Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sacred Bundles

Original Painting - Acrylic on Canvas 24x36

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It felt good to loosen up and paint an abstract with strong color, texture and bold contrasts!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Native American War Pony

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 16x20

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According to the dictionary, these horses are descendants of the animals the Spanish conquistadors brought to the Americas that were adopted by the indigenous people. They were also known as cow pony, buffalo horse, mustang, Indian pony, cayuse, and Spanish pony.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mystery of the Lake

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 16x20

A sense of impending doom and the rising wind of an approaching storm creates many unanswered questions. Who is this woman? Why is she standing on the shore? Why is she wearing a formal gown in the forest? Is she holding a wand ...casting a spell? Quoting Edgar Degas, "A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people." See more Halloween images here; halloween art

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 12x16

The hazy sun shimmers across the water backlighting a gathering of these prehistoric looking birds. I took photos of the California Brown Pelicans on a trip north from San Diego along Big Sur. In flight, they resemble flying Pterodactyls. I think they help create a somber timeless mood to this piece. This painting has been SOLD but prints are available

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 24x20

This beautiful young lady is my grand daughter Savannah Shropshire. She is an award winning young artist and is known to like and prefer pretty things. She is also a fan of "Hello Kitty". NFS

Monday, February 6, 2012

American Classic

Original Painting - Acrylic on canvas 16x20

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Okay, I know this is a corny and overly sentimental theme ...a nostalgic Christmas card rendition of a snow covered village complete with horse drawn sleigh. I'm not apologizing, because that's exactly what I was going for in this tribute to an idealized Currier & Ives type of snow scene. Sometimes a sugary sweet is just what you crave and this has been an unusual Wisconsin winter without much snow. snow scene canvas prints