Monday, October 30, 2006

blue ribbons

an opaque paint today, made nice ribbons. oil on yupo, 8x10".
grumbacher cobalt turquoise, rarely used, but a lovely hue.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

magenta harding sap

this reminds me of something ...
about 7x10" oil on yupo.
harding sap green is more blue than w&n.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

falling leaf

6x6" oil on yupo, its a leaf, falling. ;o)
why do you think they call it "fall"?

Thursday, October 26, 2006

twilight marsh

an abstract landscape. transparent orange and mineral violet, an extra long bristle brush, a rag.
i find great delight and satisfaction in creating this type of imagery. 6"x8" oil on yupo.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

sea of green

used only one color, varied the strokes and values. simple but effective. sweet! a small one, 6"x8" oil on yupo.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


can't be saved. gotta contemplate.

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this is called "fall heralds winter" about 8" square, oil on yupo.

Monday, October 23, 2006

bloom thrust

had a stretched linen canvas painted dk brown, decided to try abstract action on it, and viola! something interesting. 11x14" oil.

Sunday, October 22, 2006


morning exercise, 8"x6" oil on yupo. may work this more later.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

eagles bridge

i used to dislike green, but now it's a favorite. listening to some good music "ah'nee'mah" flutey soaring stuff, hence the name.
about 6"x8" oil on yupo synthetic paper

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Another "freestyle", oil on yupo 10"x12".

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


an advantage to painting on yupo is the ease of cropping an image, esp in the non objective realm i find sometimes i want to use a part of the whole. this is 8x10" oil.

Monday, October 16, 2006

when a leaf falls in the woods

in person this has a fractured-time quality i like. i think the image might benefit from more work, but it also might die so i will let it stay as is. i have overworked quite a few and lost the original idea.
oil on yupo, 10ish by 12ish.

Sunday, October 15, 2006


orange glow woodgrain, oil on yupo 12"x10".

Friday, October 13, 2006

blue copper green striations

i considered doing a normal painting, but did one of my "abnormals" ;o) instead. not finished with experimentation. i'm old, not dead...
this might be considered mixed media, because i sprinkled on some metallic dry pigment and wiped over it to kinda blend. about 7"x9" oil on yupo.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

its a relief

transparent orange and sap green on yupo. 14"x11"

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

yellow dream, far ridge

some new transparent paints, i like! 10.5"x7.5" oil on yupo

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006


simple painting, relaxing. 10"x12" oil. yupo.

Monday, October 09, 2006


two blues in this, thalo and ultramarine. the photo is looking like only one, irl the difference is definitely visible.
oil on yupo, 10.5"x12.5"

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Sunday, October 08, 2006

spillway, morning

a soft effect blue and green variation; it can take hours to get there. and it did. 12x10" oil on yupo.

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Saturday, October 07, 2006


just used ivory black for this one, nicely sooty. 7.5x10.5" oil on yupo synthetic paper.

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the photo at artbyus is a more accurate representation of the color, tho the source is the same jpeg.

Friday, October 06, 2006


it is satisfying to work in series, exploring, stretching, searching for clues.
abstract work is exciting because i have to find the way, no map. this is oil paint on yupo synthetic paper, approx 9"x10"

Thursday, October 05, 2006

blue drip

paint manipulation.
a take off on yesterday's idea, enjoying the paint!yupo, oils, 8.5"x10.5"

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


reminds me of stalactites, or stalagmites. oil on yupo 8x10"

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


unexcited about ubqm except for the title, i wiped it and created 'nuevo'. this one piques my interest. 9.5 x 10ish" oil on yupo

Monday, October 02, 2006


not much time today, this doesn't feel finished. i hear my mom saying, "how can you tell?) oil on yupo, 9.5x9.5" at one point it reminded me of a nebula, so i named it with initials. (ult blue, quin mag).

Sunday, October 01, 2006

thalo 3c

and viola! #3 in the thalo series.
oil on yupo synthetic paper, 7.5 x 5.5" I am very excited and pleased with this work, it feels original and dynamic.