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Sweet earth, grounding your feet, letting your spirit soar.
Traveling along a country road, adventure ahead, the way you want it to be.
Inspired by mandarin orange groves in Northern California followed by an uncontrollable flight of fancy into Ireland and time travel into the Medieval French countryside.
Something about the sea, not quite sure what. Serentity? Adventure? All that beauty, all that power. It's just irresistable.
California Coastline - Bodega Bay
Point Reyes Station
The moody California North Coast. Bright and sunny and then, just like that, bracing for the rolling fog.
Calm Sea Gallant Fortress
Some freedom lost, but more was gained.
I'm told this place is the start of dreams really coming true.
A day away, or perhaps a lifetime.
Prayer Over the Sea
Go forth, and come home safe.
A sunny day and the will to roam.
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet
Old roses - something to keep close.
Time and Again
Tulips - After Cezanne
Walking in the shoes of a great painter - always a fascinating journey.
Good Things Come In Pears
Outside my kitchen window - in my mind.
Iris at the Opera
All dressed up and ready to go!
Bright spirits live on in our hearts.
Early California Sunflowers
Somewhere along the road of kings - El Camino Real.
We didn't have any lemonade....
Flowers for a friend, always cherished.
I don't know how wild tulips are, but these seem to be just that.
Roses on Parade
These roses just got up and went!
I think it's a well known fact that lilies are from Venus and poppies are from Mars.
If you look really closely, you just might see yourself in that pot!
We were supposed to put apples in that basket, but somehow this just looked better!
Secret or not, all the world loves a garden.
Garden at the Cape
My idea of a cottage on Cape Cod. What's yours?
Tea or Sunday Lunch -- won't you come? Would be lovely to see you.
Didn't just give his fiancee flowers, he gave her a garden.
Dreaming of going there.
Bonsai is a work of nature, refined by man. The elite corps of the plant world, understandablly proud and haughty of its beauty and intelligence.
Far Away Lands
It's a therapy. Going somewhere you've never been, or going back to a place you loved. A different environment than is usual. It just kind of shifts everything and you can get a whole new fresh look at life. Sometimes you can't get away....but you can always pretend!
Ancient Thira, a place of ancient mystery, never losing a light heart.
Bells and Sea
Red Wagon, Blue Sea
Prayer Over the Sea
A prayer never goes amiss, even if it is only to oneself.
Your Table is Waiting
Some coffee, some meze (mmm...little bites), a glass of wine and a good book. Maybe a new friend. It's all there waiting for you on a Greek Island.
The Isle of Ios
Doorway to the Temple of Apollo - Naxos
Faces and Figures
Action, repose, joy. It's how the spirit shows the world what's going on.
A beautiful girl, now a beautiful, strong woman.
A brilliant boy, a star shining in his mother's eyes.
The sunny, curious boy with the promise of a man.
A little boy, a pail and some fun!
This young man made it to the New York City ballet!
The still life allows us a quiet mind with which to observe and be aware.
The Three Pears
Good Things Come in Pears
Tulips in a Vase - After Cezanne
Reproduced with permission from the Norton Simon Museum.
These paintings were pure fun. Not my usual style -- perhaps I should do more!
Notre Maison de Montsaunes after Raoul Dufy
This watercolor is a reproduction (not a forgery!) after a wonderful, whimsical painting by post Impressionist French painter, Raoul Dufy. It’s one of my favorite paintings and I chose to paint it for a special show called Fake It, where present-day artists painted famous paintings. As an artist you can really learn a lot, and you get to channel that special joy experienced by the original painter when he first conceived of the painting.
The original of this painting is still available.
I painted "Oh Heavens" in admiration of Dominick Dunne. A character from one of his novels always used to say this. I wish he could have seen it.