Friday, September 28, 2007
"New Snow Soon" - Oil - 24" x 30" - SOLD
"Autumn is coming early this year. At least where I am. The days are a bit chilled and the trees and grasses are beginning to turn. This scene of the mighty Sierra Madre Mountains near Bishop, California, testifies to the brilliance promised." SFG
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
"Headwaters of the Salmon" - Oil - 11" x 14" - $225
Our family spent a spectacular weekend in the Trinity Wilderness Area in northern California. While the others enjoyed hiking to a view that was like the top of the world and fishing in remote Josephine Lake, I caught this quiet view of the Salmon River. Despite its low flow, as it always is in September, the water reflected the colors surrounding it and soft willows contrasted with granite bolders.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
"California Slope with Lupine" - Oil - 24" x 30" - SOLD
"For those who asked for larger landscapes, here's another one. I was inspired by John Gamble's wonderful scenes that set the standard for the Early California Impressionists. His lupine paintings, along with those of Granville Redmond, are unsurpassed, but I'm very pleased with this one of mine." -- SG
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
"On the Edge, Mendocino" - Oil - 24" x 24" - SOLD
"This wild explosion of color was the expression of joy! The wonderful sunlit scene is on the coast of California near Mendocino. The color flew onto the canvas (and all over me) with forceful, loaded brush strokes that build on the contrasts and angles in the work. I am very pleased with the result." -- SG
Monday, September 17, 2007
"Dairy Farm Near Ferndale" - Oil - 12" x 16" - $260
Sitting below my vantage point, these barns and the buildings beyond them offered pattern and color in the lush pastureland near Ferndale, on the coast in northern California. The colors and direction of the clouds added to the composition admirably.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
"Autumn Glow, Bishop, California" - Oil - 20" x 24" - SOLD
Every once in a while, I start a painting and it goes so well - start to finish - that I really don't clearly remember painting it. It's as if some other force, a greater hand, takes over and guides my inept digits. I'm not alone in this conviction, I know, since other artists have documented the experience, as well. In my mind, this lifts art from its mean environment to a glorious, spiritual level and I feel I have a small part in God's work.