Friday, December 21, 2012

To Happy Days

A tweaked shot, looking out to the water from the borrowed writing cabin. Many thanks to the owner. Bless you J&C.

Thursday, December 20, 2012


If you have time, run on over to my website and look at the Fragments page. Plenty of prints to choose from. I call these prints 'Fragments', mainly they are a work of art within a work of art. There may be one or many fragments I see in a single painting. There are many ideas that run throughout my paintings and the fragments help tell those stories. All are signed and in limited edition of 10. The cost is $75.00.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Here is a link to my website, if you would like to purchase any paintings.

Monday, December 10, 2012


Here is Mario, my other assistant. He also is helpingg me to finish my book.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Time is Slipping Away

Time is one commodity that once gone can never be gotten back. So let us take care and live each day as if it was our last. Let nothing stand in the way to having the best day you can have.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

The Writer's Cabin

My assistant Rudy decided he wanted to help me finish a new book that I am writing. Will be off the presses soon. This is a wonderful place to relax my mind and to let the words flow. My friend was so great to let me use this space for my time of writing this book. Thank you J.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Raindrops All Over

Found a small creek not too far from the house, running high with all the rain we have had. It still amazes me how all these drops of rain add up to feed a creek or a river and to flow into the ocean. 1+1+1+1+........=an ocean of water.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The Blues Today

A real detailed close-up one of my oil paintings showing brush strokes, canvas texture, oil buildup amounts. The main painting is Lucinda, one of my nudes.

Monday, December 03, 2012

HO HO HO....

This Santa photo was taken at a friends house. I suppose since he has put his decorations up already..... then it is time for me to go get a tree and decorate it along with my dinner table. HO, HO, HO!!!! Tis the season. Hope everyone has happy holidays.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Shower that you.... where did you say you are calling from .....your shower?? Well, I am in the bath....pass the loofa. can't hear have water in your ear. Doesn't the iphone have an app for that. :-))

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Back to the City

I do love living on the Olympic Peninsula, but I also enjoy going to Seattle on a day do some errands. Took this photo with the camera poked out of the sunroof. I was just holding the camera out snapping pictures. It was interesting the shots that I got without looking at the subject at all. Talking about point and click.... that was the day.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nature Walk

" every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks." John Muir

Monday, November 26, 2012

Window Adventures

What lies beyond the window is calling me to explore. The infinite possibilities of known as well as unknown adventures await me beyond my wildest dreams. I have gone to many places and many lands, with varied adventures and I still see new adventures ahead.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Had the most wonderful Thanksgiving over at my friend's home, MaryAnn and Joe. Thank you for a great evening. Beautiful Thanksgiving table arrangement.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Lonesome Road

Well.... I took the road less where in the heck am I ?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cool and Crisp

I just like fall with the fallen leaves and the muted crisp mornings...the air seems so clean and refreshing; a bit more exhilarating than the hot summer air.

Monday, November 19, 2012


A fragment photo of a small mixed media that I have just sold. Beautiful color and texture.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

JellyFish Day

Earlier in the day this beautiful jellyfish was floating serenely just beneath the surface of the water. Jellyfish seem so benign and innocent when in the water, with their tentacles hanging down and undulating in the water. But, now out of the water...still beautiful, but not so graceful on a pile of pebbles.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Geri and the Looking Glass

Geri through the looking glass..... Alice couldn't make it today. She had a run in with a wild rabbit....something about falling in a hole??

Monday, November 12, 2012

Nice Friendly Assistants

My good friends in Port Townsend... Moki, Gabe, Sopie, Elie. such a lovely grouping. The stairway leads to Port Townsend underground.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Time Out

It was such a cool and beautiful day yesterday. Went for a short stroll by my friends dock. I try to take time out of my busy schedule to enjoy a few moments of quietness to sort out my thoughts. A short time out, makes for a more creative me.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Fall, Fall, Fall

Beautiful, beautiful fall. A leaf that just fell a minute ago, placed there by an invisible hand just for my enjoyment.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

New Fragment

A little glimpse at one of my new paintings, just a fragment view of the vase and flowers. It is a fairly large oil on canvas.

Friday, November 02, 2012

All's Shipshape on the Deck

My assistant Rudy, checking out our little beach house.... helping to make sure all is well on the deck. Rudy is a big ham....always seems to know where to stand to get in the picture.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Relaxing Moments

Stepping onto the wet deck, I quietly watched the rain falling. As I looked around at my gardens and water in the bay my senses were filled with the rich, relaxing smell of damp Earth and the smells of the sea. As I meditated on what was happening around me, a smile slowly appeared on my face. At that moment, I realized that life is unfolding around me in a very delightful way….sounds of rain, waves, leaves slowly falling to the ground, little creatures scurrying about, water dripping from the eves. I think that it is a perfect time for a fire in the chimney.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ali and Me

Had a great time with our grandson Ali, when he was here at the USC game with the UW... he is doing great things in college.

Monday, October 29, 2012


This morning it is cool, cloudy, misty, rainy......a typical Pacific Northwest November morning. But at least we are not on the East Coast right now. I am really thankful to be living here.

