Monday, November 25, 2013


2013, Oil on Hardboard, 7"x 4"

Another of the many astonishing trees in Seattle. This magnificent Redwood was located in the park next to the Locks. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Imperial Walkers

2013, Oil on Hardboard, 12"x 3"

This is a painting of the view from I-5 as we leaving Seattle for the airport. The thing that struck me was how the sun broke through a crevice in the clouds and shone on the Imperial Walkers. These are the heavy lifters along the Duwamish Waterway. I've always been impressed by these behemoths which seem to dominate the landscapes of just about every major seaport.

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Taxi, 3, Cleared

2013, Oil on Hardboard, 7"x 5"
Scenes From a Plane

The third installment in our series, this is the scene as we are about to take off. It is absolutely my favorite point in any flight, the moment of anticipation of that incredible acceleration that always brings me back to neighborhood drag racing. Not that any of my clunkers were anywhere near this fast.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Morning in City Park

2013, Oil on Canvas, 14"x 11"

This is a painting of City Park in Hagerstown, Maryland. It was painted, or at least started on-site during the summer and am just getting around to finishing it. When I start a landscape outdoors I prefer to finish it in the studio. Outdoors I'm in record mode, later, without the distraction of reality, I can concentrate on just making it a good painting.

Sunday, November 3, 2013


2013, Oil on Hardboard, 7"x 5"

This is a building in Seattle across from the waterfront. The brick buildings there remind me of the street scene by Vermeer. Not that I'm stupid enough to compare my work to Vermeer's.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Bridge Over Bridge

2013, Oil on Hardboard, 7"x 5"

Sitting under one of the many bridges in Seattle. It looks like the Aurora Bridge but I can't be sure because I lost track of where we were. This was the case for most of the day until we would come to a landmark.