Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Storm over the Great Ocean Highway - oil on canvas - 24x30"

Australia was an amazing country to visit last year. Nature seemed so powerful and untamed. On the way to Twelve Apostles, the weather threatened with a storm, but ended up just a little shower. The views were just unbelievable.
In my painting I attempted to express the force of the waves, the dynamics of the sky and ocean.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Purple mountains - oil on panel - 5x5"

Back home to baylands and color. It is slightly disorienting to come back from a vacation. First there is a lot of excitement and after that suddenly the doubt sets in and it becomes hard to pick up brush. This is my safe zone painting. I feel at home here.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Wine in Ubeda - oil on canvas - 12x16"

Coming home from trip to southern Spain, I miss tapas and wonderful spanish wine. So to cheer myself up, I painted it. It will forever remind me of the old towns, squares, tapa bars and history that is so amazing it this beautiful country.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Afternoon - oil on canvas - 30x30"

Waves, water, sun, beach and walk on the sand with one you love! That is my kind of afternoon. I love to paint couples. There is not anything more wonderful, challenging and changing than relationships. I want to capture the blissful times, when there is no worry, just you and me and sound of waves and time stands still.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Waves - oil on six 6x6" panels

This was an experiment. And I have to still resolve and finish the installation. I wanted to do a modular painting, that could hang in different groupings. you could hang it together next to each other or separate some or hang some on another wall. I think I will attempt a larger version, when I have time.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Dancing Mountains - oil on canvas - 20x20"

All the detail in the Old Town painting was just too much and I wanted to do something fun. Something playful and simple. Never believe if someone says that abstract painting is easy. I was repainting and repainting this so many times, it seems unbelievable. And at the end I looked at it and finalized the painting as a landscape. The process is always unpredictable.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Old Town - oil on canvas - 30x24"

Moody view of the old town side of the river Vltava in Prague. I was intrigued by the sky and the neutral hues in the buildings. I love the colors and i was trying to preserve as much of the underpainting as I could. It is so tempting to cover it all up.