Memories of Love

Memories of Love

16" x 24" Watercolor on Paper

Rain On The Window

Rain On The Window

watercolor on paper   framed size 21" x 27"

My sense of this painting is raindrops on an airplane window looking over an abstract landscape.  The rest of the intrepretation is up to you.

Alternate Universe

Alternate Universe

watercolor on paper

Gathering Storm

Gathering Storm

watercolor on paper

View of Lake Como

View of Lake Como

watercolor on paper

Respite From Darkness

Respite From Darkness

watercolor on paper

Trepidation

Trepidation

watercolor

20' x 16"

lost in a burnt forest full of smoke or mist, you are trying to find a way out when you discover that your path is blocked by a fence...

Anticipation

Anticipation

I had to wait for a very long time to see the beautiful flower, but the slow growing but was beautiful too. Matilija Poppy

Iris

Iris

Inspired by a beautiful iris that bloomed in my front yard, I created this watercolor painting.  I love it!

12" x 9"

watercolor on paper

The Conversation

The Conversation

15" x 11" watercolor on paper

Aaron Commission

Aaron Commission

watercolor on paper

Nuttall Woodpecker

Nuttall Woodpecker

Created this painting before the dead tree needed to be removed.  I waited until the babies had flown away.  

Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon

Plein Air painting

Love Story

Love Story

Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers.

Neighbors

Neighbors

This painting was inspired by trip to Venice, Italy.  The people were so friendly and I wanted to capture that spirit. In one of the windows is a silhouette of a woman.  There is laundry hanging from a balcony. I love Italy!

Leah & Sam

Leah & Sam

watercolor on paper

Gene in the Sky with Diamonds

Gene in the Sky with Diamonds

This was the first portrait of my father following his death.  It took me three years to do this.  I believe it captures his laughing eyes.  I think he would have loved it.

Obsession

Obsession

I am obsessed with the Matilija Poppy!

Yosemite Circa 1970

Yosemite Circa 1970

I used to backpack in Yosemite and this was based on one of my favorite pictures.

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Love this look

Matilija Poppy

Matilija Poppy

The long awaited flower.

Making Memories

Making Memories

watercolor on paper

commissioned

snow scene with 6 grandchildren and a chicken coop!

Night Walk

Night Walk

11" x 9"

Watercolor on Paper

In the darkness the mystery of my walks just before dawn trigger my imagination.

Blood Moon 2015

Blood Moon 2015

watercolor on paper

Watching Over Us

Watching Over Us

Los Angeles freeway at night

watercolor on paper

Watching

Watching

Watching

11" x 9"

watercolor on paper

I love this moose. 

Carefree

Carefree

Forever Spring

Forever Spring

Fur Elise

Fur Elise

watercolor, smoke on paper

At The Old Los Angeles Zoo

At The Old Los Angeles Zoo

watercolor on paper

 

Illusion (smoke & mirror)

Illusion (smoke & mirror)

watercolor, smoked and burned paper with stainless steel inset

Sunset on Water

Sunset on Water

watercolor

Moxi

Moxi

watercolor

12" x 9"

under the kitchen table

Inspiration Birchfield

Inspiration Birchfield

Watercolor, pastel, chalk, ink on stitched paper.

Framed Dimensions:  23.75" x 29.5" x 2.3"

$1,500.00

The paper stitched together on a sewing machine, strips on top, bottom and sides.  I left the hanging threads. This landscape is made from ink, watercolor, and pastel. Is shows a very hot day with landscape appearing to be shimmering and moving in the heat.  Inspired by Charles Birchfield.

(mm1058lnd)

Calla Lilly

Calla Lilly

watercolor on paper

20" x 14"

This particular Calla Lilly was so large and beautiful, very shapely.  It was a bright spot in the middle of my very green garden.

Morning Light - diptych top

Morning Light - diptych top

encaustic mixed media

Morning Light - diptych bottom

Morning Light - diptych bottom

encaustic mixed media

Morning Light

Morning Light

encaustic mixed media

White Lilly

White Lilly

watercolor on paper

Franconia Notch

Franconia Notch

Franconia Notch

Watercolor

sold - commission 

Framed Dimensions:  18" x 24"

Painting of a covered bridge over a granite abyss or notch in New Hampshire.  Painted from my photograph. This always makes we want to visit again.

(p1018wc)

Blue Raven Morning

Blue Raven Morning

watercolor on paper

12" x 9"

One recent morning just before dawn, between rains... I went out to start my dog walk and everything was a muted blue... trees in their beginning spring growth, birds and the overall atmosphere.  It was strange and beautiful.  Here is the result:  Blue Raven Morning 

Out to Pasture

Out to Pasture

Watercolor on Paper

16" x 19" framed

 

 

Good Morning

Good Morning

Watercolor on Paper

19" x 16" framed

 

It's a good morning when you wake up to a beautiful colt like this one!

