Saturday, February 26, 2011

Rhasta Peppers


A still life with 3 peppers
Oil on canvas 10"X10"
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Price: $125 USD



I have one less pine tree standing in my back yard. This one was over 80' and way way too close to my house. It scared me when the wind blew, and in a way I am sad to see it go, but I will not miss picking up or stepping on those pine cones.

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Shouting Match


All work on the boat comes to a complete stop when the captain and the first mate begin to point fingers and argue over trivial details.
Oil on canvas 12"X16" $285 Shipping insurance included.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Beach Contractor

This guy showed up in a random driveby shooting I often do in the summer. I point my camera out the window and click away. I don't know what I will find until I download them into my computer. I changed the scenery  and added the dog and piled on a few more items in his cart.
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Oil on canvas 16"X12"

Monday, February 21, 2011

A brush with still life

not the same as a "near death experience"
this is another still life I set up. my brushes in a vase.
Oil on canvas 8"X10"
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Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Buckskin Gelding

Growing up on a farm means spending a lot of time caring for animals. They like to eat most days and there were a lot of them to tend. As a treat, or in recognition of all our hard work, sometimes our father would give us more animals to care for and tend.
One year my father brought home a buckskin stallion for my brother. He had fine lines and was a wonderful example of the breed. My brother named him "Muggs". He would look into the horse's face and say, "...look at that mug". I think the name may have originated  from a character in a Dick Tracy Comic Book. 
One weekend  the four of them, my father, my brother, Muggs and the bay mare that my father rode went on a trail ride in the Crandall Hills. Muggs was completely unmanageable around the mares and way too much horse for my older brother or any man. I believe Muggs's fate was sealed the moment he tried to mount Bennie Carlson's mare while Bennie was still in the saddle.
The following day my father gelded Muggs. I remember my brother being quite upset about the incident and I guess Muggs was less than pleased. Things change.  I think my brother may have lost interest in Muggs that day.  I remember riding Muggs more than I can remember my brother riding the buckskin.  My brother  moved on to girls and muscle cars. Muggs  became my horse, I could catch him in the middle of the pasture and take a shoe lace out of my tennis shoe and ride him until it was time to again, feed the animals.
I found this buckskin on a backstreet in Wanchese.
Oil on canvas 12"X16"

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sunset Across the Bow(SOLD)

Sportfishers in the sunset in Wanchese Harbour. I liked the slivers of light that were cast along the hulls and reflections of the still waters around them.
Oil on canvas 16"X20"
Thanks for looking.
this painting is sold.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Big Blowout

Blowing your nose into your hand is "OK" if you are at the beach.
Oil on canvas 9"X12"
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$225 shipping included

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

two and a bit


a still life of my tape measure.
Oil on canvas 6"X8"

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Orchids and Nicole


 
I never do still lifes. A still life with flowers and nailpolish. Just the kind of subject I would normally rush to avoid. I found this one to be great fun. Hope you like it also, perhaps enough to buy it.
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Oil on canvas 24"X18"

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Holmquist Farmers Elevator Company






"..maybe I should post something..." I thought.
Holmquist, South Dakota has had a population of 75 people in the past, now maybe 6.
I can say with all honesty that I have never met a man from Holmquist that I didn't like.
Oil on canvas 24"X24"
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This painting is in the Jim Nilson Private Collection

Friday, February 11, 2011

Pink (SOLD)


A little pink oceanfront house on the outer banks.
oil on canvas 6"X12"
this painting is sold.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

bouys and rust (La Vita Rust) SOLD



Wanchese Harbour offers a wonderful variety of nautical shapes and big spaces. Here are some of them. Someone told me that the building on the right with the torn away roof is the most photographed and painted building in Wanchese. La Vita Rust.
Oil on canvas 14"X11"
this painting is sold.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sandy Beach (SOLD)

Most of the oceanfront houses that are for rent in season have names. This one is called "Sandy Beach".
I am still without ultra marine blue. I am making due with phtalo and cobalt. I don't like my blacks quite the same without ultramarine blue. 
Oil on canvas 8"X16"
this painting is sold.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Pier House Pilings (SOLD)


Before I painted this I primed the canvas with an abstract underpainting with a chunk of yellow, red, blue and green. It makes for an interesting effect in that some of the random colors show through at the edges.
If you would like to buy this please send me an email.
thanks for looking.
oil on canvas 24"X18"
This painting is sold.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Untitled (We love you Teenqueen) SOLD


Perhaps it was because my days have not been quite frustrating enough lately.  I decided to have a go at something I usually find excruciatingly painful and demoralizing. Painting  faces.  This is a young girl that was building a sandcastle on the beach last summer.
Oil on canvas 9"X12"
I do rather like this.
this painting is sold

Thursday, February 3, 2011

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