Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Portraits of Animals

I've been requested to post some of my animal portrait commissions. Enjoy!

"Angus" McPhee

                                                     "Gabby" Chadwick

                                                    "Teddy & Cami" West

                                                      "Peetie & Daisy" Smith

                                                           "Alfie" Knight

                                                      "Saint George" Smyth

Plein air sketch of random grazing cow I call "Bob"(-ette?)

Plein air painting of "Sheila & Bernie" von Cowpye

                                              Texas Longhorn "BEVO" Mahoney

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Birthday Bouquet!

I did this painting of one of my Mom's floral arrangements while visiting her in Marin. She has a talent for flower arranging which began with her job at the infamous Podesta Baldocchi florist in San Francisco on Grant Street. That's the flower shop Tippi Hedren stopped by in Hitchcock's  movie "The Birds".  I painted it specifically for the "Birthday" challenge on It was a challenge to paint a birthday wish to artist Carol Marine posted by her husband, David. Aaaawwww.
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Damaged Goods!

Our U.S. Postal Service. Ugh. This painting was bought by a woman in Quincy, MA. She received this mangled mess from the USPS. Always insure!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

View of Sausalito

This is the second painting I did during our painting session at Seminary Drive.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Plein Air painting in Marin

Last Sunday was my Mother's birthday. We spent the week hiking and painting in Marin along with on-going birthday meals. I had a hard time keeping up with her. Here are some of the highlights:

Plein air painting near Seminary Drive. 
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We experienced the fantastic recycled garbage sculptures of sea life at the Marine Mammel Center in Sausalito.

Hiking with "The Wednesday Wanderers"

Monday, August 15, 2011

Out of town

This is a painting from my NYC series. I'm on vacation for a week beginning tomorrow. I won't post during that time, but I will paint everyday and post next Tuesday. Click here to bid on this painting.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Strolling in Soho

I've painted a series of small oil sketches of New York. I did this one a month ago. I'm posting it now because I'm having "camera issues" trying to get a decent shot of my daily paintings. This is a temporary snag as I get used to posting a painting a day.
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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Reflections on a pond

While I'm waiting to take a decent photo of my daily painting so I can post it, I'm posting this studio painting for today's blog.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Last of the Antique Finds

This is the last of the finds at the antique warehouse. Most of it's junk. I loved the deep dark gray of this set of teacups. Click here to bid on this painting.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Antique Finds - Duck Decoy

Finally, here's the duck decoy. Tomorrow is the last of the "antique-finds" series ... there's nothing else that I want to paint. It's all junk! Click here to bid on this painting.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Race Is On.

I worked on this sailing painting today along with the duck decoy I promised, however, I didn't get a good photo of the decoy, so I will post it tomorrow. Meanwhile, enjoy time on the bay.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I tried a painting of an old duck decoy I found at the antique warehouse. The painting was a dud, so I scrapped it. I'm posting an older painting today while I try again on the decoy painting. I hope to post it tomorrow.