Friday, November 27, 2009


12x12", oil on linen

I finished this one a while ago and just realized that I have not posted it.
It's going to be in Small Works Invitational  show at The Art Spirit Gallery  in Coeur D'Alene.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


7x5", oil on canvas board

No, it's not a pumpkin :)

Monday, October 26, 2009


12x9", oil on linen

Thursday, September 10, 2009


oil on linen canvas, 12x12"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

"Black Plums"

8x8", oil on canvas board
(private collection)

Sunday, August 30, 2009


10x8'', oil on linen

I'm not quite sure what this device is. Ted's Mom gave it to us a few years ago.  I'm thinking it might be some sort of a solar compass, it has a tiny telescope and a bunch of lenses and mirrors...
Anyway, it reminded me of things that could be found in "Myst". For some reason, I miss Cyan terribly this summer.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"Red Plums"

10x8", oil on linen

Thursday, August 13, 2009

"Peach on a Cutting Board"

4x6", oil on canvas
(private collection)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"State Line, ID"

12x12", oil on canvas

I painted this one mostly on location, about a month ago.  The day was partially cloudy, the light kept changing, and I kept chasing it - not a good approach.  Also, trying to cram too many things in a small size canvas was a terrible idea.  So, for the last couple of days I've been re-working it, sorting out the tonal values, and simplifying, simplifying, simplifying everything.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


When I posted a progress photo of this one back in April, I thought I was close to being done. Boy, was I wrong! Anyway, it's finally finished and it needs a title. It's basically another take on the same subject I painted two years ago - "Advisor". I might just call this painting "Advisor 2"...
Now I have to wait for a nice cloudy day to take a better photo of it.

It's approximately 47x20", oil on canvas.

Update: the title is "Letting Go", and it's 
available at The Art Spirit Gallery

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Peruvian Lilies"

8x8", oil on canvas paper

Friday, July 10, 2009


16x16", oil on canvas

Once in a while I get a painting so stubborn, that it makes me wonder if I have learned anything at all.
After more than three months, I think, this one is almost finished. I'll probably tweak it some more in the next few days, but it's 99% done.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

"Washington Grown"

6x4", oil on canvas
(private collection)

Friday, July 3, 2009

"Black Cherries"

4x6", oil on canvas
(private collection)

Friday, June 26, 2009

"Apple and Glass"

8x8", oil on canvas board

Monday, June 22, 2009

"Baby Pears"

5x7", oil on canvas board

Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Irises in a Glass"

6x4", oil on canvas paper

I'm a terrible gardener, even my irises grow disfigured and unhappy.

Monday, June 8, 2009


This is from today's life drawing session at Terry Lee's studio. Graphite on paper, about 22x16''.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"Perfume Bottle and Black Mirror"

7x5", oil on canvas board

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


5x7", oil on canvas board

Monday, May 25, 2009

"Window Shoppers"

7x5", oil on canvas board

This is painted from a sketch I made from life a while ago (about mid-February), hence Valentine decor in the shop window. Sometimes life is... full of surprises.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

"Pear Blossom"

4x6", oil on canvas paper
(private collection)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"White Roses"

oil on canvas, 18x24"

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Composition/tonal study

4x6", oil on canvas paper

These three gentlemen were sitting in a hotel lobby, so engaged in their conversation that they did not notice me sketching them. I just loved the rhythm of their poses, and how the three of them formed one weird shape...
Today I dug out my little ink sketch and worked a small oil study for a larger painting I have in mind.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

"Oriental Lily"

5x5", oil on canvas paper


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Two Lemons and a Glass Pitcher"

6x4", oil on canvas paper

Thursday, April 23, 2009


5x5", oil on canvas paper.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


12x9", oil on canvas

Saturday, April 18, 2009

"Red Clay Pot and Grapes"

10x10", oil on canvas.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Work in progress

This is a detail of a larger painting I've been working on for quite a while (and today). It's about 48 by 20 inches. I'm trying to finish this one by the end of April.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Radishes on a Plate"

10x10", oil on canvas

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"Green Apple (2)"

5x5", oil on panel

Friday, April 10, 2009

Work in progress - "White Roses"

18"x24", oil on canvas.

This is not exactly a small study, I've been working on this one every day for a week and a half (I'm surprised the roses lasted this long!). I'm getting close to being done.

It feels like the painting needs some strong horizontal element, maybe the edge of the table where it meets the wall needs more definition. On the other hand, I'm curious if I can pull it off without such an obvious solution. Now I have to wait for the paint to dry before I continue, so there is time to think about it...

With that, I'm done for the day. I have a show opening tonight at The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d'Alene - "New Work by 12 Artists".

Thursday, April 9, 2009

"Green Apple"

6"x4", oil on canvas paper

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


oil on canvas paper, 7x5"

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Head study for "Passenger"

oil on canvas paper, 7x5"

Saturday, March 21, 2009

"Garlic on a Blue Plate"

oil on canvas paper, 5x7"

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

"Grape Tomatoes"

oil on canvas paper, 5x5"

Sunday, March 15, 2009

"Tangerine on a Blue Plate"

oil on canvas paper, 5x5"

Saturday, March 14, 2009

"Christmas Ornament (2)"

oil on canvas paper, 5x5"

Yes, it's March, and I still have Christmas ornaments laying around...

Friday, March 13, 2009

"Christmas Ornament (1)"

oil on canvas paper, 4x6"