Thursday, January 29, 2009

"Three Friends in a Doorway"

(Oil on canvas board- 8"x10")

Three Friends in a Doorway

And sharing.
Three friends,
Sit in a doorway,
On a warm March day.
Benny, Sally, & June,
When Sally tells...
“It was THIS high...”
Raising her arm,
Benny's face smirks with disbelief,
And June just rolls her eyes.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Some Temple Square Lights.....

Hello! Here's two new paintings of Temple Square with Christmas Lights. These are my first snow paintings, but hopefully not my last. Let me know what you think of them.
(At Top:"Couple at Temple Square with Christmas Lights" on Canvas board-18"x24"; and on the bottom " Three Friends with Temple Square Christmas Lights" on Canvas board-12"x16"). These are based on photos that I took with a friend one night down at Temple Square just before Christmas. Thanks to the help of my photo-savvy friend, I actually had photos that turned out. Amazing!! I'm not generally very good at taking photos without cutting off heads, arms, and etc. I do apologize however for the poor quality of the "Couple at Temple Square with Christmas Lights". The paint was still wet as I was taking it, and I got quite a bit of reflection on it. Enjoy, and I'm off to my next painting project. -----A Little Red Riding Hood Ride 2008 Collage! Coming soon..............

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Biking and Painting Combined!

"Halloween Bike Ride"; original oil painting 24"' x 48" -Dec. 2008--This was a fun way of combining my oil painting and cycling. It's based on photos of a Halloween Bike Ride through the Holladay/Cottonwood area of Salt Lake City in October of 2007. This was the front of this year's Christmas Collections Booklet which received an overwhelmingly positive response from friends and relatives this last year. It's part of what gives me incentive to continue in my art and poetry endeavors. Thus, I will keep adding photos of my art, and verses of my poetry.

An Introduction

("A Green-Eyed Me"; A Self Portrait Oil Painting-Sept.2008)
Here I find myself in new territory of cyberspace and blogging. With finally obtaining a laptop computer I'm able to do so. I would like to use this as an opportunity to share my Art and Poetry. I very much invite comments, suggestions, and advise. Thank you for visiting, and I look forward to my adventure through this new land.