Speckled Light

Commission for Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Dientz
Commission for Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Dientz (installed)
20 x 60 inches
Acrylic on Canvas

Chair Shadows II

20″ x 26″
Watercolor on Paper
“From the Garden” series of watercolor paintings. I found this chair sitting on a patio at the Filoli Mansion in San Mateo County, CA. As you can tell, it was a bright sunny day, and the shadow the old metal chair cast was truly spectacular. I had to capture it in painting. The painting was originally the full seat of the chair with the shadow. My studio mate suggested I cut the paper so there was only half of the seat showing. By doing this, the shadow became the focal point, as was my intent!

Storm Wind


24″ x 30″ Acrylic on canvas. Black floater frame.

From the Abstracted Landscape Series. I used the primary colors of red, yellow and blue, with the green coming mainly from the mixing of yellow and blue. A touch of white and some dark color added for depth.  A  male face appeared out of  the whites that reminds me of a Wind God, which is how I arrived at the title.


Alpine Vista

Alpine Vista, 36″ x 40″ Acrylic on canvas. Black floater frame.

Another in the Abstracted Landscape Series. When I was working on this painting, an artist friend of mine pointed out the snow covered huts/houses at the base of the hill along the shoreline. A happy occurrence I did not expect.


Lupine Meadows

25″ x 31″
Watercolor on paper

I started this painting by pouring watercolor paint and then building up areas with a brush. The white lupine pedals were masked before I started, so the white of the paper would become the flowers