Painting in Progress – Waikiki Beach, Hawaii

A Day at the Beach in Waikiki Last summer my wife, her parents and her cousin took a brief trip out to Hawaii. I couldn’t go, but they had a great time in Waikiki. My father-in-law took this photo of the beach, which I’m currently painting. This painting will be completed soon and go upContinue reading “Painting in Progress – Waikiki Beach, Hawaii”

Beach Sunshine in Uvita

Glowing Sunshine on the Beach Uvita, Costa Rica has one of my favorite beaches in that country, as I’ve written about before. Uvita is on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. In this painting, the morning waves are washing up on shore with the sunlight illuminating the glow of the water, sand and palm trees.Continue reading “Beach Sunshine in Uvita”

Lazy Palm Tree in Cahuita, Costa Rica – Painting for Sale

Lazy Palm Tree over Water This oil painting is of the Caribbean side of Costa Rica in Cahuita National Park. The coastline of Cahuita National Park only has a small sliver of sand along the water, as the palm trees hang lazily overhead. While not as easy as it looks, you can climb the palmContinue reading “Lazy Palm Tree in Cahuita, Costa Rica – Painting for Sale”

Colombian Music Painting

I did this painting several months ago when I happened to walk upon this band (Don Abundio y sus Traviesos) playing spontaneously at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC, which is where I took the photo for inspiration. The band is an ensemble from the Caribbean side of Colombia that plays intoxicating percussion rhythms,Continue reading “Colombian Music Painting”

Papaw and I – Portrait Painting

A Gift to my Grandfather This portrait painting was a gift to my paternal grandfather, who went by Papaw. Papaw grew up on a farm in rural southern Ohio during the Great Depression. His family didn’t have running water or electricity until he was an adult! The first time he left his county was atContinue reading “Papaw and I – Portrait Painting”

Musical and Cultural Inspiration for Painting – Vallenato from Colombia

Inspiration from Smithsonian Folklife Festival This past weekend my wife, a friend and I went to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC, an annual festival whose goal is to strengthen and preserve diverse, authentic, living traditions – both old and new.  This year has 3 focuses – Rythm and Blues, the Peace Corps (it’sContinue reading “Musical and Cultural Inspiration for Painting – Vallenato from Colombia”

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”

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!”

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