Friday, August 26, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"Fuzzy Dice 56" daily painting

This little devil took forever...three days, actually. Instead of a daily I'm going to call it a thraily. I could have painted a full-size watercolor in the same amount of time. Any of you who do miniatures have my deepest sympathies. Painting small is much harder than large. "Fuzzy Dice 56" oil on canvas, 6"x 8" This one is SOLD , but you can find others at DailyPaintworks

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

"I coulda had a V-8" daily painting

I'm back painting cars again. Thought I'd do a few quick oils first before tackling some larger watercolors. I've got about 10 images selected. Now, to find the time. "I coulda had a V-8"Oil on gallery-wrap canvas, 8"x 6" Available at DailyPaintworks

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Etude #4 Sunset Reflections daily painting

I just love the sunsets here. Can't paint them enough. "Sunset Reflections" 5"x 7" oil on Raymar panel. Available at Daily Paintworks
Also available as a free online puzzle

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sunflower to be published in book on Joy

My watercolor "Sunkissed" has been selected for inclusion in a book about joy written by Mary O'Connor. The book's working title is Five-Star Joy, a Travel Guide to the Best Places for Finding Joy. My image will be used for the profile of a woman who used gardening and the joy of sunflowers to deal with incarceration and other obstacles in her life. The book gives inspiration and ideas on how to find joy. Mary is a poet and published author and also paints in watercolor. She is currently seeking a publisher for the book on joy. You can read more about her at
"Sunkissed" 10"x 10" watercolor on Arches #300 cold press.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Etude #3 "Mountain Lake" daily painting

This place was a beautiful lake alongside a bike path in Coeur d'Alene Idaho. I rode 60 miles in two days along this path. It's called the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes bike path and follows the Union Pacific Railroad's right-of-way. What a beautiful trip. "Mountain Lake" 5" x 7" on Raymar panel. Available at Daily Paintworks

Saturday, August 13, 2011

"Sunset Palms" daily painting

The latest in my series of little landscape studies. I have so many ideas for paintings in my head. It's so nice to be able to get them quickly on paper...or in this case, panel...and still have time to work on larger pieces each day. "Sunset Palms" oil on Raymar panel 7"x 5"   SOLD  Click HERE to work a jigsaw puzzle of this piece.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jigsaw puzzle of my art

I've created an electronic jigsaw puzzle of my "Heaven is a '57" watercolor. Click HERE to go to the puzzle. It's easy to create your own profile and make puzzles of your art. Thanks Tom Brown for sharing this puzzle link. The site keeps track of how many people solve each puzzle. I just noticed that 82 people have solved my puzzle in the first hour of posting. Fastest solve was 2 minutes 5 seconds.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"Deserted Isle" daily painting

The art of fun....or should it be.... the fun of art. I'm trying something completely different. I bought a ton of little 5" x 7" Raymar panels and am trying some quick studies. Since I took 7 years of French I'm going to call them etudes. All those lessons finally put to some use. For this landscape I used very liquid washes of oil and really enjoyed the freedom. Just made the scene up and called it quits after 20 minutes. Using a small panel instead of a stretched canvas removes some of the angst of feeling that you have to create a detailed masterpiece every time. This was very relaxing and satisfying. "Etude 1 Deserted Isle" oil on panel 5"x 7" Available at Daily Paintworks

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Head On ('57 Chevy)

I started this painting two years ago. Finally decided to finish it this week. Sometimes you just have to be in the mood. So, there is hope for unfinished work. Watercolor 21"x 16"on 300# Arches cold press. If you like it you can vote for it in the August BoldBrush Painting Competition.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"Along for the Ride" daily painting

Had fun with this one. How can you not smile when looking at these little duckies? "Along for the Ride" 6"x 8" oil on canvas. Available at DailyPaintworks

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Tea Tart daily painting

I redid the background on this painting 4 times. I didn't like the first three attempts. As I wiped off the 3rd attempt it took on sort of a tea-stained look which I liked, hence the title "Tea Tart" Oil on canvas, 6"x 8" Available at Daily Paintworks