Heaven Shining Through – new oil painting

Here is the finished oil painting entitled “Heaven Shining Through.”  Our family friend Jorn took a photo of the sunrise when climbing the Aconcagua mountain in Argentina, from which this painting is based.  I was very impressed by the photo and felt that it’d make a great painting, so here it is! When I wasContinue reading “Heaven Shining Through – new oil painting”

Literature, art and a personal connection. “Facing the Storm,” interpreted from The Catcher in the Rye.

Archival matte paper prints of this Catcher in the Rye painting can be purchased here. Over the past couple of months, I’ve been writing about the “Catcher in the Rye” custom oil painting I’ve been working on for Jeff, a client of mine.  It’s called “Facing the Storm.”  Alas, I have the completed pictures andContinue reading “Literature, art and a personal connection. “Facing the Storm,” interpreted from The Catcher in the Rye.”

The Making of Therapeutic Art

I’ve been meeting with Jeff Lynhurst a few times over the past couple of weeks to get feedback about the “Catcher in the Rye” painting I’m working on for him.  This has been a new type of custom-art making experience for me, as usually someone just gives me a photo and I turn it intoContinue reading “The Making of Therapeutic Art”

2/3 done with painting

Just have to add some more depth with the rye, make the sky a bit darker and more dangerous-looking, and add in the main character (possibly my client’s father, in this case), on the cliff.  Until then, here’s what it looks like right now!

Progress on painting…a skyscape full of emotions

The sky-scape in the Catcher in the Rye painting I’m working on gradually changes from a sunny, happy temperament to gloomy and bleak.  The darkest part of the painting is on the far right side, where Holden Caulfield will be standing on a cliff. Holden Caulfield’s unsettled state of mind is revealed in the opening paragraph: “IfContinue reading “Progress on painting…a skyscape full of emotions”

Love in a troubled inner world…The Catcher in the Rye

“Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all.  Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around – nobody big, I mean – except me.  And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff.  What I have to do, I have to catch everybody ifContinue reading “Love in a troubled inner world…The Catcher in the Rye”

Surf Art in Maui!

This is a recently completed painting of surfer Arnie Smith hitting the waves in Maui, Hawaii!  The painting is 8″ by 12″ and custom framed in a 12″ by 16″ black metal, archival-quality frame with UV glass protection, and an acid and lignin-free mat board!  Thanks Jenny for giving me the opportunity to provide youContinue reading “Surf Art in Maui!”

finished Punta Uvita oil painting – Costa Rica art

…and I’m done!  This oil painting of the whale’s tale formation in Bahia Ballena (Whale Bay), Costa Rica.