Wednesday, April 30, 2008


5" x 7" Oil on mounted canvas.
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We have quite a few trillium scattered around our property. They seem to like moist shady areas. The white blooms shine out in the gloom. My wife says they are a sign for the Trinity; they are at least a friendly 3 leaf plant compared to that other one that likes the shade. I'm glad we have the trillium rather than poison ivy.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pear Portrait #2

5" x 7" Oil on mounted canvas.
$75 - shipping to US included.

Pears are a classic still life subject because they have such a nice interesting shape. This one also had a little red blush on its side. I decided to paint a quarter-sized version at the same time as the larger one. They seem to make a nice pair...

I'm serious, there are two, see:

Friday, April 18, 2008

Hot Pepper Salsa

10" x 8" Oil on mounted canvas.
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After trying these peppers in some pasta sauce, I think the ingredients here would make very hot salsa. This painting was made with a little different process. I did a complete under-painting on one day and painted over it with various semi-transparent colors the next day. It was not really a full "old masters" style painting since the under-painting was not completely dry and the colors were not to the transparent glaze state. I'm probably just an alla prima artist at heart.

Friday, April 11, 2008

UFO ( Unidentified Flying Onion )

10" x 8" Oil on mounted canvas.
In Private Collection,
Seattle, Washington

When I saw this onion hovering over the cutting board last night, I just knew I had to capture its eerie levitation. I believe it was coming in for a landing.