Category Archives: New Works

Mary of Magdala

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My friend Elizabeth Kelly, an authority on Mary Magdalene, introduced me to the legends of Mary. I became very interested in doing a portrait of her as many artists have.

I searched for appropriate women to serve as the model for her. I attended a local theater play and found someone there in the play that really had the look I was searching for. She was open to modeling and I did a life pastel drawing. I continued on to do a major painting and I chose an “earlier era, in her life”.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA160527
Title: Mary of Magdala
Subject: Sitting by the sea
Location: California
Completed: 2011
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Classic Realism
Colors: Red, Black, Blue
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
Purchase: Giclee, Other
[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 24″ x 32″
Dim-Set: n/a
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Return Policy[/one_third_last] [/colored_box]space-tThe legend went like this:

Mary was a resourceful and successful business woman who independently supported herself and other single women in her community. Together they made and sold healing balms, oils, unguents, herbal remedies, soaps and perfumes to the caravan traders that passed through Magdala on what the Romans  referred to as the Trans-Imperial Highway that operated between Damascus and Egypt.

Magdala was a fertile town fed by seven underground springs which supported the abundant growth of fruits, flowers, vegetables, grains and herbs. This prosperous town was a stop on the caravan route called, ‘The Via Maris,’ – ‘ The Way of the Sea,’ which extends east from Magdala, to Damascus and into Mesopotamia, Iran, India and China; and south along the Mediterranean coast to Egypt and Africa.

In the seaside town of Magdala, merchants would trade exotic oils, herbs, spices, teas, fabrics, beads and precious stones in exchange for fresh water, produce, olives, bread and dried fish before embarking on their long journeys. Goods as far away as India and China found their way to the shores of Galilee. Not only were goods transported but also ideas, philosophies, religions, music and cultures. This made Galilee a richly diverse and cosmopolitan center where peoples and customs met, mingled and intermarried.

Magdala is located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee between the towns of Capernaum to the north where Jesus lived and Tiberias to the south. The town of Magdala was architecturally built in the Hellenistic Greek style and was one of the richest in all of Galilee. There were docks and shipbuilding yards, salting sheds for fish, pottery shops, dye works and weavers of fine wool. It was also said to be the home to hundreds of shops were white doves were raised and sold.

The dove was sacred to the goddess Ishtar, Astarte and Aphrodite and the town of Magdala was also called the “The Village of Doves.” Magdala also was called the Little Bread Basket because of its fertility.

 

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Cannon Beach Mist

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I’ve had a long time enchantment with the Oregon coast.

space-tHaystack rock, a local prominent landmark, is home to many seabirds including puffins.

No one is allowed to hike on the rock to preserve the nesting sites. One can walk on the wet sand for miles when the tide is low.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA140131
Title: Cannon Beach Mist
Subject: Oregon Coast
Location: Oregon
Completed: 2011
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Panel
Style: Classic Seascape
Colors: Greys, Blacks
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
Purchase: Giclee, Other
[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 12″ x 12″
Dim-Set: n/a
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Vista

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA140125
Title: Vista
Subject: Woman in contemplation
Location: California
Completed: 2011
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Style: Classic Seascape
Colors: Blue-Green, Gold
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
Purchase: Giclee, Other
[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 24″ x 30″
Dim-Set: n/a
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Valley Ford

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This picture is framed in a carved wood frame and Olive liner.

 

[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA140126
Title: Valley Ford
Subject: Sunset View
Location: California
Completed: 2011
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Classic landscape
Colors: Green, Grey
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
Purchase: Giclee, Other
[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 9″ x 12″
Dim-Set: n/a
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The Unspoken

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA160524
Title: The Unspoken
Subject: Thinking
Location: California
Completed: 2011
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Panel
Style: Plein Air
Colors: Blue, Grey, Black
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
Purchase: Giclee, Original
[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 11″ x 14″
Dim-Set: n/a
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Sonoma Beach

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA140127
Title: Sonoma Beach
Subject: California Beach
Location: Callifornia
Completed: 2012
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Style: PleinAir
Colors: Blue, Grey, Black
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
Purchase: Giclee, Other
[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 17 1/2″ x  14 1/2″
Dim-Set: n/a
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Rethimno Harbor

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA140128
Title: Rethimno Harbor
Subject: Harbor in Greece
Location: California
Completed: 2013
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Style: Classic Realism
Colors: Red, Blue, White
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
Purchase: Giclee, Other
[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 24″ x 30″
Dim-Set: n/a
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New Life

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Sebastopol California is Famous for its Apples.

Noticing one Old tree near my house, it seemed to be fading from life.  Yet each spring it would bloom beautifully and even produce some apples.  Another parody of life.  Beautifully framed in fine dark wood.

 

[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA140116
Title: New Life
Subject: Apple Blossoms
Location: Sonoma County
Completed: 2013
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Classic Realism
Colors: Green, Pink
Signed: Yes
Frame: 18″ x 22″
Purchase: Giclee, Other
[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 12″ x 16″
Dim-Set: n/a
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Juniper and Jade

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Juniper is someone I admired very much. Flowers were one of her favorite things in the world and she loved the blooming Jade vines found in Hawaii.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA160528
Title: Juniper and Jade
Subject: Jade Flower
Location: Sonoma County
Completed: 2012
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Classic Realism
Colors: Gold, Green
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
Purchase: Giclee, Other
[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 30″ x 24″
Dim-Set: n/a
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Dinner Party

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My friend Thea, hosts a wonderful dinner party in celebration of her own birthday in August.

There is a long table out on the porch she decorates with candles, flowers and plenty of food. The guests are always fascinating people, with many stories.

Views from this house of the San Francisco Bay, are pretty extraordinary in the daytime.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA160529
Title: Dinner Party
Subject: Celebration
Location: Sonoma County
Completed: 2012
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Panel
Style: chiaroscuro night
Colors: Gold, Black
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
Purchase: Giclee, Other
[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 18″ x 24″
Dim-Set: n/a
Delivery Details
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