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Hanging Corn- #100


watercolor on paper, 14x11
100 of 100   With this painting, my 100 Paintings 100 Days $100 Series comes to an end. Thank you to everyone who followed this project.   The 100 Paintings gallery will be up until January 7th, 2011. All available paintings will still be for sale at $100 +shipping/handling. [...]
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Peonies- Inspired by Henri Fantin-Latour -#97


10x8, Oil on Linen
97 of 100   This painting was inspired by the 19th Century French Artist, Fantin-Latour who was known for his beautiful flower paintings. You can see some of his work here   View my painting here [...]
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The Artist's Wife#96


10x8 oil
96 of 100   My wife is pregnant with our third child and the baby is due anyday now. I wanted to do this painting of Julie as a small way to celebrate her.   See it here, The Artist's Wife [...]
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Painting Day- The Artist's Daughter


95 of 100   While my daughter was hard at work painting pictures of dinosaurs and Toy Story characters, I quickly painted this of her as she doesn't stay in one place for very long.   See this painting here [...]
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Stone Fireplace


watercolor 12x9
94 of 100   I like old, rustic looking things. I saw this fireplace and had to paint it. [...]
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Amelia's Pansies- #93


93 of 100   Amelia is my oldest daughter. She's five. These are pansies she picked out at the nursery this evening. Amelia and my wife are going to plant them on Tuesday morning.   See this painting here [...]
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Aspens


92 of 100   This is up at Lockett Meadow in Flagstaff. [...]
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Two Trees at the Harbor


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The Archway- Riordan Mansion State


watercolor on paper, 12x9
90 of 100   I've always liked the quality of black and white. I think in this painting, it gives strength and focus to the dark shadows.   See this painting here [...]
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Tree- #89


watercolor on paper, 9x12
89 of 100   This tree sits at the top of a cliff overlooking the Dana Point Harbor. The collector who bought this said, "I like the idea that it had survived by twisting all out of shape, like a piece of calligraphy, but was still its self."     You can get a better look at this painting here   [...]
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Dry Rose- #88


88 of 100   I was looking at the work of artist Wendy Artin today and got inspired to do a still life in watercolor. I'm having a lot of fun painting in watercolor and looking at Wendy's work got me even more excited to use this medium. This particular piece was my second try at it. I had painted it in black and white, but I wasn't happy with how it looked, so I decided to glaze some color over it. I think it turned out really nice.   [...]
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Baseball- #87


oil, 10x8
87 of 100   When I taught art at a college prep school, one of my students brought this to class. I ended up taking it from him because it was a distraction in class. I never gave it back and have had it ever since. I don't know why I kept it other than I think baseballs are really cool. It feels kind of sacred to me.   See this painting here [...]
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Still Life Bowl with Lid- #86


Oil, 8x10
86 of 100   Because this painting is mostly various tones of white, the darks become the accents. They prevent the painting from being washed out. It's the darks that really make this painting.   Click Still Life Bowl with Lid [...]
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Clouds over the Desert- #85


watercolor on paper, 12x8
85 of 100   When we get clouds here in the desert they're just about the most glorious looking things in the world. This watercolor was painted at Papago Park in Phoenix.   View this painting here [...]
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Palms and Reeds- #84


watercolor on paper, 12x8
84 of 100   I usually don't paint this bold, but I pushed myself to break out of my comfort zone and really go for rich colors. Everything in this painting is about suggestion. Even that band of purple shadow suggests the palm tree that's just out of the field of vision.   To see Palms and Reeds, click here [...]
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Wildflowers- #83


oil on linen, 10x8
83 of 100   My wife was given some flowers by our 5 year old daughter. They were appropriately placed in a tin can.  It was quite a challenging subject matter with a lot of information, but I skimmed through Richard Schmid's book, "Alla Prima" and got some well needed encouragment. In the end, I just started painting and trusted myself.   View the painting Wildflowers here [...]
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Hibiscus- #82


