Rossemite – 16″ x 20″ Oil on Canvas
This was my first original composition (and my 4th painting overall). The Bob Ross influence is clear.
Mountaintop Vineyard – 9″ x 12″ Oil on Canvas
This was from a photograph taken on my honeymoon. It’s a vista from the Barnett Vineyard in Napa Valley.
Clayoquot Sound – 9″ x 12″ Oil on Canvas
Another painting based on a honeymoon photo, this one from near Tofino, BC.
Yosemite Valley 1 & 2 – Two 12″ x 9″ Oil on Canvas
This one is hanging in my office. It’s the classic “Tunnel View” from Yosemite, featuring El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridalveil Falls.
Edgewater Beach Apartments – 16″ x 12″ Oil on Canvas
This is the famed “Pink Building” on Chicago’s north side, as seen from the lakefront path. My mother-in-law grew up here, and this painting now resides in the private collection of Dr. and Mrs. James Eggers.
Castello di Brolio – 16″ x 20″ Oil on Canvas
This is the first painting in what I suppose is going to become my Italy series. It’s a castle and working winery in Tuscany where Chianti was apparently first created.
Tuscan Rose – 12″ x 16″ Oil on Panel
This was my 15th painting and my first attempt at a still life. It’s based on a photograph I took in Chianti. Really happy with how this one came out. That stone wall wasn’t easy.
Gran Paradiso – 16″ x 20″ Oil on Canvas
This is the view from the back porch of the Grivola Bar in Cogne, Italy. Cogne is in the northwest corner of the country, right between France and Switzerland, and a beautiful destination if you want to get off the beaten path on your tour of Italy. Gran Paradiso is Italy’s tallest mountain.
Chianti Villa – 12″ x 16″ Oil on Panel
This was my first “streetscape,” which felt like a cross between a landscape and a still life. It’s adapted from another Italy trip photo depicting a wine making villa in Chianti. Learned a lot about depth, detail, and how hard it is to paint a thin, straight line. This one probably took three 6-8 hour sessions to finish.