8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm) original acrylic painting on hand primed board w/ free shipping in US and Canada
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It's the simple things of the past that bring back memories, such as a ride through the woods in a carriage. Even if one has never had such an experience the idea has a simplicity and beauty that affects the emotions. This team of dapple grays was sketched from a recent ride during holiday festivities. I think many people can identify with the feeling of such an event.
"Year of the Rooster" (click image to see more detail) To see past work in my dailypainters gallery clickHERE 8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm) original acrylic painting on hand primed board $325 w/free shipping in US and Canada
The rooster is the tenth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese
zodiac signs. It is symbolic of fidelity and punctuality. In ancient times the
rooster would awaken people in the morning to begin their workday. It also symbolized
casting out the dark or evil night and the beginning of the new “light” day.
I saw this particular rooster in the courtyard of a museum in Cambodia a few
years ago when we visited there.
"Farewell: Till Spring" (click image to see more detail) 5” x7” (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board $150 w/free shipping in US & Canada To see past work in my dailypainters gallery clickHERE.
"White Throated Sparrow" (click image to see more detail) 5” x7” (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board $145 w/free shipping in US & Canada To see past work in my dailypainters gallery clickHERE.
While I’m not always a fan of sparrows, this white throated
sparrow is an attractive bird. A group of them have been around my bird feeder
recently. Apparently in Michigan we live right at the bottom of their winter
breeding grounds that stretches all across north Canada. They are pretty birds,
mostly feeding on the ground under my goldfinch feeder but they also like black
oil sunflower seeds and will come right up to my window feeder. At first glance
they might be mistaken for the white crowned sparrow except they have a bright
white throat with black whisker edges and a yellow lores (space between the
eyes and beak). I chose to do this painting to capture their beautiful
They also have a unique birdsong that is a distinctive
wavering long whistle that I’ve heard both in winter and spring.
Chichén Itzá: Temple of Kukulkcan
5" x 10" (12.7 cm X 25.4 cm) acrylic on hand primed board. SOLD
Visiting Chichén Itzá was a fascinating and puzzling event. It is surprising to discover how advanced the Mayan civilization had become in the arts and sciences by 800 A.D. and even more surprising to realize that they had abandoned these highly developed and sophisticated architectural sites after 1000 A.D. Even today archaeologists, anthropologists and historians are not sure why these beautiful places where abandoned and left in ruins. While we were there in January 2009 and again this year (2016) we talked to a number of Mayan guides and experts who could not tell us the full reasons.
I’ve tried in this small painting to capture some of the mystery and intrigue I felt while visiting this site. It’s a study that I’d like to do as a larger painting sometime in the future.
6 in. x 8 in. (15.2 cim x 20.3 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board unframed $185 w/free shipping in US and Canada. To see past work in my dailypainters gallery clickHERE.
Koi fish ponds seem to have originated in China, then later
became famous in Japan. Now we see them as part of the design of elegant hotels
around the world to give realism and vibrant color to the architecture. Koi are
popular as an element of tattoo, today as well because of the symbolism and
magical quality associated with these beautiful fish.
This is another painting originating from our summer
excursion to Maui.