Locals are calling it “the big melt off”, which is definitely the case. Winter doesn’t really give up the ghost around here until April so it isn’t time to put away the snowblower just yet. This is one of my favorite winter paintings of the season. It is also my favorite painting size at the moment.
This is in a contest on minted that closes March 2nd. Vote for my painting/paintings and you will have my eternal gratitude!
This painting is being shipped to a buyer in Florida. So many sales in Florida these days. I know have some friends moving to Florida, I am still in the snow country.
Just a note the title has nothing to do with pessimism. There is a town called Hope, Idaho… east of me where I often catch the moon rising. I don’t generally explain titles but this one, for once, wasn’t dour.
A brand new painting in the studio. This one has a real presence in person, almost audible. Probably my favorite recent title as well…
This one was varnished, framed and shipped to its new home in Florida.
A little inspiration from Hawaii. I went most of my life never visiting the islands but traveled there twice this year. Lately I have been fantasizing about retiring there… I probably won’t retire just fall over.
Another small painting exploring light and snow. I walked outside to take a photo in the actual snow but the day is beyond dark. The clouds must be stacked high above.
I will always paint, until I am gone. I have spent my entire life drawing and painting. It is what I do, not a hobby but real oxygen to lungs. Instagram provided me with my first major exposure but it is clear that it’s not an artists place anymore. If you want to see my work in the future this is the only guaranteed online place to see it.
Short winter days often bring dramatic conclusions. As pretty as the sunset is looking to the East is often more dramatic. The snow covered mountains get blasted with the final shot of sunlight.
Ten miniatures with gold leaf edges are at Abend Gallery and will be on display at the LA Art Show. I also have two larger paintings that will part of the exhibit.
Abend contacted me months ago and asked me to provide paintings for the exhibit. So happy to participate!