Tuesday, December 25, 2007



Title: Quartet at the Quay

Image size: 24 x 30 in.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas


I was thinking of doing a painting about Quandary Bay's Quay. Hmmmm... Quandary and Quay... that gave me an idea, wouldn't it be interesting if I make this work ala-Sesame Street on the Letter Q! So here are the Q's....

The Quilted Quail gifts and souvenirs shop... where you can buy knick knacks, sweatshirts and tees with the big Q print without having to queue up.

Here are the barbers of Quincy's giving a fine rendition of a popular hit that makes the kids want to get up and dance.

Queenie's Gelateria offers homemade ice cream made daily from fresh cow's milk. They have 51 flavors of ice cream, gelatos, choco-dipped bars, sundaes, smoothies, and other goodies!

Here is a young couple enjoying their ice cream; meanwhile the guy in blue is all engrossed looking at the marina unaware his dog has run off....

...to rescue a little boy scared by the mascot, Queenie the Cow! LOL

Fast food treats at the Quirky Chef Restaurant... where you can order takeout pizzas, burgers, hotdogs, and other delicious artery-clogging delights!

I saw on CNN the latest pet spa craze... now you can have your pets dyed! Isn't that cool? LOL. Here is a branch of the Quintessence chain... where you can have your pets decked out in the latest fashion colors!

Have you ever seen a real Platform boat? It is one of the coolest boats you can find anywhere! My friend Judy K., a boat enthusiast, will want to have a party in one when she sees this painting. This single element, for me so far, is the most challenging thing to paint and it took me quite a while to finish.
This boat is owned by the QUEST Scuba Divers' Club. It has dozens of oxygen tank ready for the weekend dives in the reef. See the resident cat waiting patiently for a delectable treat... the occasional fish that leaps onto the platform.

While the cat waits, the fish leaps into the wrong side! It scared the heck out of the dogs... and the boy lost all control. Amidst the commotion a gull sweeps in for the prize!

Here is a close-up shot of the surprised Spaniel with all four legs up in the air!


Check out the cool Q's... Quincy's Barbershop Quartet, Quilted Quail Gifts Shop, Queenie's Gelateria, Quirky Chef Takeout, Quintessence Pet Spa, Quest Scuba Club, a boat named Quicksilver, all in the busy busy Quandary Bay Quay!

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Thursday, September 13, 2007



Title: Best Day Ever!

Image size: 24 x 30 in.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas


This is my latest work on the series about life on the dockside. I called this place Point Kittiwake, an imaginary seaside town named after the gulls with black feet and yellow beaks. They got the name from their call: "kittiwak-aaak-aaak!"

I painted this nautical structure to serve as the main feature. I find white buildings or a marina full of white boats are the most difficult things to paint, as it needs many shades of white and gray to make them look realistic and also distinguish one from the other. Now, to paint a man in white suit in front of the white building, that indeed upped the ante.

Today is turning out to be the best ever! A wonderful sunny weekend spent with Grandpa for brunch at the Yacht Club.

The boys had a blast fishing on the dock. Today is best ever with their biggest catch to date. Even the cat get to have one.

A parade of the catch... the bucket is full and the rest of the fish has to be carried on a pole.

Whoa, a humongous slippery catch of the day! As usual in my paintings, the littlest guy caught the biggest fish. Check out those comfy Crocs, great for wearing on the docks.


I hope you enjoyed this painting and all its details. I love this painting so much I have it hanged in my living room and enjoy viewing it everyday.
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Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Title: Swans Haven
Image size: 24 x 30 in.
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Mute swans from allover come to this place to socialize and say(?) hello to fellow swans.

Here they meet to exchange vows... to love and to cherish.

This is famous Bob's Fish & Chips... the aroma wafting out is so deliciously good the boy out walking his great dane just lost all control! By the way, Bob is my real estate broker who loves fish & chips... so he opens one, but only in my painting.

This is life... sunshine by the water and the Sunday paper... of course, jump to the sports section first of all.

The family from the Second Wind enjoying the morning sun.

This is the Heavenly Cafe... world famous for its cute pink mascot... and it gets better, customers get free access to the world wide web!

This artist is peddling his painting "Swans Haven" to the art galleries... here he came out dejected, poor fellow!

My latest work... enjoy!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007



Title: Cat Burglars

Image size: 30 x 24 in.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas



A Close-up shot of the lighthouse... somewhere in the world there may be a lighthouse just like it but this one is a fiction, from my imagination.

What a fine day to go fishing... or to paint at the marina... guess who's that artist?

This is me... looking good and 20 years younger. Well, since I created this work, I can do anything I want! lol

A funny sight... the cat got another one!


Look at the fat cat naps... tired after a full meal!

When the catch arrives, the resident cats have a feast.

Smith puts on the final coat of paint. Boats of all vintage come to Smith & Sons for repair and detailing.

A story of Cats and Men... and a boat named Holly McKerrel!


Another work for you to enjoy... at the same time to keep my mind active and creative, or it gets atrophied with age. Hopefully this work makes me some dough over time!

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007



Title: Laughing Gulls Landing

Image Size: 30 x 24 in.

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas


I named this place "Laughing Gulls Island," where the laughing gulls rule. I wonder if there's such a place with this name, so I googled it and there's none; well, this is my original island!

"The Lodge" for the fishing enthusiasts. I like the building in my last work "Pelican Bay" so I did this one the same shape but modified the viewing tower.

I just love the sight of lighthouse with the gulls... it reminds me of my visit to New England.

Big fish and small fish... a very busy weekend with an abundance of catch!


I came up with the name "Merry Mary," a cute alliteration... makes it special and more memorable.

Same with Darlin' Debbie.

3 generations on this fishing trip... and what a catch!

Say cheese... and a big wet kiss!

The kid caught the biggest fish of the day! All help appreciated in hauling it for the photo shoot!


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