Monday, November 24, 2008

this is a painting i did in july of 2008. oil on canvas 24 by 36 in. at the beginning of the month i shaved my face clean. the first time in many, many years. i saved the beard. after i did this painting and it dried i cut my beard into small pieces and sprinkled it over this painting then sealed it with varnish. i hope in the future when i'm long gone, someone will take a beard hair from this painting and clone me so i will be again.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

It will be provided! at church last sunday where i went, they talked about israel and the land where the dome of the rock sets in jerusalem. it is the spot where it is said that abraham was going to sacrifice isaac. i was at that land several years ago. at that spot i took some dirt and i also found a very small blue feather which is to this day on top of the dirt in a small container that i also found at that spot. the day after the church service, monday 11-17-2008 i was inspired to paint this. oil on canvas 24 by 30 in. the ram comes from a picture i took at the lourve museum in paris last september. it dates back to the egyptian era. it was carved in sandstone and is amoung the great art treasures of the world.

Friday, October 3, 2008

i was driving home from work 10-3-2008 down rt.41 and got off at grand ave.. the off ramp was on the left and went down between the north and south bound traffic. there was a bridge on each side of me. to my right i saw what this picture is. my camera was in the back seat in my coat and the light had turned green. i grabbed my coat, changed the setting on the camera, rolled down the window, it was electric, and zoomed in and shot this picture all in just a few seconds. i almost didn't even try but i thought it might look cool.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

this is a picture i painted 9-28-2008. i went to my 35th class reunion on the 27th. i went to my studio afterwards and drew out the picture on canvas. i painted some of the picture and fell asleep. when i woke the next day i finished it. oil on canvas 24 by 36 in. for sale. $300. title: above the noise and confusion.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

last sunset i saw in costa rica may 30,2008.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

this lizard could run so fast that it can run across water. it is called the jesus christ lizard.
deep in the rain forest, but dry that day though it did rain a little every now and then.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

the next day i had to head home. i took a four and a half hour walk along
the ocean. not only did i find my best seashell that day, i got some of my best photos. this was a crab i confronted. he stood his ground. it was as big as my hand. it let me get close as if it knew i wouldn't hurt it. a few months ago i did a painting with a crab like this in it from out of my head. it was titled right back where i evolved from.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

first part of the day at tamarindo costa rica.

Friday, February 15, 2008

as i walked along the shoreline, i came upon a flock of birds feeding. how free i thought, how free indeed.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

norrow is the path. few find it and stay on it for it is narrow and cramped. who could be affording little space. broad and spacious is the way of many.
all the footprints you leave behind are erased from time. think of all the places you set your feet. may your path lead to heavens gate.
picture taken at cloud forest. plants colors attract pollenators.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

i thought it was a snake, but it never moved. i took a picture anyway. this is what i saw.

Friday, February 8, 2008

life is like a river, sometimes raging, sometimes still, but always changing. don't let life vex you.
wonderment of a jungle and wetland. the sounds, the breeze, the blue blue sky, and words still can't capture the experience.
ahhhhhhhh nothing like a good nap.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

a good looking redhead.
after 2 hours of walking, i stopped to fill my eyes.
my footprints remained silent under the water.
i sat at the pool side and waited for the sun to rise. the sky was brite with stars. i walked down to the ocean shore and went north. after a while i turned toward the east to see the first light of day.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

in the realm of time, all is washed away, but in the realm where time does not exist, all is forever.
funny how the ocean seems to call the soul and calm it.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

interesting!, but i can't hear a word you're saying. hi jeff.
ice skaters in mexico city.
mexico city. just try it, i'll make your day.
house of tiles in mexio city.
view of river in the jungle in the wet woodlands.
choose your paths wisely. some go astray and some have destinations.
wilderness desolate of man.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

in the denseness of the forest, the silence is broken by drops of water falling from leaf to leaf or leaf to ground.
as i rode along on my white horse, off to my left was this view.
i remember how it began, and i remember how it hasn't ended. ( cloud forest )