Jun 23, 2014


As the sun kisses the hill top, stretching shadows till they give up letting the light surround  and revel all the beauty in color.  A new daybreak begins. 
This is a 6x6x1.5 inch oil on wood, ready t be varnished and presented to the world on July5th at the Festival of Artst

Jun 20, 2014


Not really sure how I come to this photo, but loving it enough to want to paint it.   Taking liberties I changed it enough to make it mine I set out on an interesting journey of colors.  I knew full well I would use this palette again.... So much more to learn, how exciting..
This is a 6x6x1.5 inch wooden varnished box.

Jun 19, 2014


Always a joy to go down to Balboa island and take some photos and maybe get one I would like to paint... Well! I did, I found this lonely little skiff  just bobbin in the water all tide up and no place to go.... I almost felt like taking it out but I refrained, oh well, I'll just stick to painting it.   This is a 6x6x1.5 inch oil on wood mounted to a varnished box ready for a wall in your home.  

Jun 13, 2014


                                                     6x6inch oil on wood

Hanging out in Santa Monica on a summers early evening makes for some naughty foods to eat.   You know!... Hotdogs, hotdogs on a stick, deep fried, yum...  Thus I go down every few years.  See, I love good bad foods, yes its a oxymoron but you get what I mean... 
This is painted on birch wood mounted to a 1.5 deep varnished box ready to hang. 

May 28, 2014

Final Painting

                                                              "I'M HOME!"
My final and last painting for this summers show was a long time in its making.   You see, I started months ago painting an idea I had for a night scene.   After working on it for three weeks I awoke when it was still dark and decided, "no", that is not what I want.  I painted over all that I had accomplished with this black & white landscape and the same thing happened again, another three weeks came to an end.    To give myself some space from whatever I was looking for, I worked on my small 6x6in studies on wood.   Photographing them I would save the images in my files.  In doing so I found a little painting I did some five years ago.  I stopped dead in my tracks and I knew this is what I was looking for.   I had found the subject and mood I so disparately needed.  Two months of frustrations melted away with each brushstroke as this 36x36 painting came to life.  It was then, I knew I was home at last. 

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May 15, 2014


 Visiting my Son, I drove around with him as he was conducting business.
 He was finding more outlets for his http://chefschwartz.blogspot.com/ So on this day I was kickback letting him do all the work and I was just able to enjoy his company.
All this was taking place in Minnesota.  Fantastic visual place for me to capture ideas for painting.  We had just turned a corner when there it was, "the corner Drug store"
A painting waiting to happen.  Only needed one photo and here you have the results.
This 6x6inch by 1.5" deep cradled varnished box painted in oil is ready for this summers greatest show here in Laguna Beach.   

May 13, 2014


Just a Sunday walk on the peninsula, camera in hand, letting my mind wonder and hoping something will catch my attention to do some more small painting.  I have been so caught up in working on large canvass, I lost my way with the small studies I so love to do.    Then there it was, the red gleaming in the sunshine.  I focused my camera, cropping all but this.  Click! I got what I needed...  This 6x6inch painting is on wood that has been mounted to a varnished box and is available with a simple email to ME 

May 3, 2014


So I'm in the market looking around for what ells to add to to nights dinner for four.
I'm making my dry rub roast chicken, roasted small red potatoes, a package of my sons "just-add-beer-bread" mix and I'm adding to that caramelized garlic.  It is all going to be good I must say, it was at that point of walking past the veggie part of the store and there they where, peppers, just what I needed, roast these puppies off and I'm good to go...    This painting is a 6x6x1.5inc square varnished box.

Apr 23, 2014


Heading down the 405 at 4:45.  Steady rain for the last 
hour.  Cars throwing up water.  My FM tuned to 95.5.
Me,  I'm just splash'in down the 405 at 4:45 .

oil on canvas, 36X60

Apr 1, 2014


I'm in the grocery store looking for something to cook, walking up and down the aisles, you  know... "Spark ones interest".  So I'm in the produce section, mouth watering with all the possibility's and my mind flips to paintings and all those possibility's.  I run back to my car, get the camera and I'm setting up things to paint.  The manager watching this craziness, then realizing I was safe walked off.  I got what I wanted both with photos for paintings but also a fine idea for dinner.  Pouched Salmon with a curry and brown sugar rub, thin slices of these peppers made over hot coals and roasted veggies served with ice cold Gazpacho and crusty beer bread from my sons company "Just-add-beer-bread"   Really good stuff I must say...
This painting is a 6x6 oil on mounted board to a varnished box ready for a wall.   

Mar 14, 2014



Sitting, I listened patiently to stories, never interrupting this most proper of ladies.  It gave me time to see her, maybe for the first time.  I looked deep into her eyes and thought of all that she has seen.  I listened to her words and the sound of her voice, sometimes trailing off in her thoughts.  It mattered not, it was just nice sitting, listening and having one more cup.  

This oil painting is painted on a 6x6x1.5 deep varnished wooden box...