Monday, January 31, 2011

New Abstract Painting Series

WATER PASSAGE       oil on canvas      44" x 44"

this is the first painting of the first series I have been working on this year...more to come!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Desert Afternoon Light

In the golden light of a Mojave January afternoon:

geranium and backlit Cassia

a few remaining Mimosa tree seed pods

ChinaBerry Tree seed pods

Hawthorne berries and cedar branches and candles on the kitchen counter

Friday, January 28, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Desert Landscape Painting: Mojave Sand Track

MOJAVE SAND TRACK        oil on canvas     8" x 10"

Available for US $230. 
including authentic recycled barnwood frame

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Little Abstract Painting: Yellow House

YELLOW HOUSE        oil on canvas     6" x 6" x 1.5"

available for US $100.
prompt shipping

If we didn't live venturously, plucking the wild goat by the beard, and trembling over precipices, we should never be depressed, I've no doubt; but already should be faded, fatalistic and aged.
Virginia Woolf, 1882 - 1941  from Quotes of the Day

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Collaborative Abstract Painting with Karine Swenson

fellow-ess Joshua Tree resident and amazing artist Karine Swenson has deigned to collaborate with me to make some is one that we started at our first session and finished at the second:

IRVING BEAR           oil on canvas        40" x 30"

by Karine Swenson and Tina Bluefield

We will be showing these paintings at JTAG (the Joshua Tree Art Gallery) during February.  The opening reception happens in a Joshua Tree Gallery Crawl on February 5 which proudly includes all six Joshua Tree galleries...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Between Dawn and Sunrise Painting

BETWEEN DAWN AND SUNRISE       oil on canvas    30" x 40"

after a delightful studio visit on Sunday from two sisters, this painting went to its new home

Sunday, January 23, 2011

January Painting

JANUARY AFTERNOON        oil on canvas         8" x 10"

...impression, Gamma Gulch Road...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Desert Painting

DECEMBER AFTERNOON      oil on canvas          8" x 10"    

view to the west from my studio  

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Clear Desert Morning

west view before sunrise:    full moon in the pink Belt of Venus 

ravens fly across the camera's view of the rising sun lighting Mt. San Gorgonio...

east view:  sun to appear in about 5 minutes...

all too lovely to say anything about...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Two Joshuas Painting

TWO JOSHUAS               oil on canvas           24" x 24"

This painting can be seen at my studio.   Visitors welcome — hours vary, contact me for current opening times.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January ReBirth

just a few days of warm air bring the collard seeds out of the small the tiny grains of sand look like good-sized pebbles in this photo...

budding peach tree

Monday, January 17, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

January Joshuas

these trees, also called Yucca Pines, stay green all winter

where I live, they are sparse, only 1-2 to an acre...this is the sole Joshua Tree on "my" 2 1/2 acres...

a nearby "dead" one looking like a strange creature as it dissolves back into the earth...

Joshua Trees are particular about altitude, and in areas that are a bit higher, there are a "forests" of Joshua Trees, as here in Pipes Canyon, where the foothills of the San Bernardino mountains begin...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

January Morning Birds

Cactus Wren looking round, foreshortened with puffed up feathers

Mockingbird is again visiting the Hawthorne berry bush...

here about to swallow breakfast berry whole....

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Yesterday Morning

color on the horizon at dawn

clouds coloring

briefly the high clouds lit up and a few drops of rain fell...lovely way to start the day...

Friday, January 7, 2011

Rainy Day Paintings

...more cloudy coolness in our high desert paradise...
here is a series of rainy-day paintings from soon after I came to live here:

RAINY DAY 1                   oil on canvas         11" x 14"

RAINY DAY 2           oil on canvas   11" x 14"

RAINY DAY 3           oil on canvas      11" x 14" 

COLORED RAIN           oil on canvas         11" x 14"

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Afternoon Joshuas Painting

AFTERNOON JOSHUAS        oil on linen      8" x 10'

available for US $250. including authentic recycled barnwood frame

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Amboy Road Painting and Bullion Mountains

ALONG THE ROAD TO AMBOY      oil on linen     10" x 8"
available for US$ 230.

in the open desert, mountain ranges appear in the distance like ships on the edge of the ocean

Bullion Mts,  photo at sunset last night

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

Little Passage Painting and Continuing Clouds

LITTLE PASSAGE      oil on canvas   8" x 8"

light in the east over the Sheephole Mts near sunrise time

Mt San Gorgonio glowing with new snowfall 

overhead promise of clearer skies