Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Moon and Venus at Dawn This Week


worth getting up to take a look at these gleaming beauties in the deep blue clear desert sky as the sun's glow turns the horizon red...from the Mojave, particularly striking about 10 minutes before 6am...





Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011






VERMILLION CONE WITH BLACK AND GREEN
 oil on canvas                         16" x 16"


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Creatures




loud happy twitterings drew me to a flock of white-crowned sparrows at the birdbath





here joined by a larger English sparrow




after all this I had to re-fill the bowl...



and a jack rabbit went by in the early sunlight...



Monday, March 14, 2011

"Night Pool" on the Wall




NIGHT POOL              oil on canvas               48" x 36"

this is a painting made at the end of 2008, in situ in Los Angles


Saturday, March 12, 2011



out beyond ideas of right and wrong


THERE IS A FIELD      oil on canvas    20" x 16" 


this is a partial quote from one of my favorite Rumi poems:

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about
language, ideas, even the phrase each other
doesn't make any sense.

from The Essential Rumi (1995) translated by Coleman Barks with John Moyne, A. J. Arberry and Reynold Nicholson

found in WikiQuote


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Abstract Expressionist Painting: "Riding the Cyclone"





RIDING THE CYCLONE           oil on board          46" x 47"

this was painted several years ago, and as I look at it again, it seems to fit in with the themes of my current work