Two Paintings of Iceland

Inspiration for artists comes from many places and a memorable visit to Iceland moved me to create numerous works of art.  

Pictured here are two oil paintings that were just juried into a show at the O’Hanlon Art Gallery in Mill Valley, California.  The first one, entitled “Jen”, ... 

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COAL EMISSIONS AND MY IPAD

Here is some art created on my iPad of three coal plant smokestacks billowing with polluted smoke.  Below is the same work of art photoshopped! Did you know that “coal plants are responsible for more than half of the US human-caused emissions of mercury?  Just 1/70th of ... 

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ART ABOUT COAL TRANSPORT

When I am on an airplane or do not have brush in hand, I create art on my iPad.  The two pictures here were made using the Brushes app. Since January 2014, I have been doing artwork related to the problems caused by the burning, transportation and mining of coal.

Last year, while in ... 

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CONCERNED ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING

Global warming’s tumultuous effects in the future concern me.  Every day I do  art work related to this worry in the hopes that the paintings will help raise awareness to find solutions.   If you want to read more about what I am doing, please check out this link to a recent article from ... 

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Furnace Heated by Coke

Here is a photo of my new work in progress:  an acrylic painting being done on two sheets of paper. This  art work in my “Coal” series that I started in January, 2014, depicts coke burning in an old blasting furnace.    According to Wikipedia, historical sources dating ... 

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COAL AND A BIT OF HISTORY

  Although this painting is not quite finished, I wanted to post it in order to continue showing works I am currently doing that focus on coal.  I am also finding that during my painting breaks  I have been using the time to read about the history of coal; study about the problems currently associated ... 

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FLAME AND COAL

Intense concern would be an understatement in trying to describe the feelings generated as I continue doing this series of coal paintings.  I am motivated because the more I learn about the negative environmental impact of coal burning, mining, and transportation, the more I know that I need ... 

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Burning Coal Makes Me See Blue

Can you see the touches of blue among the pieces of burning coal in this painting?  Most of the reference photos I am studying for my coal series are replete with the colors of gray, black and orange.  However, I found one picture that had blue traces and found out in Wikipedia that “a ... 

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