Saturday, March 26, 2011

Island Cove - oil painting

This is an 8"x10" pallette knife, oil on canvas panel. Lots of blobs of paint on this one.
The Blue Line Gallery in Roseville is having a "Beach and Surf" show and sale in June so I'm stocking up on island themed paintings. I'll be painting a surfboard for the show too. That'll be fun. I was a glosser for Dewey Weber, Rick, and Gregg Noll surfboards when I was in art school back in the 60's, so this will be like the "Circle Of Life" coming back around.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Island Mini

Winter must be gettin' to me. I miss those warm sunny days and warm water and I'm wishing I was in the Islands. At least I can use my imagination and some paint to satisfy my thoughts for a while.
5"x7" oil on canvas panel For Sale at

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wile E.'s Hot Rod

I'd bet the coyote would have caught the road runner with a rig like this.

12"x16" acrylic on wood.
This is for sale at

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Amazing Hummingbird

5"x7" watercolor
 Did you know...???
The hummingbird is the smallest bird and the smallest animal that has a backbone.
A hummingbird has no sense of smell.
A hummingbird can rotate its' wings in a circle and can fly backwards, forewards, up, down, sideways and even upside down. Not to mention hovering in mid-air.
During a dive they can reach 60 miles per hour and average 30 to 40 mph in normal flight.
The little bird has a heart rate that can reach 1260 beats per minute.
Percentage-wise, the hummingbird has the largest brainof all birds. (4.2% of it's body weight.
This little gem is for sale at