“Capitola Sunset II”
Pastel on Canson paper, 24″ x 18″, 1986. Giclee available.
This painting of sunset over the pier in Capitola, California, was actually painted back in 1986, and has been following me around ever since. It had gotten a little banged up in the course of its travels, but has always been a favorite… so when I finally got around to framing it, the other day, I did a bit of touching up. In fact, I ended up going over practically everything! So this painting is, quite literally, re-NEWed. 😉
“Owl, Light Within” (sold)
Papercrete, glass and foil, approx. 9″x12″. 2010.
The Owl came second, after “Winged Cat I”… though perhaps I should have done it first; it would almost certainly have been easier! Still, this piece went more smoothly because I had already survived the first one, and knew how to avoid some difficulties. I’m very happy with the glowing eyes! 🙂
“Winged Cat I” (sold)
Papercrete, approx. 16″x20″. 2010.
This was my first major experiment in the medium of papercrete sculpture. It was difficult, and stressful– a real learning experience! Ultimately, though, I am happy with it. 🙂 Thanks to Ursula K. Le Guin for her delightfully inspired concept of “catwings”, and S.D. Schindler for his illustrations– the world is a better place because of them.
“Under Sea View”
Oil on canvas, 44″x36″. Completed June 2013.
This is (for me) a really LARGE painting, and it took me a really long time to complete– over two years. I had a hard time deciding what needed to be in it, and where, and how. And then, for some reason, it was hard to photograph, too. This is the best image I was able to get, and it doesn’t nearly do the painting justice.