Tuesday, December 23, 2008

At Sea


At the beach house we have these little birds flittering about.   Eventually I decided to make an oil painting of one of them.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Autumn Cabin


An encaustic piece I worked on back when the seasons were changing.   The leaves always are such gorgeous colors during autumn.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Blue Bird of Happiness

Bluebird of Happiness Blues

Feeling blue isn't always a bad thing.  Painted with oils and referenced from http://klein.com/dvk/photos/ .



Macro shot of a still life.  Painted with oils.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Storm Chaser II


Through the Internet, I made friends with several professional storm chasers that allowed me to use their photos. One of the guys I met is a complete adrenaline junkie, he cage dives with sharks, is the only person who's been inside a live volcano.  He actually got married in a volcano and has a show called Angry Planet.  He was most definitely an interesting guy.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

While on the cherry blossom kick, I thought I would make another one.  Encaustic mixed media.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

An oil painting based off of a teeny tiny cherry blossom.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008



SOLD  A 10"x10" oil painting.

Friday, July 11, 2008



The lovely trait about white flowers is that they pick up all sorts of reflective colors so well. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Koi Takara


A large (3' x 9') sculpted encaustic triptych that I worked on for several months.  The title is roughly translated into Koi Treasure.

Friday, May 9, 2008



The title of this is roughly translated to English as tree guardian.  Encaustic mixed media.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Perfect Cup

PerfectCup • SOLD

What better way than to start the day with a cup of joe?  This oil piece is owned by Tree House Cafe on Bainbridge Island.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Black Pheboe

BlackPhoeboe • SOLD

An oil painting of a cute black pheoboe that was commissioned for a private collection.  Photo reference can be found here:  www.flickr.com/photos/gimlack

Friday, April 18, 2008


Trillium-small • SOLD

This oil painting was from a photo provided by Canadian photographer, John Dorsey ( www.pbase.com/jdorsey ).

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


sailboat • SOLD

With the weather starting to warm up, I thought it would be a good chance to draw the people getting out and about.  Originally this watercolor painting was made for the grand opening of the American Marine Bank main branch remodel, but was bought by a private collector.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Helmut • SOLD

An oil painting commision for a pet portrait of their dog Helmut.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Arashi Ki


The title roughly translates into "Storm Tree."  Painted with encaustic mixed media.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Idyllic Series

This series is painted in encaustic.


More images under the link.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Idyllic Series part 4

Continuing to work on the idyllic series

Idyllic42  Idyllic41

More images under the link.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Hizzah SOLD

Taking a break from the Idyllic series to paint in acrylic with abstract subject matter.  (Francalangia Fetter collection)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Idyllic Series part 3




More images under the link.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Idyllic Series Continued



Continuing the Idyllic series from December.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Karasu Ki


The title roughly translates to Crow Tree.  A diptych painting made with encaustic mixed media.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Hills III


The final installment in the encaustic Hills series.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Hills II


The second of the three-part encuastic hills series.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Hills I


SOLD The first of a three-part encaustic series resembling bright and vibrant hills.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Nursery is Blue

SOLD Nursery is Blue, oil 6x6

Sunday, January 20, 2008




 SOLD Bloedel, oil 12x16 (Strom collection)

Friday, January 11, 2008

Laure (Gold)

Laure (Gold), oil 6.25x4.25 $95

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Granada II

SOLD Granada II, oil 7x5 framed (Lukasik-Leyh collection)