Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Vineyard at Mapleton

Oil on canvas - 6" x 8" (Sold)   This is a study completed a few years ago of a small vineyard on Old Mission Peninsula which fascinated me for a long time before I attempted to paint it.  I am so often reminded how quickly the land changes; recently I passed by and noticed that the grove of trees on the right side had been cut down, leaving a huge gaping hole in the hillside.  Several months later the hillside was planted with something, possibly more grapes.  

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Crystal River Wetlands - 2

Oil on canvas, 24" x 36" - Thought  I would show this new oil at an early stage. I intend to leave this piece relatively soft with simple shapes using a limited pallette.  I have since added some cadmium red and yellow.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Oil on canvas - 18" x 14"   This painting is still in progress but I thought you would find it interesting. While walking the beach at Empire, I just happened upon several boulders jutting out from the dunes. The play of light across the grasses and rocks and the shadows totally fascinated me.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Deep in the Woods

Oil on canvas, 20" x 16"    An exploration of color and design in the landscape.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Oil on canvas, 5" x 7"     A breathtaking sunset over lake Michigan in late July.