Tuesday, September 27, 2016



While in Canada last summer we stopped at Athabasca Falls.  The water is a lovely turquoise.  Wikipedia explains why the water is this color:

A Rock flour, or glacial flour, consists of fine-grained, silt-sized particles of rock, generated by mechanical grinding of bedrock by glacial erosion or by artificial grinding to a similar size. Because the material is very small, it becomes suspended in meltwater making the water appear cloudy, which is sometimes known as glacial milk.

When the sediments enter a river, they turn the river's colour grey, light brown, iridescent blue-green, or milky white. If the river flows into a glacial lake, the lake may appear turquoise in colour as a result. When flows of the flour are extensive, a distinct layer of a different colour flows into the lake and begins to dissipate and settle as the flow extends from the increase in water flow from the glacier during snow melts and heavy rain periods. Examples of this phenomenon may be seen at Lake Tekapo, New Zealand, Lake LouiseMoraine Lake and Peyto Lake in Canada, and Gjende lake in Norway.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


Oil on Panel

Because of the many values this was a difficult painting, but one in which I learned - again - the importance of comparing values throughout the painting.  I squinted and scraped and repainted to achieve the results I wanted.  I'm pleased with the outcome.

Monday, June 6, 2016

FACE No. 119

Oil on Panel
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I never tire of painting faces.  Although, we all have eyes, nose and mouth each face is unique and presents it's own challenges.  When I began this series of mugshots I had no idea I would get to 119.  With each painting I've learned something, sometimes technical, sometimes emotional.  I hope to continue this journey with many more faces. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016


Oil on Panel

Oil on Panel

These paintings were accepted into Dutch Gallery's "Spring Reflections", their spring juried show.  The second painting was abstracted from the first one and although I enjoyed painting both of them I have to say the abstract was more fun.  The show runs from May14 to July 16.  If you are in the Dallas area stop in and see some great art.

Monday, April 25, 2016

FACE No. 118

12 x 12
Oil on Panel

Back to mugshots!  This one popped out because of his hair.  Dreadlocks are fun to paint.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Oil and Wax on Paper

I am so pleased that "Forest" was accepted into Trinity Arts Guild 2016 Juried Open Show.   The show opens on April 20.  If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area stop in and take a look.  

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Oil & Wax on Panel

This is a continuation of my Food Dance series.  With Spring here, I'm always reminded of how good asparagus is to add to a menu.  It tastes delicious and is beautiful with its many shades of green.

Roasted Asparagus

Place asparagus, that has been drizzled with olive oil, in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and place in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes.  

It's healthy, tastes good and so easy to prepare.

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