Aspiring Aspens

Aspiring Aspens

I just started my “Aspiring Aspens” series.   Having basically white trucks, the subtle, yet colorful notches and imperfections in their trunks are hard to achieve in oil paint.  Distance is depicted by bluing and greying the backgrounds but it takes a...
Collecting Painting Jewels

Collecting Painting Jewels

Exactly, what do I mean by “collecting painting jewels?”   I’m talking about collecting original artworks as an investment. 1.  Art is in the eye of the beholder.  Right now the trend is about softer focus and abstract paintings.   However,...

Wind and Water

Wikia has a definition that Water is often used to symbolize things in literature. Water is a universal symbol of change and is often present at turning points in a story.  Since water is often a sign of life, many times water represents life.  Likewise, water can...
Inspiring Artwork

Inspiring Artwork

Inspiring artwork is different for each individual.   Sometimes it is very hard to define, but certain artists have achieved the term “Greatness” mostly after they have died.   During their lifetime, nothing went right and some even committed suicide.  ...
Green, Green Grass of Home

Green, Green Grass of Home

I remember the green, green grass of home.  When I was 12 my parents moved into a beautiful house on the side of a hill in San Jose, CA.   The neighborhood was free range and I remember  running until our hearts would burst.  Over the fence and in back of our...