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The Remains of LA - Hand painted oil on canvas with heavy textured elements; aproximately 4' x 6'; the first time I visited Los Angeles my eyes burned the whole day from air polution and I thought that I was in another world; the landscape and faces of every type unfamiliar; the unchecked sprawl gave me a forlorn feeling and a feeling of insignificance; I started this canvas less than a week later; it was heavily damaged by water while stored in a garage; later destroyed, just as well, as it is a grim reflection
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The View From My Berkeley Basement Bedroom - Unfinished hand painted oil on canvas; aproximately 36" x 24"; this is about a special natural light effect, of a crescent moon at dusk when the "full" moon appears darker, and the crescent lighter, than the evening sky just after the sun sets; the "Titian" method of oil glazes used here; a first masterful attempt by a young artist; in the collection of the artist
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Deciding Which Door to Open - Hand painted oil on canvas; aproximately 36" x 24"; making a choice and accepting the consequences of that choice is the theme here; very Dali surrealistic; the "green" figure a repeated theme; a lost or destroyed work
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The New Bakery - Hand painted oil on rough canvas; aproximately 28" x 35"; this is me having fun with my art, living at the end of First street in my canyon studio room in San Diego, going to school, riding my bike, and working after school at the "New Bakery" with my friend Donald Grover Carlson; later I was "best man" in Don's wedding and at Don's request this became a wedding present
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Earth Green Christ - Unfinished hand painted oil on canvas; aproximately 48" x 24"; the architectural room mouldings and panels "crossed" in a way that provided a spiritual moment that was difficult to maintain during the long processes inherent in oil painting techniques; however, the idea of a green Christ was to make the idea of Christ universal, that is, available to everyone of every color; in the collection of Mark and Glenda Hannapple, my brother and his wife
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Existential Premonition of My Self Destruction - Hand painted oil on canvas; aproximately 24" x 30"; after Salvador Dali's "Premonition of a Civil War, Soft Construction With Boiled Beans"; my graphic interpretation of American innocence being torn apart in torment by it's own corruption; in the collection of Howard and Louise Bergseid, San Diego
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Chalk and Pastel still Lifes - Top, a chalk "final" academic still life; lower, a pastel still life from the heart whose colors showed up years later in my first silk screen print, "Navajo Rain Cloud"; both in the collection of Mom and Dad
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Barn Owl for Stephanie Saulkeld - Unfinished oil on canvas; aproximately 24" x 30"; this subject is now a montage work (see "montage" folder) for pigment transfer on paper; many photo studies were done for this "Maxfield Parish" styled original oil; in the collection of the artist but originally started for Stephanie Saulkeld, my mentor at The Museum of Man in San Diego
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First Street Canyon View - Top, hand painted oil on canvas; aproximately 20" x 30"; of the changing view outside my canyon studio window in San Diego; lower, the opposite "poloroid" shot of the actual studio where the picture was painted; Dad put in the electric for me; in the collection of Mrs Ronald Piszar, my sister
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Angelic Celebration for the Arrival - Hand pianted oil on canvas; aproximately 40" x 24"; a study of wind Gods, cherubs, winged horses and angels welcoming the spirit of my little dog, Sean O'Casey, into 'doggie heaven' on his Birthday, St. Patrick's Day; background for a planned future montage
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The Birth of the Cosmic Christian Universe - Hand painted oil on rough canvas; aproximately 42" x 28"; a study of discipline and order over anarchy and chaos; in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hannapple, Dad and Mom
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The Birth of the Moon - Hand painted oil on canvas; all colors matched from a single piece of abalone shell; aproximately 18" x 42"; a seascape with the cosmic arm of creation; in the collection of William VanErt, "Van", in San Diego; this is a truly "best" effort of all my power and love for man and the universe up to then; I was nineteen when I painted this
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The Torment of Nature - Hand painted oil with heavy textured elements on canvas; aproximately 21" x 30"; my vision of Nature tearing herself apart in torment, construction and destruction coinciding; in the collection of Howard and Louise Bergseid of San Diego
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Brave New World - Hand painted oil on stretched burlap; aproximately 18" x 40"; worked on this after reading Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World"; although less distinctive than most of the other works I believe it has innovative freehand embellishments that advanced my art forward; in the collection of Tony Tabangcura
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The Dream - Top, hand painted oil on canvas (in class one morning after a dream), aproximately 12" x 18"; lower image is a photograph I took, many years later, while traveling with my brother, Mark, and his wife, Glenda, in North Jersey; I have no doubt that the forest Deer is a subconcious part of my life; for my brother it is the Bear; this painting was stolen from me; a special thank you to Susan MacInerny Nell, my painting instructor at Mesa College, San Diego
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Striation 1 - Top, hand painted oil on canvas; aproximately 18" x 30"; another stylistic attempt in a period of many unfocused, stylized attempts: in the collection of Donald Grover Carlson; lower, the studies, pencil drawings on newsprint paper, also in the Donald Grover Carlson collection; Jabba the Hut was not fashioned after this painting or these drawings
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Atomic Melancholia - Hand painted oil on canvas; aproximately 12" x 18"; a vision of myself lost in a landscape of nuclear winter, after Salvador Dali
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Still Life With Pitcher and Bowl - Hand painted oil on canvas; aproximately 24" x 18"; essentially, a study of pink and white stripes and an artist favorite pitcher and bowl; in the collection of Mrs. Ronald Piszar, my sister; limited edition prints available; the original pitcher and bowl in the collection of Mr and Mrs Richard Hannapple, Mom and Dad
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Striated Still Life - Hand painted oil on burlap on masonite; aproximately 18" x 27"; applying my "striation" style to a simple still life; in the collection of Howard and Louise Bergseid, San Diego
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Vino and Copper Kettle - Hand painted watercolor; aproximately 18" x 12"; a step by step "how to" effort from a very young artist-in-waiting; in the collection of Mom and Dad
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John Perlman of Westbrae Foods - Unfinished combination of hand painted embellishments and screen printed posterized images on canvas; John worked for a natural food company so lavish textures of red cabbage and carrot tops were used; unfinished and eventually painted over and then destroyed; only this one 35mm record of the 36" x 48" work remains
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My First Watercolor - Hand painted watercolor with quache; aproximately 8-1/2" x 11"; just an innocent rural snow scene by a twelve year old Bill; in the collection of Mom and Dad; a special thank you to both for saving this and keeping it hung
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Record Store Mural - Hand painted exterior paint on stucco surface; a commission for a 15' x 60' mural for a music store in Ocean Beach, San Diego; conception to execution; this is my finished part of the project to be completed by others; as partial payment, I still have two British import Beatles "albums" that still sound great (and in memory, hair past my shoulders)

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