Sunday, January 13, 2008

Dream A Little Dream

When I was very young, I used to have nightmares....still do. My parents used to try to tell me to "think of something nice and happy before bedtime", soI gave it a try....That night I was thrilled to see Ronald McDonald in my dream (give me a break we lived in a small town)....and moments later he was pushed over the edge of a cliff by a bulldozer. Okay, so that didn't work so well. Sometimes dreams can be so bizarre, yet they seem so real. To this day I get much of my artistic inspiration from dreams, and here in this painting Alfred is enjoying his....Alfred's Dream, Acrylic on Canvas, 16x20, $600.
Prints (12x18) are available for $20 each.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Under the Weather

With all the rains here in the Seattle area this winter, it's inevitable it will influence the work of artists. The storm of December 2nd and 3rd 2007 had little effect on my home, maybe a few leaks here and there, but for many in this area it took everything they had. An area south of us was submerged underwater for days, closing 20 miles of a major west coast highway. The road survived...mostly...and what lost the battle has been rebuilt, but I can't help but wonder how most of the families are dealing with the loss of whatever is precious to them. Shortly after the flood I did this painting, titled "The Photograph" featuring old man Alfred sitting on his rooftop, or somebody elses...who knows? He holds a photograph and studies it, oblivious to the powers of the surrounding waters. He has saved a memory which is most precious to his heart. "The Photograph" Acrylic on Panel, 12x16, Framed $400.