Singing Cowboy

Singing Cowboy

watercolor on paper

Bill and Friend

Bill and Friend

I painted this for my friend Lesley.  It is her view as she rides on the trails in Castaic.  Bill is on the right with the missing ear tip.

watercolor

9" x 12"

Universal Love II

Universal Love II

Universal Love II

acrylic, mixed media on wood

42” x 36” x 1" 

$3,000.00

Universal Love II is a very broad way of looking at time.  It covers the current time through the beginning of time using the space-time continuum.  (Herman Minkowski, developed a new scheme for thinking about space and time that emphasized its geometric qualities.  In his famous quotation delivered at a public lecture on relativity, he announced that, “The views of space and time which I wish to lay before you have sprung from the soil of experimental physics, and therein lies their strength.  They are radical, henceforth, space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.”  I have represented “current” time with a unique human fingerprint nested in earth colors and clouds.  Above this are two bands of Mandela’s, or circles of life.  These sections are the beginning of human existence through the present.  The next two bands are the space-time continuum, using watch parts to represent time.  Beneath the watch parts, written in pencil, are formulas for the space-time continuum.  Look at it closely in good light and you will be able to read it.  Above those bands, deep space with planets and nebulas can be found.  An unknown length of time is represented here.  The two silver “crowns” represent God looking over everything.  The piece is jigsaw cut wood and acrylic paint with a few other objects included.

This piece was in the National Watch and Clock Museum in Pennsylvania as part of an international juried exhibition about time.

Some additional time references:  

Fingerprint:  one lifetime

Earth (represented by colors around fingerprint):  geologic time/eons, 4.6 billion years

Sunset (represented by clouds and colors):  1 day

Mandalas (circle of life) (first two bands): birth to first offspring - varies, generally 20-30 years

Space Time Continuum (second two bands): relationship between time and space 

Outer Space (top left):  Milky Way estimated 13.7 billion years, Light Years measured in  distance of 6 trillion miles per light year.

Biblical Time: (represented by the silver crowns) creation through present time.

(p1047mxt)

 

A Mother's Life

A Mother's Life

International Award Winner

48" x 36" x 2"

Sold - private collection

(available for commissions)

Acrylic and acrylic skins, leaves, watercolor paper (stitched together in sections).

This is a American historical piece, not only representing Dorothy's life, but period pre and post World War II.  It is a life history, and includes diary pages, newspaper clippings and letters.  There were so many changes during this time span, from the 1920's to the present, that I wanted it to be available in a portrait form.  I would be very enthusiastic about making others in this genre.  It does require a good  assortment of photos and life mementos. Please contact me if you are interested in commissioning a portrait.

mm1064port

 

Inner Space

Inner Space

Inner Space

 4’ x 4’ on metal grid

acrylic on canvas

 $2,700.00

Weird Science!  Fun with biology - cells, DNA, molecules and other assorted artistically enhanced biological wonders,,,

Nine 12" square canvasses mounted on a metal frame.  They can be wall mounted in a wide variety of configurations.

(p1017ac)

 

Shattered

Shattered

Acrylic on paper.  

Framed:  22" x 22"

First Place Award Winner

$750.00

Tesselation.  This beautiful work is intensely detailed and draws you in for a closer look.  I am always asked, "how did you do that".

(p1044ac)

Just Below the Surface

Just Below the Surface

Just Below the Surface

Acrylic on Paper

22" x 22" framed

Tessellation

$750.00

A suggestion that something might be below the surface of the water, a little hard to make out with all of the movement and pattern...

p1051ac

Sunset on Water

Sunset on Water

Sunset on Water

Acrylic on Paper

22" x 22" framed

Tessellation

$750.00

Reflections of the color, texture and pattern of the sunset on moving water.

p1051ac

Harvey (left)

Harvey (left)

Colored Pencil and Ink

18" x 24" unframed

sold - commission 

Pop Art work inspired by my Australian Shepherd, Harvey.

example for commissions  

Harvey (right)

Harvey (right)

Watercolor and Ink

18" x 24"  unframed

sold - commission 

Pop Art work inspired by my Australian Shepherd.

example for commissions

(p1059wc)

Stream and Pond

Stream and Pond

each painting is 8" x 8"

acrylic and ink on canvas

These two small paintings were created for the upcoming auction at Topanga Canyon Gallery.  They are similar to the paintings I place in many of my metal sculptures.  I was experimenting with a new technique that would allow the smooth areas to glow and color shift in different lights.  It worked!  I am very happy and excited about these two pieces.  The starting price is perfect for the beginning collector.