Seeding Barley


21.5 x 41.5 inches – Oils and Oil based enamels on latex sized cotton twill canvas. Stretched on 2 x 2 inch stretcher bars and gallery wrapped [all sides painted]. Ready to hang. This is currently in the Madera County Consortium of the Arts “Celebrating Agriculture” show of 2020, Circle Gallery, on Gateway in Madera. It is entered in the catagory of “The Human Factor.” Sale price listed at the show is $789.00. Because of the current Covid-19 conditions, Winners and showings are being shown Thursday, September 10 at 6 pm, as a ZOOM webcast for all entrants connecting to the Madera Circle Gallery and MCCA zoom link.



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58 x 72 inches – Oils and Oil based enamels – October 2019

Painted for the Sorensens Gallery “Nudes in November” show for November 2019.

It was entered and displayed at the Thursday November 7, 2019 Fresno “Art Hop” open house.

This shot above was from a phone camera and not on a tripod for exact angles. So that one can see the edges of the canvas, I didn’t want to crop off part of the painting, like the top of her head.


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The Islands

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58 x 91 inches – Oil and Acrylics on canvas – November 2018.

Update April 20 – 2021

NO LONGER AVAILABLE ………… As of April 2021, This painting was placed in a NEW HOME to a lady in Madera named Mary.

She was very proud of it and said that …. “It did open up will open up my family room.”

Update: May 8, 2019.

Painted for a previous a client, on my personal whim, who liked it but had several reservations, the crux of which turns out to be the size. “It is too large.” So, that is quite all right and while one cannot argue unknown points, I am reminded of the movie Amadeus and at the end of a symphony, the king told Mozart it was too long and to just … “cut out a few notes.” More later on this painting.

The Attack

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The Attack – 48 x 48 inch – Oil based on canvas

This for the 2015 “Black and White” show at Chris Sorenson Studio and Gallery, at south Van Ness and Railroad, Fresno, CA.

It is a battle line of the 3rd confederate Infantry Regiment in Cleborne’s Division in late 1864. It will be there all of May and is for sale. That’s the rules.

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This is a painting of the Kearney Mansion, in Kearney Park, Fresno, California. It was painted as a fundraiser and raffled to raise funds for a stone monument in memory of California’s Confederate Veterans of which there are over 2,000 ancestors buried throughout the state.

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