Friday, November 28, 2008

Snowbound, 11 x 14 Oil

"Snowbound" is a 2006 painting of mine which I dug out to use for our Christmas Cards this year. I remember it like it was yesterday ........While I painted I imagined being in the cabin with a roaring fireplace. The sun is slowly fading behind the mountains. The outside air is frosty and bites my nostrils when I briefly step out to bring in more wood for the fire. Dinner is cooking on the stove and I am savoring life with a hot buttered rum. "This is perfect - life is good", I rumenate. I gaze through the frosty window and see a lone coyote tramping through the snow. Are you with me? I hope so! I so wanted to share this with you.
I have this framed in a rustic free form frame not shown. Framed it is priced at $499. For questions email me - And visit my website at Don't forget I have Gift Certificates available in any denomination AND I will personalize them with both you and the Giftee's name printed on them.
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Friday, November 14, 2008

"At Day's End", 11 x 14 Oil on Canvas

This painting is framed in a one of a kind rustic frame also made by me. I always enjoy doing paintings like this because it's such a peaceful setting. I can imagine myself there on the deck sipping a drink before dinner and thinking, "What A Wonderful World". The fisherman are returning from a good day and thinking of doing what I'm doing when they get home. How can life get any better than that?

I am now making note cards of all my work. They come folded to the 4" x 5" size with an envelope and are blank inside for your message. They are printed on brilliant matte photo paper. A description of the artwork is printed on the backside and I am offering them for $3.00 ea or 6 for $15 postpaid. Check my website or this Blog for a selection of available images.

Also I am offering Gift Certificates in any amount in time for the holidays. They come personalized with both the recipient and your name printed prominently on each certificate. Quantity discounts are available for businesses such as R.E. Brokers and Home Lenders who might want to include them with greeting cards to their customers. Contact me for prices at or call 1-916-205-2195.

I guess that's all for now.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

High Sierras Oil Painting

Finally I'm back on my blog. I have been so busy working art shows that I quit trying to paint a new scene everyday. Instead I will now post paintings I done over the summer to let you know what I'm up to.

I did this painting while in the mountains near Mammoth Lakes, CA this last August. The idea was to make it look like it was painted on the end cut of a real log. The scene is painted on the same board as the frame so it is all one painting. The log look is a process call Trompe l`oiel which means "to look like". The entire painting is 22" in diameter and the edges are 1" deep and made to look like bark. I am pricing it at $875.00. PayPal, Credit Cards, & creative LayAways accepted.

Last month I did a show in Sacramento at the Convention Center. It was a huge show with lots of great looking art. Here are photos of my display.
You can see this painting displayed in the second photo. Unfortunately the news the week before was all about the current financial crises so needless to say people were not opening their wallets for many purchases.

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