created for the january edition of car and driver for the best cars of 2023. the approach was to give the new car a timeless appeal painted on a retro ply panel.
created for the january edition of car and driver for the best cars of 2023. the approach was to give the new car a timeless appeal. in this case it is painted on a distressed retro ply panel. this was one of 11 vehicles painted. who knew. 10 is good but 11… now that is better!
a dog barking on on birch bark. i thought it would be funny to have the double entendre. get it? i like the simple graphic of a dog barking.
a rider on a horse pulls a tree out of a snow laden forest floor to be used as a christmas tree.
an ancient looking angel gives the viewer a small jewelled gold box as a gift.
my friend craig terlson has written a novel about murders in manistique. i painted this for him and he used it for the cover of his book… named the same as the town - manistique
the plains bison tilled the soil for millenia in great herds that lasted for days. it is sad they are a mere shadow of what they were.
created in reference to canadian female immigrants suzanna moody and catherine trail parr
i paint artwork at a little place we rent almost every summer. i love how the same scene changes with every moment. the landscape and the water is permanent, but with every cloud and how the sunlight dapples differently at every moment, with every hour, every day, every weather and every season - same place but different. the composition of this painting expressly displays the water as the hero of the painting.
i can’t help myself…. everytime i look at clouds i see a clown, a turtle, a frog, a rabbit…. and then the next moment the clouds change.
an expanse of deep dark lake showing off the dark hills on the other side
i loved the spotty clouds and how the sunshine spots everything, the hills, the lake, and the grass. it makes me happy.
the light was scattered over the hills and lake in this painting. this was a particularly rough reclaimed panel. i love the way the corner is gone.
an adirondack chair overlooking a calm lake
a setting on a sunny day overlooking the manicured grounds and the hills beyond. all with leomonade!
the snow drop by hanna foster robinson
the first sign of spring. the season of new beginnings. small work of art against the brittle brown earth, thawed just enough to free this flower; petite and demure, from its near frozen grip.
oh what wonder to the ants and earthworms hustling underneath its resilient, bell shaped head. like looking up inside the sistine chapel.
there is another side to every story.
like a vulnerable child; head heavy with shoulders slouched. i gingerly lift its tucked chin, revealing the tightly clustered interior flower; it’s hidden face, wondrous like my child’s eyes.
i see through sadness, through the outer protective blade shaped petals. i see hope and the spirals of spring, milky white, tipped in kelly green.
it will be ok my darling. hang your head. nestle into my chest, protected from winters final frost by the blade of my shoulder.
spring crocus with a large boot barely perceptible in the background
i love these old jars. opening a piece of history with every jar!
the golden goose. the proverbial golden egg - both are as old as time… if it is too good a story then it probably isn’t true
the chickadee is presented close up and big as if from a bird book or a page from a dictionary
a hunter makes coffee by the stream
the 1601 series of paintings are from the book “me and you and the red canoe” authored by jean e. pendziwol www.jeanependziwol.com and illustrated by phil
this is about positive thinking. i know, being positive is being derided in these days. some call it silly. or dillusional. but, i think we all have to hang on to our dreams and to move forward. take that idea, nurture it carefully, and take console that each bit of care will eventually reveal a sentence, a paragraph, a chapter. and whether we have more chapters. perhaps a book. or just a bunch of short stories. but that story is your story.
this is a bank. it is about how things grow and operate when bit by bit the money accumulates.
pick ‘n play to design a mood for every occasion
work and life play opposites and are in unison as this piece spins around and around
it spins round and round! fire up your big dreams - keep planning and keep moving