Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Looking Down On Two Ways Up

60"x40" oil on canvas.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Inspiring Location

I just stumbled upon the wonderful work of photographer Troy Paiva. I was looking through his work and one photo struck me as familiar. I noticed that we had both been inspired by the same abandoned cafe/gas station in California. I took a picture of it for reference in 2004 on my way to Palm Desert California. I had forgotten where it was exactly but Troy describes it as being..."off the freeway in Yermo, California, a quiet high desert roadside town east of Barstow. " I used it as the backdrop for my painting "Excavation Site". The foreground in my painting comes from construction workers in Salt Lake City. Check out Troy's work (link above).

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Three Roses

Oil on canvas, 40"x 55". Shiny surfaces are always fun to do.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Corner Counter

Oil on canvas 42"x50".

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Pronto Pups

40"x50" oil on canvas.