Welcome to my daily painting blog.

I create one new small work every few days. Most are done from life and reflect pleasant childhood memories of Michigan's rural beauty.
Have fun!

Saturday, May 24

Orange Slices 3" x 3" oil

Some time ago, I painted a series of oranges; oil on canson paper. Canson paper is generally used for high quality works in color pencil and charcoal. Many Color Pencil Society of America artists use it. It had the acid-free quality I needed for oils. The colors, therefore, are just as strong now as they were a year ago when I painted them. It was also the perfect ground for experimental work since it was inexpensive and very durable.

Google evidently liked them because I had visitors from all over the world look at them, including places like Pretoria and the Brittish Isles. Because there was so much interest in them, I am going to do another series of orange and other citrus fruit images this summer. This time, they will be painted on my new ground of choice; gessoed masonite panel.

Make sure your framer uses only acid free materials.

Friday, May 16


4" X 4" oil on masonite panel $50.

School is winding down..or shall I say hurtling headlong into that state of oblivion called the fourth card marking. After a particularly trying day this week, I saw these brilliantly colored seed spinnies scattered about on the walk as I approached my house. So I kick off my painting season with a calming image; the very essence of renewal and hope. Enjoy!

I will be posting this painting on e-bay sometime this weekend. Watch for it.