Saturday, January 27, 2007

Trees, Late Afternoon

Here's the latest in what is becoming a series of trees. It's not completely finished, but I thought I'd post a picture to reward anyone who might still be stopping by.

To see more paintings, please click on the title of this post.

Looks like I'm bound for Iraq for a year, probably starting in July. I predict more pictures of palm trees, and fewer Monterey Cypress.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Guest Artist

My wife, Susan, finished this oil pastel just a day or two ago, but hasn't come up with a title yet. It would help if we could identify the flowers in the foreground. Any ideas?

Placing these two paintings in the same post seems to have blurred them both, so I've posted them separately. Hopefully now they show better.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Evening, East of Eden




Here are two paintings of one of my favorite views, the lettuce fields of the Salinas Valley against the backdrop of the western mountain range as the sun sinks toward the ocean.

The bottom image is 5 inches by 21 inches, and the top one is 3 X 10.

Lots of hopeful news about my paintings these days. A local group of coffee shops has asked me to hang my work on their walls, and a local framing shop asked to display one too. They also want to carry my prints.

Meanwhile, paintings at Mimosa of Carmel continue to sell well. It's hard to believe that less than a year ago I hadn't sold a single painting.

Lest I begin to think I deserve any credit for these little successes, I hasten to remind myself that God is exceedingly gracious and provides for me beyond my wildest dreams. To Him belongs the glory.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Evening, Carmel Beach


The trees along Carmel Beach catch the light of the setting sun.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Tree, Carmel Lagoon


Here's the next in what's becoming a series on local trees. These are just outside the Carmel Lagoon, and Point Lobos is visible in the background.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Tree, Carmel Beach


Well it's been a long time coming, I know, but I think this painting is worth the wait. I'm pretty sure it's the best I've ever done. It's one of the many cypress trees along the beach at Carmel, and in the background you can see Pebble Beach Golf Course.