Category Archives: Minatures

Hippocamp

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Hippocamp is a mythological creature shared by Phoenician and Greek mythology, though the name by which it is recognised is purely Greek. It was also adopted into Etruscan mythology. It has typically been depicted as a horse in its forepart with a coiling, scaly, fish-like hindquarter.

 

 

[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA131326
Title: Hippocamp
Subject: Sea Horse
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1987
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Rock
Style: Fantasy
Colors: Blue, Gold
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 2″ x 3″
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Himeji Castle

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Fascinated by Japanese architecture after returning from Japan, I painted this castle on a beautiful slab of Jadeite.

I visited Himeji Castle on a hilltop  complex located in Himeji, in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period.

The castle is frequently known as Hakuro-jō (“White Egret Castle”) or Shirasagi-jō (“White Heron Castle”) because of its brilliant white exterior and supposed resemblance to a bird taking flight.  Built in stages from 1333 to 1609, I took the amazing tour of the inside and grounds, of the largest surviving castle in Japan.

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[highlight1 variation=”blue”]List $5,000.00 [/highlight1][highlight4 variation=”red”]Original Sold [/highlight4] [colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA131325
Title: Himeji Castle
Subject: Japanese Castle
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1985
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Jadeite
Style: Classic Archeterra
Colors: Blue, White
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
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Fruit and Vine

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I came into a very fine piece of lapis lazuli stone, and a still life  emerged. All the strong areas of blue are the stone itself.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA131324
Title: Fruit and Vine
Subject: Fruit and Wine
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1999
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Lapis
Style: Still Life
Colors: Blue, Gold
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 4″ x 3 1/2″
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Elk and Eagle

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I bought a large piece of turquoise at a gem show. Sometime later I decided to paint an elk on this rock.

I worked the “snow” into the matrix of the turquoise and again left much of it unpainted as the stone created the right background.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA131323
Title: Elk and Eagle
Subject: In nature
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1983
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Turquoise
Style: Classic Landscape
Colors: Blue, White
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 6″ x 4″
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Cry in the Wilderness

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It was the middle of a beautiful winter in Maui and I thought it would be fun to do a mainland winter piece.

My gem dealer friend furnished me with a nice piece of translucent jadeite. The snow with a “jade River” and  Elk was a good choice made a perfect setting. I enjoyed painting this Elk so much that I may do more art using these majestic animals.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA131322
Title: Cry in the…
Subject: Elk in the snow
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1983
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Jadeite
Style: Classic Landscape
Colors: White, Blue
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 8″ x 8″
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Barn Jug

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I discovered an abandoned barn near where I lived in rural Washington state and went inside. Inside I saw an old jug and a crack in the doors that allowed the light to come in .

The “chiaroscuro” was interesting enough that I came back and made a painting from life of it.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA131321
Title: Barn Jug
Subject: Inside old barn
Location: Washington
Completed: 1970
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Panel
Style: Plein Air
Colors: Black, Brown
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 8″ x 10″
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Hula Sunset

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If you view a glass you can see your own refrection in the glass, or whatever you can imagine.  So I imagined I could see a Hula dancer in the glass and added a beach and sunset.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA131327
Title: Hula Sunset
Subject: Dancer reflection
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1996
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Panel
Style: Still Life
Colors: Blue, Gold
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 8″ x 10″
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Golden Temple

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After spending about a week bicycling and exploring the many temples of Kyoto Japan, I gained a considerable amount of inspiration for future works, amongst those was this miniature depicting the beautiful “golden temple” named Kinkaku-ji.

The Golden Pavilion is set in a magnificent Japanese strolling garden, a landscape garden in the go-round style. The location implements the idea of borrowed scenery that integrates the outside and the inside, creating an extension of the views surrounding the pavilion and connecting it with the outside world.

The pavilion extends over a pond, called Kyōko-chi (Mirror Pond?), that reflects the building. The pond contains 10 smaller islands. The zen typology is seen through the rock composition, the bridges, and plants are arranged in a specific way to represent famous places in Chinese and Japanese literature. Vantage points and focal points were established because of the strategic placement of the pavilion to view the gardens surrounding the pavilion.

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[highlight1 variation=”blue”]List $5,000.00 [/highlight1][highlight4 variation=”red”]Original Sold [/highlight4] [colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA131317
Title: Golden Temple
Subject: Kyoto Shrine
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1982
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Jadeite
Style: Classic Landscape
Colors: Green, Gold
Signed: Yes
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space-tA small fishing deck is attached to the rear of the pavilion building, allowing a small boat to be moored under it. The kinkaku-ji grounds were built according to descriptions of the Western Paradise of the Buddha Amida, intending to illustrate a harmony between heaven and earth. The largest islet in the pond represents the Japanese islands. The four stones forming a straight line in the pond near the pavilion are intended to represent sailboats anchored at night, bound for the Isle of Eternal Life in Chinese mythology.

 

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Indian Fishing

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Leaving a considerable amount of the jadeite rock exposed, I incorporated this painting into the composition for the water.

Besides farming and hunting, Native Americans did a lot of spear fishing.  Fish was a big part of some of their diets year-round.  Because fishing poles weren’t around several hundred years ago, the male native Indians went spear fishing and the women used a simple system of a string with a hook on the end. Women were not allowed to use spears to fish because it was the job for the males in the tribes.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA131320
Title: Indian Fishing
Subject: Spear Fishing
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1979
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Jadeite
Style: Classic Landscape
Colors: Green, Flesh
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 4″ x 7″
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space-tWinter and Spring were the optimal times for spear fishing.  Depending on the size of fish they were catching, they had different types of implements for spear fishing.  The shafts of these spears were all made from wood, whatever type was indigenous of the area.  For the tips, they used a variety of materials.  Metal, copper in particular, was a popular tip as was bone.  A tip with three prongs was often used for small fish. They traversed shallow waters, sometimes standing for long periods of time, just to spear fish at just the right moment.

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Pond Faeries

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The fairies of the elemental kingdom are gathering by a small wooded river.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA131319
Title: Pond Faeries
Subject: Flower Elemental
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 2003
Pieces: Three
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Linen
Style: Fantasy
Colors: Purple, Green
Signed: Yes
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 5″ x 7″
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