Landscapes

These are landscape paintings I created over the years that are not associated with any show. They are shown in roughly reverse chronological order.


Perspectives
(Oil on Canvas, 36in x 72in, 2014)

The tape and shadowing have a striking three dimensional effect in this six foot painting. The landscape is based on photographs I shot in West Houston over 20 years ago - an area of town that has changed significantly. I painted the same landscape as seen today in the billboard to the right of center, using a photo shot with a smartphone in panoramic mode, emphasizing the technological change along with the physical change.



Original painting SOLD


Mountains of Ararat
(Oil on Paper, 9in x 12in, 2011)

Original painting SOLD


Tower of Babel
(Oil on Paper, 9in x 12in, 2011)

Original painting SOLD


Seminole Canyon
(Oil on Canvas, 24in x 60in, 2009)

Original painting SOLD


Rearview Sunset
(Oil on Paper, 10in x 12in, 2008)

Original painting SOLD


Water Damage
(Oil on Paper, 12in x 12in, 2006)

Water Damage is based on a photo I shot in Oregon some years ago. I always wanted to do something with this but never knew what. Then one day I spilled water on a photo printout and saw how the colors ran. This gave me the idea for Water Damage. I actually printed a copy of the photo and then soaked the lower right corner in water and painted the effect.

Accepted into the Visual Arts Alliance Show, Houston, TX, May, 2006

Original painting SOLD


Digital Landscape
(Oil on Canvas, 16in x 20in, 2006)

Honorable Mention, Visual Arts Alliance Show, Houston, TX, October, 2006

Original painting SOLD


Desert with Water Stain
(Oil on Canvas, 16in x 20in, 2006)

Accepted into the Visual Arts Alliance Show, Houston, TX, May, 2006

Original painting SOLD


Waterloo Farmhouse
(Oil on Canvas, 16in x 24in, 2006)

In this one, the drips have some meaning. This is inspired by a visit to the battlefield of Waterloo, which is chock full of momuments to the many men that died there. The red is the blood of the dead, the orange is the flash of gunpowder, and the black is the smoke of the battlefield. Each drip is applied to an area of its complementary color.


Waterloo Road
(oil on paper, 6in x 9in, 2006)

Original painting SOLD


Bluebonnets
(oil on paper, 6in x 9in, 2006)

Original painting SOLD


Unseen
(oil on paper, 19in x 28in, 2001)

Unseen is a homage to the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The twin boys symbolize the twin towers: happy, innocent and vulnerable to the unseen storm approaching behind them. Arising from the storm are the contrails of two planes - one already turning towards them. In the upper right is a crescent moon symbolizing Islam. On the opposite side of the painting are telephone poles that form crucifixes symbolizing Christianity. The piece is signed 911.

Original painting NOT FOR SALE


Optimism and Pessimism (left panel)

Optimism and Pessimism (right panel)
(oil on canvas, 24in x 36in, 1998)

Optimism and Pessimism is a diptych on the two views of life: one where blue skies are envisioned when all is cloudy and one where dark skies are seen when all is clear. In these pieces, the artist's canvas becomes a metaphor for perception. What the artist paints is a reflection of how he sees the world.

Original Painting SOLD


The Human Condition
(Oil on Canvas, 24in x 36in, 2001)

The Human Condition is a variation on paintings by Rene Magritte of the same title. Magritte's point was to exemplify the notion of perception - that a landscape exists outside of self, the perception of it, the painting, exists within the self. Here a canvas is shown in a field containing an exact duplicate of the surrounding landscape. Yet, upon close examination, the canvas is seen to be skewed. Perception is flawed. Can we ever see the world as it really is?

Original Painting SOLD


Four Seasons
(oil on paper, 21in x 25in, 2002)

Original painting SOLD


Positive Negative
(oil on paper, 15in x 25in, 2002)

Original painting SOLD


Puzzled Landscape
(oil on paper, 24in x 24in, 2002)

Original painting SOLD


Missing Piece
(oil on paper, 11in x 14in, 2002)

Original painting SOLD


Sunset Clouds II
(oil on paper, 17in x 28in, 2001)

Original painting SOLD


Clouds and Road XI
(oil on paper, 17in x 25in, 2001)

Original painting SOLD


Clouds Over Field
(oil on paper, 17in x 24in, 2001)

Original painting SOLD


Clouds and Road XIII
(oil on paper, 17in x 31in, 2001)

Original painting SOLD


Electric Landscape
(oil on paper, 22in x 18in, 2001)

Original painting SOLD


Memories of a Beach
(oil on paper, 28in x 24in, 2000).

Original painting SOLD