Saturday, March 3, 2018



I decided to try my hand at some palette knife work, or as some would refer to it--painting knife work.  This is an oil painting on a 16" x 20" RayMar Canvas Panel.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


I painted this flower by using my usual glazing method.  That involves painting a complete, detailed, accurate, gray underpainting first.  Over that I applied many thin, glaze layers of paint, until I achieve the colors that I want for the rose.
 "Unfolding"...16" x 20" oil on Canvas

This composite of photos shows the stages of progress of this painting, from the drawing upon a lightly toned canvas, to the final glaze layer of color.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


I had a lot of fun painting this piece.  I painted this on a RayMar Linen Panel, and I used a photo that my son had taken of an illuminated river boat.  Trying to be a bit more "painterly", I used thicker paint, a bit larger brush, and I tried to only suggest the finer details.
 "River Boat"....16" x 20" oil on RayMar Linen Panel

Monday, May 1, 2017


This is a 16" x 20" oil on linen panel.  

I really enjoy painting more impressionistic paintings of night cityscapes.  These RayMar Linen panels are wonderful surfaces upon which to apply oil paint.

Sunday, January 15, 2017


I painted this because my other "sheep painting" met with such success.  However, this one got rejected in this year's Glendale Are Competition, at which the other sheep painting sold.  Stuff happens, as they say.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Wily Wasp

This is an oil painting that I painted on a linen canvas.  This painting just received a Best of Show at my art club's Fall show that was held in the West Valley Art Museum's Gallery in the Peoria City Hall in downtown Peoria, AZ.

"Wily Wasp"....16" x 20" oil on linen canvas

I began this painting by creating a very detailed, grisaille underpainting, upon which I then applied many thin glazes of color.

Thursday, April 7, 2016


I just sold this painting at the Glendale Art Competition, 2016.  It is 16" x 20" oil on canvas covered, RayMar Panel.

I used a combination of two photos, and a bit of imagination in painting this subject.

I made the young lamb just a tad whiter, and "pinker" than the mom standing next to it.  The mom's a bit more careworn and "stained" because of her years.  SOLD