Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Around the World in One Post

This post features art from my travels from different parts of the world.  I recently took a trip to Europe in the fall of 2019,visiting four different countries (five counting my change of planes in the Netherlands).

The Choro Trail18 x 24 in
Oil on Canvas

This painting portrays the Choro Hike in Bolivia.  Notice how the viewer is drawn in by the winding
road.  The viewer feels as though they can just walk in and hike that trail .  The llama in the distance is watching the viewer.  

The Small Town 
24 x 30 in
Oil on Canvas

This painting is modeled after a small village in Germany called Oberdaschdessen.  Notice the beautiful summer day in the town, yet not a single person is outdoors.  Where are they?  Consumed by their jobs?  Perhaps they're all just indoors preoccupied with electronic devices that they had forgotten how to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors?

Lake Geneva 
24 x 36 in
Oil on Canvas

Lake Geneva is in Switzerland (although it also shares the border with France).  The viewer gets a sense of tranquility as if they are by this lake.  But the peacefulness may not last long as the clouds indicate a storm coming.  

Cloudy Paradise
36 x 24 in
Oil on Canvas

The Swiss Alps as they appear on a cloudy day.  Here, the viewer can be drawn into a meditative state after a long stressful day.   The mountain peak appears as though it reigns over the entire landscape.  

Green Alps
28 x 22 in
Oil on Canvas

As the clouds fade out and more of the sun comes out, we see more lighting and a sense of relief.  While the previous piece may represent humanity as it tries to find solace during darker times, this piece shows things improving as things get brighter.  

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Miscellaneous Stuff

I haven't updated this site for a LONG time.  Here are a few recent pieces.

Sheep Grazing
Oil on Canvas
20 x 30 in

Casa Xelaju
Oil on Canvas
40 x 30 in 

Building Under Construction
Oil on Canvas
20 x 24 in 

Spaniard Church
Oil on Canvas
20 x 28 in

Woman in Kitchen
Oil on Canvas
20 x 20 in 

Woman in Yellow ShirtOil on Canvas
24 x 28 in 

Friday, January 4, 2019

Destination: New Mexico

It has been a few months since I've posted.  I took a trip to New Mexico and did some work there. 
Crows over Mesa
9x12 in

Matrimonial Mesa
9x 12 in
Grass Hill
12 x 9 in

Abiquiu River
12 x 9 in

Chimney Rock
12 x 9 in

Chimney Rock 
18 x 24 in
Oil on Canvas
Ghost Ranch Hill
24 x 18 in
Oil on Canvas

Mighty Hills
12 x 9 in

Friday, October 19, 2018

Up for more

Here are some more fantastic pieces.  Some include figure drawings and watercolors from a trip I took to Chicago during Labor Day weekend.

Ducks on Lake - 18 x 24 in Oil on Canvas

Minnesota Capitol - 24 x 18 in Oil on Canvas

Lake Michigan Waves - 9 x 12 in Watercolor

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Summer Art

It's summertime now.  It has been cool, but it's heating up again.  Here are some great pieces.

Lake Superior. 11 x 15 in   Watercolor on Paper

Lake Superior Rocky Shore  11 x 15 in.  Watercolor on Paper

Missouri River  30 x 40 in.  Oil on Canvas

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Wintertime Blues

It has been either cold or very snowy here in Minnesota.  I have not done any plein air painting but have created some fantastic pieces in my own studio.  Here are a few.

Fruit on Cutting Board - Watercolor 11 x 15 in

Still Life with Onion, Pepper, and Tomato - Watercolor 11 x 15 in

Dancing Leaf - Oil on Canvas 30 x 40 in.

Fruit in Study Room - Oil on Canvas 20 x 30 in.

Saturday, October 7, 2017


I haven't posted since last spring.  I will be posting a few pictures here that I created during the spring and summer months.  I'm sure you'll love them.

Church at Night Oil on Canvas 24 x 36 in

Late Afternoon Oil on Canvas 20 x 20 in.

Guitarist Oil on Canvas 24 x 36 in
Setting Up  Oil on Canvas 40 x 30 in