Sunday, November 23, 2008

"The Same Moon" and Longborough Festival Opera

I am delighted to find out that the Longborough Festival Opera located in Longborough, Morton-in-Marsh Gloucestershire,UK, has used my painting, "The Same Moon" for their programme and brochure cover......L.O.F. is a charitable organization contributing to the education of students in opera and other disciplines..

It is also pretty cool that I stopped in London on the way to see my girl, Ann , who I was thinking about when I painted this picture....and she will be stopping in London on her way home from Uganda in May!....
Speaking of the same is another nocturne I am working on in the's 15x30 oil on stretched canvas.......the image that I took has Canadian Geese in the foreground. So far I haven't been able to make them fit into this painting .......They will probably end up in another piece because I kinda like this one the way it is.....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"Seattle Alley" oil painting

Have been spending some time lurking in the alleys around Seattle taking pictures......I'm really drawn to the interesting perspectives, the colors and textures of the old brick buildings...seems in Seattle there is always a puddle of water to add reflections and drama to an otherwise common scene.

12x16, oil on stretched canvas $300.00

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

City Team needs your help!

I am re-posting this image to bring attention to a well respected charity in Seattle called "City Team". They minister to the needy and homeless in Seattle, providing meals, housing, a safe place to get off the streets and spend the night, some schooling and much needed help in many other ways.

City Team may be closing it's doors due to the economic slow down if enough money is not raised soon. there will be a telethon on Thursday from 6:00 am till 6:00 pm on KGNW 820 am. Please call in and donate what you can for this good ministry to the less fortunate in Seattle.

This painting is Sold

Ways to donate, mail a check to:

City Team
904 Elliot Ave., West
Seattle , WA. 98119

Or donate by paypal or credit card at please notate on check or online Seattle Telethon

Sunday, November 09, 2008

"Peonies with Red Rose" demo at Arts in the Woods

It was non stop all day Saturday at Arts in the Woods!.....I still managed to paint this still life demonstration in between talking to folks.....Lots of people came through and it was a fun day.Looking forward to day three and then getting back to my normal routine for awhile....Whew!!

12x12 oil on canvas $250.00 for info regarding any painting email

Oh , by the way, thats Boo on the floor........He's a good dog.......Boo belongs to Leigh , the studio owner.........but we all get to love on him......=]