Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Walden Glenn 16 x 20 inches acrylic on canvas 2008
Merry Christmas everybody!
This snow scene is from Cincinnati Ohio. This view was behind our apartment in Walden Glenn (Just off Hamilton Avenue) We lived there for a couple of years in the early 1990s. I painted this from a photo during the Holidays last year, and finished it after New Years, so it is dated 2008.

Monday, December 8, 2008


I decided to go to Oahu for Thanksgiving.

Waikiki Beach

Waves and rocks at Sandy Beach

Me on top of Diamond Head "Some day this will all be mine!"

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Modern Geometry

modern geometry 20 x 32 inches acrylic on canvas 2004
private collection
This painting is from 2004. I was interested in the retro fashion and the geometric abstract design of the dress and the background.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Island Surf

A brand new painting of a Hawaiian Beach. "Island Surf" 16 x 24 inches acrylic on canvas 2008. If you look at it long enough, you can hear the waves crashing.......

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Latest Tiki

"Tiki Ike" 11 x 30 inches, acrylic on canvas 2008.

A brand new tiki I call him "Tiki Ike". I call him that because I actually worked on him when we were without power after Hurricane Ike. I had started him just before the hurricane.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Diamond Head and Two Palms

Diamond Head with Two Palm Trees acrylic on canvas 8 x 10 inches
I enjoy a quick expressive painting that captures the feeling of a location. Plein Air works have a spontaneity that is so lively and beautiful. The joy of being outside and feeling the breeze cannot be under estimated.

Monday, October 13, 2008


A painting of a red haired woman from 2005 that has been sold.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Galveston Seawall After Ike

This is all that remains of Murdochs ( the building in the distance) after Hurricane Ike. Notice the granite monument and how it has been shifted by the force of the sea. This is right in front of where Hooters used to be. These photos were taken yesterday October 3rd 2008.

These two photos are all that is left of the Balinese Room.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Balinese Room and Murdochs in Galveston

Hurricane Ike slamed the Galveston coast on Sept 12th and 13th. It destroyed some of Galvestons historic piers. The Balinese Room has some very interesting history
Murdochs was just the coolest gift shop ever.
I took these photos in April of 2008. I sure do hope that they will rebuild the piers.
My home made it through the storm with just minor damage so I am blessed.

Monday, September 29, 2008

all in the details

I thought that I would post a couple of detail photos to show off the texture and paint quality.

green eyed lady 24 x 34 inches acrylic on canvas 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

new tiki painting

My latest tiki painting. This acrylic on canvas piece is 12 x 30 inches and full of color and texture. I call him, "tiki blue eyes".

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Young Madonna

My thinking here was to create a modern version of the madonna icon. I painted a contemporary young girl with a halo design in the sky around her. The painting is from 2003 quite large, around 30 x 40 inches and is now in a private collection.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Long Blonde Braids

long blonde braids 17 x 26 inches acrylic on canvas 2008
private collection

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Eve 10 x 16 inches acrylic on canvas 2002
private collection
The snake is whispering in her ear........

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Tropical Vacation

Leisurely walking through the flowers on a tropical island. This acrylic painting on canvas is from 2005 and it is 21 x 33 inches.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

tiki under the palms

A new small acrylic on a piece of scrap matte board. 7.5in x 9.5 inches.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Aloha mermaid

A small 11 x 11 inch painting on canvas with heavy texture. I enjoy the small square format of this piece, so I think I will do some more.

Monday, May 26, 2008

asian girl

Asian girl 10 x 14 acrylic on canvas 2003
private collection

Friday, May 16, 2008

Sketchbook tiki

A page from my sketchbook.

Monday, May 12, 2008

palm trees at the beach

The beach at Galveston. This photo was taken on April 14 at 9:58 am. It was early on a Monday morning so we had the entire ocean to ourselves. In my mind, this is the best time to hang out.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Wahine and a Cool Cat

A new painting fresh off of the easel. This is 16 x 24 inches on stretched canvas. As you can tell, I am really into the whole Hawaiian fantasy theme right now. In fact I have another hula dancer in the works, and plan to show some progressive photos of the work in progress.

Friday, May 2, 2008

woman with red hair

woman with red hair 20 x 20 inches acrylic on canvas
I know that this one looks very simple. I had originally planned to do it in color, but I stopped here at this stage. It was done.....the simple fresh quality is what makes this painting cool. It has a strong abstract feel. I would just ruin it if I went any further.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Madonna Abstract

madonna 24 x 36 inches acrylic on canvas2006

Monday, April 7, 2008


Another tropical beauty from 1990

Carmelita con el perico 36 x 48 oil on canvas 1990 (sold)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

young latin woman

Today's post is a small watercolor sketch done in 2005. I am really enjoying posting works that are older and more obscure. I have begun to photograph old sketchbooks from way back...even some old high school drawings. This blog is quickly becoming a retrospective exhibit. I am having fun resurrecting my past work.
young latin woman 7.25 x 7.25 in watercolor 2005

Monday, March 24, 2008

long blonde braids

My, but she has a long neck! A canvas covered with heavy texture and rich color. This little girl is one of my first works completed in 2008.
long blonde braids 17 x 26 inches acrylic on canvas 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

collage from mid 1980s

Way back in the mid 1980s, I did several large collages of cut magazines, paper, photos, money, etc. Basically anything that could be glued down. I then lacquered them with a heavy thick varnish. These were quite large, I even did one on and old closet door. All have been sold, and there whereabouts are unknown. You can click this image to see a larger version.