Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Conversation - altered

I changed what bothered me about the composition, and think this works better. Comments?

Monday, May 25, 2009

Church in Baveno - corrected - SOLD

I tweaked the painting after getting some feedback from fellow-artists at I like the result.

SOLD. Giclee prints available at

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Church in Baveno

I painted this from a photo I snapped on a wonderful trip to northern Italy in October, 2001. We stayed each night at the Hotel Lido Palace in Baveno, a wonderful, elegant, welcoming hotel owned and run by the D'Amico family. (I've posted a painting of the operatic patriarch, Paulo D'Amico at I've wanted to return ever since, but I in still indulge mini-vacations by reviewing my photos (and 0ccassionally painting a scene from the trip).

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Last Saturday the Wimberley Valley Art League held a very well-organized "Arts Fest" complete with many artists, jewelers and musicians. A number of my paintings were displayed in one of the pavilions, and I set up my easel and paints.

I used as reference a photo of someone I'd caught unawares at my daughter's SXSW party. He has such a great profile that I knew I wanted to paint him as soon as I laid eyes on him. (Danny, do you know him?)

A lady making the rounds of the Arts Fest thought he looked like Jesus. I can see that. There's an intent intelligence in his benign expression.