Friday, October 26, 2012


This is a close-up of a part of one of my oils...a fragment of Poppy Fields. I just love how the colors mix together so well.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


A new morning aria....

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Kale and Roses

Kale for the really looks beautiful, but smells nothing like the scent of a lovely rose. But, alas, tis fall and the roses are nevermore until next year when the roses blossom once again in the warm summer sun.  Fall is cool,wet and colorful...great time of the year in the Northwest.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Journey

My journey calls me forth, 
lures me West, 
east, south, and north; 
 Most journeys lead homewards, 
 My way leads me forth. 
 To add more miles to the tally

 Of many happy miles left behind, 
 In quest of the beauty
 God put me here to find.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Almost Finished

A new Morning Aria, almost finished.... a few more well placed strokes.....

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Creative Stages

Well... some morning arias that are in the final stages of cleanup and signing... then off to be mounted and framed. There are other larger paintings on the walls, waiting for the final creative touches. It is a wonderful feeling to have the creative spirit flowing so wonderfully right now.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Wikipedia says that a shadow is an area where direct light from a light source cannot reach due to obstruction by an object... which is a very true statement, but I look at shadows from an artistic standpoint. A shadow is just another abstract line to contemplate and incorporate into my thoughts and into a painting. It is really beautiful how light and shadows can interplay with each other to make wonderful patterns in nature and manmade items. Again, I must write... that beauty is everywhere, if we would take time out of our busy day to explore.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Pretty sunrise from just south of the John Wayne Marina on Sequim Bay.

Monday, October 08, 2012


In taking time to be still and meditate,  I have become aware of some of the many infinite possibilities to each magical moment.

Friday, October 05, 2012

The Fire Within

Today, I decided to live life to it's fullest... to be bold, dream, and to let the creative fire well up within me and burn brightly... to shine that light to everyone I know and to tell a story through my artwork.

Thursday, October 04, 2012


Had a fantastic afternoon yesterday with friends at my home. I am always the one behind the camera, so it is always a surprise to see a photo of myself. Life is great... Wabi-Sabi.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Sunset Sequim Bay

Visited a friend down the road yesterday afternoon and snapped this photo of the sunset. We have some really stunning sunsets this time of year. Not alot of color, but the clouds are beautiful.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Sea and Sky

Where the sea meets the sky... just waiting to see something magical happen through the fog. What an interesting morning.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Flower Vase

It is always a wonderful surprise to see a new vase full of flowers in my studio every three days. The flowers come from my very large garden. The flowers are part of the creative process for the Morning Arias.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Early Fall Days

Yesterday was a very busy day in the studio and in the house ... finally had a few minutes to relax and enjoy the warm fall afternoon. It was really refreshing to just let go and let everything fall away for a short time. I really love these gorgeous fall afternoons. I wish they would not end.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Beauty in Everything

My eyes constantly search out beauty everywhere and in every environ., in a flower, a mountain, a sonnet, a symphony, and a garden. There is a thrill I feel when I look out at my garden and see the beauty in each flower... a flower, at once so simple, yet so complex... beauty within beauty.

Monday, September 24, 2012

New Every Morning

It seems that every morning when I take my walk in the garden and along the beach, I find something new to photograph. This time it is a jellyfish. Like I have always said, be vigilant, there is something new every morning... somewhere. Hoping that everyone has a terrific day.

Friday, September 21, 2012


Enjoy every day.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Art Table

The art table, in my studio... filled with all types of objects to help in the creative process. There are many sub-projects going on at any one time, that are also on the table... painting, writing, photography, cards, letters, and even a book.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Looking Up

Sometimes I am so curious about the things around me, that I forget to look upward and see the intricate patterns that the trees and sky make... ever changing with the light, shadows and seasons... abstract forms are all around us. In this busy world we live in, lets take time to look at the things around us in such a way, that we not only look, but actually see with depth the encompassing environs around us.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This Morning's Aria

On my way to Seattle today, but I thought that I would put up this mornings aria that I just finished. To a fine art printer today, to see about having some giclee's printed.

Monday, September 17, 2012

New Every Morning

I found this on the beach this morning... it is alive. A person never knows what surprises await just around the corner of some long forgotten corner of the world. Even when I walk the same area in the mornings... it is really surprising how many new and interesting things are out there to see, especially when we choose to open our eyes and really take time to explore our surroundings.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Only the Shadow Knows

Don't stand in your own shadow, get yourself out of the way so that your big self can stride forward.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Morning Aria Creation

A new Morning Aria that I have been working on... it is almost at the stage of being finished. Sometimes it takes awhile until i feel that the painting is done. It is at that special moment when I get this feeling of completion... that the circle from being created to being a complete new work is accomplished.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Rudy My Assistant

Here sits my adorable assistant Rudy. I think he wants to go for a long swim, but I had to convince him otherwise, since after the beach walk we are going to town and it would not be fitting for him to be all wet in the car. He looked at me in agreement and off to the car he went.