Oil on linen. 10x8
82 of 100   I've always loved the hibiscus flower. I really wanted to get the sense of the petals flowing out from the center of the flower which I feel gives it a sense of depth and movement.   Click 100 Paintings to this piece and others [...]
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Tree- #81


watercolor on paper
81 of 100   Doing this project has challenged me in finding subject matter. I'm constantly looking at my surroundings, whether I'm at work, or walking around a park, or at home, trying to discover inspiring ideas. What captures me could be something as simple as the shape of a shadow, or a band of sunlight against a wall, or just a color.     You can see this painting here [...]
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Papago Park- #80


watercolor on paper
80 of 100   Papago Park is a landmark in Phoenix as the rock formations are unique to the area. They don't look like anything else around it. When I was young, my family called them the "rock people."  I've painted this without the modern additions of roads and rest points. I wanted to create something that spoke of the land.     Click 100 Paintings to see this painting [...]
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River Reflections- Verde River- #79


79 of 100   This is at Deadwood Park in Cottonwood, AZ.  I was really caught by the abstract quality of the reflection in the water.     See this painting here [...]
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Lamp-Post at Dusk- #78


Oil, 10x8
78 of 100   This is a fairly normal scene that most people are familiar with. I think there's a mysterious feeling in this painting, like something has happened. It almost exists in a dream. [...]
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Italian Coffee- #77


Oil, 10x8
76 of 100   I like the solitude and silence while working in the studio. There's something monastic about it that is appealing to me. It makes the work feel more prayer. But, at times, I do listen to music while I paint. Usually jazz, or classical. I sometimes wonder if the music has an influence on the paintings? [...]
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Art Scam Checker

Here is an Art Scam checker that will let you enter a name or email into a database. Clint Watson of www.FineArtStudidoonline.com put this together. Thanks, Clint. ART SCAM CHECKER   http://fineartstudioonline.com/art-scam/     [...]
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Old Church in Lonesand- #76


Oil, 8x10
76 of 100   This is the church my great grandparents worshipped in. Even though it still stands, there is a sense of the passing of time; of the transience of life. I'm attracted to the emptiness of this place. It reminds me of something Edward Hopper would paint.     View this painting here [...]
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Eilean Donan Castle- Dornie, Scotland- #75


watercolor on paper, 8x12
75 of 100   Eilean Donan Castle is situated on an island at the meeting point of three sea lochs on the west coast of Scotland. The island was first inhabited around the 6th century, possibly by Saint Donan. The first fortified castle was built in the 13th century, protecting the lands of Kintail against the Vikings. Since then, at least four different versions of the castle have been built and re-built. In 1911, Lt Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap bought the island in 1911 and dedicated the next 20 years of his life to the reconstruction of Eilean Donan. The castle was complete in July of 1932.     I've [...]
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Fairhaven Mausoleum Art Exhibition A.D.2010


FAIRHAVEN MAUSOLEUM ART EXHIBITION A.D. 2010 Friday, November 5, 6PM - 10PM Candlelight Artists’ Reception Wine and Cheese Juried Awards Presentation (7PM) Contemplative Slide Presentation My paintings Sith and In Need will be showing at the Fairhaven Mausoleum Art Exhibition A.D. 2010. The exhibition opens this Friday, November 5th and runs till Sunday, November 7th. Sith was chosen to participate in an extended show titled, "Top 21 Artists" This is being exhibited at the Laguna College of Art and Design in the main gallery. The show runs from November 8-November 15. Sith [shee] 12x12 Watercolor [...]
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Tree Stump- Lockett Meadow, Flagstaff- #74


74 of 100 This old tree stump greets visitors along the entrance road to Lockett Meadow just outside of Flagstaff, AZ. It's a beautiful area amidst the Aspens and Ponderosa Pines. I was last up there with my wife and kids about a year ago. I remember it was during elk hunting season and there were hunters in the meadow. [...]
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Rusted Grill- #73


73 of 100 I painted this on the spot. It was that slash of shadow across the terrain that caught my eye. It has a dynamic quality to it. There is action in this painting. Click here to see this painting [...]
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Flowers by the Beach- #72 of 100


Flowers by the Beach
72 of 100 Where Laguna Canyon Road meets PCH in Laguna Beach, CA, there are some succulents with these beautiful little pale flowers that divide the gas station from the parking lot. I loved how the flowers looked against the dark green. To view this artwork, click here [...]
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