Friday, December 31, 2010


8x10 acrylic on Masonite
$125 SOLD

Crabbing season. These Dungeness crabs are the best! They turn from purple to this orange when they cook. I thought I'd paint a few in different poses.  

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


6x8" on Masonite
$100 SOLD

Tubes of acrylic and a few brushes...hog heaven!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


6x8" on Masonite
$100 SOLD

This old fly rig was my grandfather's. He was a country boy who grew up fishing on the Lewis and Clark river and a do-it -yourselfer. This reel has had the handle replaced with a piece of pencil with tape wrapped around it. It's so old I don't dare fish with it but  it's cool to look at.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


6x8" acrylic on Masonite

I've got a bunch of these old antique salmon plugs. They're about 9 inches long and come in a variety of styles. A big lure for a big fish! Beleive it or not this was difficult to paint. Come on all you fishemen out there(and fishemen's wives) this would look great on your wall! A piece of salmon fishing history.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Yellow Pepper

6x8" on Masonite

These peppers are luminous and that is hard to capture. This didn't photograph very well for some reason. It's better in real life ...really it is!

Friday, December 17, 2010


8x10" Acrylic on Masonite
$125 SOLD many times can I paint this Revere ware pan? you may be asking.
We'll see.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


8x10" on Masonite

$125 SOLD

Shiny..I like shiny. And I like these greens. Looks like this shot was taken during an earthquake! Everything is jumpy....animated!
No...I don't really make soup from scratch. In My wife's dreams maybe.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


acrylic on Masonite 8x10"

One of my personal favorites. This little guy has been around a long time. He was standing on my grandparents floor my entire childhood and I've had him since they passed on. Probably just a cheap plaster of Paris thing but he's worth a lot to me. Makes a good subject for painting. Lots of reflective surface and although he's black  there is no black paint in this.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


8x10" on Masonite

Dang! these looked so good yesterday but after the paint dried ..not so much. I touched them up and here you go!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Avocado Cut

8x10" on Masonite
Buy Me $125 SOLD

Fresh avacados yesterday.One of my daughters likes to eat them with a spoon but only after anointing them with lots of lemon juice and salt and pepper. I gotta admit as good as they taste solo... they are even better her way.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Soul Food

8x10 on Masonite
buy Me $125 SOLD

I have this old set of about 15 leather bound books that have so much character.
Seems a little too traditional but what the heck! The pipe is one of my old man's. He was quite the pipe smoker at one time and collected a bunch... the reading glasses are mine.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuna And Tomato Soup

8x10" on Masonite
$125 SOLD

This is the painting I set out to do  a few days ago. I had to wait to get a can of tuna for the set up (note the brand).

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


8x10"on Masonite

I set this up in front of one of my favorite large abstract paintings (by the celebrated artist Brian Cameron)  You can see the original on my website
It's titled Opposite Attraction

Onions and Tomatos

8x10"acrylic on masonite
Chop Chop!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

On The Chopping Block

8x10"acrylic on masonite......$125

A little celery ..a little onion.. I like the reflective quality of that old chopping knife.
I like everything about this one!

Monday, December 6, 2010


8x10' acrylic on Masonite
Buy me  $125 SOLD

Beautiful weather the last couple of days and low tides. The surf was small so the clams were showing. I wasn't digging so I tried to get some photos of the diggers. They looked suspiciously at me as I walked toward them with my camera and no shovel. I could just hear them muttering to themselves  "stupid tourist!"
Clam digging is deffinitely not a spectator sport.

Friday, December 3, 2010


8x10" acrylic on Masonite
$125 SOLD

Okay I'm painting again. I had planned to paint a can of tomato soup and a can of tuna together but when I got to the cupboard tuna! But this gave me a chance to use the pan along with the can of soup. Reflections are always good. I like this one.