several pieces at a
time as I find that oil painting encourages such action. I am enjoying the prospecting from one journey to the next.
My mind is filled with so many ideas that this is as the saying goes a perfect way to get them down on paper.

Tomorrow I will begin yet another painting. This will be a ballerina.

In any event I'd like to share with you so here are some of my advancements/journeys.

Did I forget to mention I am also working on quite a few commissions.

almost done.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Today's Painting Advancements??!!

Well I'm working it.

Amongst mixed achievements and contradictory failures a painting is born.
I know this all takes time and I'm actually enjoying the growing pains,as pleasant and unpleasant as they may be.

So here they are still in progress. Not quite ready for total public consumption....but enough for a taste.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Another new painting

I'm learning that oil painting takes time. One must be patient and let the paint dry.... enough to continue to work on it so colors won't compromise each other... turn into mud.

So I work on a few pieces at a time.

Here's a new one. The current model in my workshop is a armour clad man.

The model actually designs renaissance gear.... mail, leather ware and archery goods.

It's going to take some time for me to really get his armour to shine but I will get there. I've already put aside my first "attempt", painting and started this one.

So here he is Mr. Loveduck Leather
I will go out into the studio this afternoon and continue my quest.

Monday, February 2, 2009

New Ideas New Images

Today I have decided to start a new series. It will be called the Masked series.
Please check out my old posts for more works I've completed in the near past. Click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this post.

I'm going to have some fun here and paint people and animals masked.

So here's the first one. I started working on it this morning and am using oil paint on wood. I may add some gold leafing toward the end.. we'll see

It's not done yet...

Saturday, January 31, 2009

A little bit of this a little bit of that

I've attached some photos for your perusal.

Couple of pets done on tile.

A painting in progress

A lone Cat walk

and of course my sweet Ginger Baby.

Okay so I'm still working on my Japaneese Lady and have simataneously gone off to other worlds.

The "Lone Cat Walk" done in acrylics on canvas .

There's been some drawing going on.

Couple of Pet Portraits on tile. I do quite a bit of these.
Getting ready to paint a mural in a new home for a new baby's room..... this will be fun.

Monday, January 26, 2009

First painting semi nude

Okay Here is the first painting I am working on in my new workshop.

Not a animal or pet. A beautiful japaneese model in traditional kimono with fan.

Here's the start of the painting.... not done yet ..soon
I will complete this painting by the end of the week.
I'm working in oil and loving it. Mostly I have worked in acrylic and pencil.
Time to go t0 my studio...

Sunday, January 25, 2009

There will be a painting or drawing created

My plan is this:

Each day I will touch a pencil or brush to paper or canvas and create.

I will track my acomplishments as small or large as they may be . At the end of the day I will lay my head comfortably on a pillow with a feeling of acomplishment.
After the recent loss of my Ginger man.....(14 1/2 year old red head kitty) to cancer I am more determined then ever to make my goal.

To see more of my work go to

Here's a recap of my most recent acomplishments:

Activities of Late

I am currently attending a Oil painting Workshop painting from a live model in period costume ex. 1800’s
Studying under artist Meadow Gist at the Watts Atelier in Encinitas.

Just completed a commission for a client…acrylic painting of “Shape Shifter”
A woman becoming a lioness and have also started a new commission with the same client

I Completed 4 pet portraits for 4 different clients. The Mohnacky animal hospital is one of the clients.

Entered a juried Wildlife in Art 2008 show . Was accepted and won the G Schlesier award.

Commission by Lions Tigers and Bears a big cat rescue in San Diego to do a painting of a
Couple of residence ( 2 Tigers)