When I was a Fine Art major back in the 1970's, the pursuit to master the classic painting mediums of oil and watercolor was still the distinct preference over the encouragement of acrylic artists. In fact, there was only one acrylic painting course offered in realism, wherein your chosen image was projected onto the canvas [...]
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I have attached a great article below that lists the 18 ways of how creative people live differently than those who consider themselves lacking in creativity. After reading this article, I pondered this question: do creative people live in these ways because their creative career demands it, or are creative people born differently so living [...]
Aqua oil on canvas, 48"x48" Yesterday I finally finished the Pink Buddha. I began this painting back in November 2013. It is an actual scene I sketched of a Buddha in front of a house here in the neighborhood. When I first sketched it, the Buddha was a bronze patina. One day I walked by [...]
Aqua oil on canvas, 30"x40" One day last summer, my friends, Victoria and Aaron, had a gathering at their lovely home. Their back porch overlooks the swimming pool situated in the middle of a lush, tropical, garden jungle. I meandered along one of the garden paths, and came across this statue. Victoria loves her garden. [...]
Aqua oil on canvas, 24"x36" I have had this lovely Kuan Yin statue for many years. She has traveled with me everywhere I move, gracing front porches, portals, gardens and corners in my home. Wherever she sits, she is a constant companion reminding me to nurture my compassionate heart. We moved to the tropics last [...]
Acrylic on paper, 18"x24" My son and his wife have a really lovely pool in their backyard, and it is graced at one end with this large frog. I like to swim laps in the pool, a lot of laps, so I got to know this frog pretty well. Over time his presence while I [...]
Acrylic on paper, 9"x12" The ocean off the coast of Miami is the nicest ocean in the country. It is warm, clear, turquoise, Caribbean water that is extra salty and so healing. These are inviting, calm waters that beckon you to just soak and float all your worries away. I see now why so many [...]
Acrylic on paper, 12"x16" My son's neighbor, Katie, has a tropical tree in her front driveway that has the most amazing pink blooms. They are huge, abundant and just keep blooming and blooming. I have asked her what the name is, but she says she does not know. I have tried looking up the name [...]
Acrylic on paper, 10"x14", unframed. My son and his wife have a beautiful home in Miami. The backyard is a tropical paradise full of lush vegetation, towering bamboo and flowering plants. I especially love the key lime chair on the deck under the palm trees. Original Painting The Key Lime Chair $245.00 USD Giclee Prints [...]
Acrylic on paper, 12"x16" For the past year I have been living in an old, established neighborhood built in the 1950s. Many of the houses are still radiating their fifties character, but new owners are slowly remodeling these outdated, classic styles into very unique and modern homes. I have three favorite houses in the neighborhood [...]