Thursday, April 19, 2012


"Purpose"  Oil  12" x 12"

"I am not sure why I titled this subject "Purpose" unless I was thinking of the joy such cheerful blooms give like a precious offering, however brief their span.

Delicious strokes portray the two open flowers as well as the bud and separate petal that lies to the right. The dark background enriches the vivid red and the warm tabletop completes a primary color scheme.

This is the third of my recent series of simple floral paintings, made special by lush paint application and rich contrast and color. As a group, these 12" x 12" paintings have a great deal of impact."
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012


"Opulence" - Oil - 12" x 12"

"How I love rich paint and flowers! The two combine well in this new work, I think, and I‘ve titled it “Opulence“.

The heavy red blossoms support a brilliantly lit orange one that shows behind the first rank. Scattered leaves and blue accents move the eye through the space as a triangle of the crisp white drape defines the foreground tabletop.

The combination of thick impasto and winning color carry my enthusiasm to the viewer.

Prints are available at

Monday, April 16, 2012


"Awesome" - Oil - 12" x 12"

"This is the first of a series of new floral paintings that I am ready to release and I am especially pleased with this one. The pile of bright yellow sunflowers rests on a diagonal swath of white fabric. There are red and green drapes in the background that recede nicely. Small accents of orange and blue are sprinkled through the work and add exceptional life to the work.

The original is 12" x 12", though the image will display nicely in a larger print. Prints can be ordered at and the original will be available at Jose Antonio's shop in Redding, California later this week." --- SFG