Sep 29, 2007

Catharsis Series

Slash sold

Red sold


Words To Forget sold

Hansa sold

not for sale

Again and Again
All are 24" x 20", oils
available through the artist

There are many people in the world who think God is dead, but I am not one of them. He got me through a hard time, and these paintings were the end product.

Sep 9, 2007

Newport, Oregon: Kite Flying @ Dusk

12" x 14 1/2" oil on birch panel


I was in Oregon for a while. In the evening I snapped this photo of a family flying a kite; it was so windy - I mean, blow-your-clothes-right-off windy. I was surprised the little boy holding the kite didn't disappear.

I am glad I didn't paint the line between the kite and the boy holding the kite. For some reason, the painting works better with the line being implied.

After Friedrich III: A Figure Considering the Tide

24" x 34" oil on linen

Caspar David Friedrich was a German painter who did large, melancholy scenes, sometimes with a teeny figure in the foreground. He was my inspiration behind this abstract piece.

Koi and Crocus

24" x 17 1/2", oils

I painted this outside on a bright, sunny day. I wanted to set my easel up outdoors to paint such a botanical piece. It was a lot of fun. I used the oils in a very washy, wet way and so the painting has many interesting "watermarks" in the paint strokes.

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