a collection of daily paintings and drawings

Monday, June 29, 2015


 I spent last week painting outside, when it wasn't pouring rain. This has been a very damp June. I wanted to capture that hazy quality of the air on a humid day. In the first 2 paintings, I was lucky enough to catch a bit of sunshine peeking out from a cloud, or the clouds parting just as the sun was setting.
These 4 paintings were all started and finished at one sitting. I have several others that need a bit of touch up in the studio. I'm working on that ever elusive trait for plein air painting: loose brush strokes.

June 23
oil on linen  8 x 10"


June 24
oil on linen  5 x 7"


Kilarney Park (SOLD)
oil on linen  5 x 7

This was painted from a photo I took in Ireland in February.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

SWEET DREAMS daisy flower still life watercolor painting

I had a delightful dream last night (which nobody wants to hear about, I know) but I keep thinking about it, which leads me to other fantastic, fantasy adventures, which has kept a smile on my face all day. It occurred to me that our daydreams are one of the few things that bring delight without costing a cent.
To take the day and drive the coastal highway, ski the Swiss Alps, or lounge by a tropical sea wearing a bikini on your perfect body.
Have lunch with a departed loved one, a faraway friend, or an admired hero.
See yourself dancing like a pro by the light of the moon.
A world and beyond of possibility can take place;

Awe, wonder and magic;

In the mind.
So where will you allow your mind to take you today? Make it the trip of a lifetime. It's all yours. Have fun.
Sweet Dreams
watercolor  10 x 12"