Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fresno Depot

My obsession in retirement is painting beautiful scenes like this. On a trip to Fresno last year, we were in the downtown area when we came upon the railroad complex for trains going through the valley. The Amtrak station is nearby and trains stop to pickup and drop off passengers daily. But the building that caught my eye was the old train depot still standing after all these years. Brings back memories as I remember this building when I was going to college back in the 60s. Ink and watercolor. SOLD

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Naked Tree

Many of our trees remain leafless and are searching for the sun to appear to sprout new ones. Our winter has been long with lots of rain. Our trees are more than ready to sprout. Better weather has been predicted for this upcoming week. The trees have had enough rain and so have I. Ink and watercolor.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Golden Gate Bridge Two

This is my second attempt at painting the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. On a recent trip to "The City", I went over the bridge for the first time since I was a child. Prepare for a treat when you get close to this magnificent structure. The ride over the bridge inspired me to paint it again. It was for sale at the art exhibit on the walls at Sutter hospital in Roseville. Ink and watercolor. SOLD

Monday, March 21, 2011

Palm Islands

Simple, colorful painting of life in the desert. Why these palms can grow here is a mystery but they are a sight for sore eyes--the only place that can give relief from the hot sun. This is a larger painting done mostly with large brushes and broad strokes. Watercolor.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ravens In Snow

The snow has stopped falling and the ravens search for food near a wood pile at a barn and home in cold weather territory. Ink and watercolor.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Desert Resort

A desert resort sits below the mountains on the edge of a desert. This could be in Borrego Springs or Palm Springs in the hot, arid parts of southern California. A nice comfy hotel with air conditioning, pool, a cool restaurant and bar always seems to be the right place to enjoy the pleasures of the desert. Ink and watercolor.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Secluded Village

A lush, green jungle at the edge of an ocean bay is the location for this painting. Everyday life seems very quiet and simple. Fishing boats dot the bay in preparation to head to deeper waters. Life seems slow. Might be nice for awhile but I think I would soon miss all the convenient comforts in life. Ink and watercolor.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Cabin In Isolation

An old family home sits idle in the desert slowly wasting away in the heat of the day. When I see places like this I wonder why someone would build a home in the middle of the desert. Logical question since there is nothing around the cabin. Maybe someone enjoyed isolation. Ink and watercolor. SOLD


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