Two Sea-Turtles

"Turtle I" Oil on gallery panel, 16"x12". March 2012

“Turtle I” (sold)
Oil on gallery panel, 16″x12″. March 2012

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“Turtle II” (sold)
Oil on gallery panel, 16″x12″. April 2013.

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“Hyacinth Smile”

"Hyacinth Smile" Oil on gallery panel, 15 3/4"x 11 1/2".  April, 2012

“Hyacinth Smile” (sold)
Oil on gallery panel, 15 3/4″x 11 1/2″. April, 2012

 

Before painting this Hyacinth Macaw, I researched their natural habitat, and learned about the special kind of tree they like to live in.  That way, at least in this painting, I was able to return this macaw to his true home!

“Lemon Bay Homecoming”

"Lemon Bay Homecoming" Oil on gallery eco-panel, 32"x24".  Completed April 2012.

“Lemon Bay Homecoming” (sold)
Oil on gallery eco-panel, 32″x24″. Completed April 2012.

 

I lived in South Florida for fifteen years; for ten of those years, I was lucky enough to live within walking distance of this beautiful bay.  It is most beautiful at dawn.

“Sunset, Wired”

"Sunset, Wired" Pastel on prepared eco-panel, 24"x18".  Completed August 2011.

“Sunset, Wired”
Pastel on prepared eco-panel, 24″x18″. Completed August 2011.

 

I photographed this incredible sunset back in 1985, from the back balcony of my apartment in Santa Cruz, CA.  And in the years that followed, whenever I ran across that photograph, I kept thinking, “I must do a painting of that one…”

“Key West Pirates”

"Key West Pirates" Oil on gallery panel, 20"x16", April 2011

“Key West Pirates”
Oil on gallery panel, 20″x16″, April 2011

 

The place pictured is Capt. Tony’s Saloon, “…The Oldest Bar in Florida, the First and Original Sloppy Joe’s”. Ernest Hemingway used to hang out there. It was the nastiest, blackest, most smoke-encrusted HOLE I’d ever seen… and these two looked right at home.