Monday, October 11, 2010


6 X 6 inch oil painting on canvas panel.

At the entrance to the small hilltop village of Cignano (pronounced Chin-ya-no) in Tuscany, I found this stone altar. With its small pot of flowers it greets anyone entering the village. Once inside the village there are pots overflowing with flowers outside every doorstep, along every patio and in every garden. It’s a beautiful place!

Reminder – You can see 2 of my paintings at the Small to Large Show.

Newport Harbor Nautical Museum
600 East Bay Avenue, Newport Beach, CA
The show runs September 15th - October 30th

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Friday, October 1, 2010

October Road

8 X 10 inch oil painting on canvas panel.

O’Neil Regional Park is already showing fall colors. The grasses are brown and a few trees are loosing their leaves. The change of seasons is subtle in California.

Baby Update: This month my daughter will be 1 year old (seems like I just left the hospital). She is almost walking and holds onto furniture to get around. She has a small vocabulary that mostly consists of “Da Da” with a few “Ma Mas” and “done” sprinkled in. She is tiny – the 5th percentile – because of that she is getting lots of use out of her baby clothes. It’s been a blast seeing her personality emerge and noticing the differences between her and my 5-year old son. How this first year with her has flown by!

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