Dec 19, 2014

"Roasted & Ready"

                                           6x6 oil on wood "everything red"


As much as I love painting I love cooking.  There is an interesting correlation between the two.  Each needs to be planned and figured out as to what comes first, the coloring or the look of the presentation and then  what it is going to be presented on so the palate and eyes can feast.  So much to think about, but for now, its back to the kitchen, I mean studio... 

See you on the next corner.


 

 

Dec 17, 2014

"HIGH SURF"

                                                                6X6 oil on wood

Just another fantastic day in Laguna Beach...  This is one of the storms that  past through making great waves  rumbling the shores along the coast.   Love paintings theseThe problem is there are so many subjects to choose from.  OK! Back to the easel, time is a wasting.  See you around the next corner.

Dec 16, 2014

South San Clemente


                                           6x6 / oil on wood / "horizon line"


After a long time I have returned to my skies.  I suppose I never really left them, I say that for I felt they danced in the background of my thoughts.  It was like an almost nu-audible voice saying paint me.  So! Hello again, the series continues..
                        

Dec 10, 2014

"NOW WATER"


With snow coming down I drove in silence.  The muffled sound of the road let my thoughts melted away like the snow flakes turning to droplets only to vanish and return again; and to think!  All this took place in my imaginary reality staring at a blank canvas.

This painting is 20x20 For questions a simple email at:schwartzart@earthlink.net

Dec 3, 2014

"FIRST RAIN"


My challenge is two fold; first is picture the right subject, second is to get the right drops to make a total image.  Sometimes everything comes together in one photo but even with that I always add or subtract things giving the rhythm I am looking for to make my painting work.
  This painting is in oils on a 30x12 inch canvas gallery wrapped

Nov 14, 2014

"L.A. BOUND"


                                        "L.A. BOUND" / UP CLOSE & PERSONAL

Funny how lost I got with ear-buds plugged into my head and wipers keeping in time to the music, made an hours drive seem like a blink.... I had to stop and think, did I run any lights, did I do anything foolish?  Coming up to the next stoplight gave me time to look out of my windshield and take in the rain and bright-lights. I love this kind of night.

This painting is 14x14x1.5" on canvas    

Nov 6, 2014

"Long Beach"

                                                   "long beach" 14x14 oil


Continuing on the series "Up Close & Personal" this is yet another.  With the light diminishing setting at a stop light it was perfect.  One shot with my iPhone and I was on my way with another image to be painted.

Nov 5, 2014

"Santa Monica"

                                                     "santa monica" 14x14

This is one of an ongoing series of paintings about light, rain and what happens when camera focus's on just the drops of water.  For me it is a magical moment both to see and then paint.   Stay tuned for more.  

Oct 14, 2014

"NO TRAFFIC"

                    
                          "oil on wood size: 6x6x1.5 inch. get it now for $160 + s/h

 Knowing this was going to be a wonderful sunset I pull off on the shoulder kicking up gravel and dust.   I shut the engine, get out of my van and head out about 50 yards into the darkening desert.   After a time I found a place to get this shot.  I knelt down using these two posts of what was left of a fence protecting a long forgotten covered up hole in the ground.  Anyway, they made for a nice composition for this crazy artist out on the highways.
Tell next time.  Catch ya on the way back.