Ruins of Lopud, Croatia through the Trees

This painting is inspired by a boat trip we took from Dubrovnik, Croatia to the island of Lopud… there is a park there that has some ruins and the clearing of the trees created a spotlight on the ruins that looked really cool. The tour guide had stories about pirates and Venetian barons, and even…

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Purple Fortress on the Cliff, Dubrovnik, Croatia

I worked on this one a lot… I even called it finished at one point and then worked on it some more because it just didn’t have that “pizazz” I like to have in my paintings… it’s like a Louis Armstrong song without a trumpet solo… good, but not great. I reworked the sky and…

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Old Town Trebinje through the Trees

We took a day trip to Trebinje, Bosnia from Hereceg Novi, Montenegro and it was one of my favorite days of my life! We got to see a couple of monasteries and sample their wine selection and we visited the walled Old Town, which dates to the 18th-century Ottoman period… we visited their outdoor market,…

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Sunrise Near Herceg Novi, Montenegro

This painting is inspired by a sunrise near Herceg Novi, Montenegro! When I paint the sun, I am painting energy, life, and light… when I paint the sun, I am thinking of my hero Van Gogh and my angel daughter Nina.

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