Thursday, January 31, 2013


This painting is oil on linen. I was musing on the concept of life elsewhere in the universe and it seemed to me like a good bet. It wasn't the first time I had considered that possibility a likelihood and
I am pretty sure it won't be the last.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


It’s been many years since the children began leaving home and going off to school. Longer still since the sound of their young voices rose and fell in the excitement of playing the newest game or with the newest toy. The children still return occasionally to the place they once called home, but they have moved on now to homes of their own.

The parents have activities and interests that keep them occupied now that the children have gone. They have slowly learned to adapt.

But what about the toys, the ones that remain behind, the ones that generated so much excitement and fun so long ago. They sit now silently in place, ignored and pretty much forgotten in rooms no longer occupied by the children they once delighted. They wait for the visits that come less often now, never complaining, in quiet resignation, they wait. They wait for the times when they see their children again, and hear their voices. Perhaps just a glance in their direction from the children or a smile, recall memories of days long ago when they were the center of attention. They wait for those moments.

When our son was very young he couldn’t say the word children, he said gilgen instead. This painting is titled, “Waiting for the Gilgen” and is oil on canvas.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


My niece had just won a major poker tournament the first time she ever played in any poker tournament. This painting is oil on linen and is titled Lucky.

Friday, January 25, 2013


This painting was done with oil on canvas and I thought it would be a good post to open the blog with and the title is simply Greetings.