Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Laguna Coast" ©

One of the lovely things about painting is that you can transport yourself anywhere within the canvas. Today I visited the "Laguna Coast".

Oil on panel, 9" X 12"

Monday, January 25, 2010

"Carlos" ©

Julie Sydner hired a fellow to play a day labor as a model today at the McGroarty Art Center. About 11 artists painted "Carlos" and this is my effort.
Oil on Panel, 11" X 14"

Saturday, January 23, 2010

"Snow Day" ©

Today is a gorgeous California sunny day but yesterday was a "Snow Day".
Oil on Panel, 11" X 14"

Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Montana De Oro" ©

I am still noodling in the cliffs but the bones are there for a small painting of "Montana De Oro" on the California coast.
Oil on Linen, 14" X 18"

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"A Break In The Clouds" ©

It's been raining in Southern California since Monday, on one hand we sorely need the rain, on the other folks are suffering, threatened with mud slides and flooding. While my fingers are crossed for my friends at risk I am also thinking about the wild flowers that will follow the rain. Yesterday around 3:30pm I was near Malibu and there was a sudden "Break In The Clouds".
Oil on panel, 8" X 10"

Monday, January 18, 2010

"Ribbon Of Orange" ©

Before starting in on a large studio painting I warmed up with this little fantasy painting of "A Ribbon Of Orange".
Oil on panel, 6" X 8"

Friday, January 15, 2010

"Desert Palms" ©

Flicking through old images, looking for something inspiring, I found these old desert palms. Perfect for a quick study before packing to paint at Randy Higbee's studio tomorrow.
Oil on Panel, 6" X 8"

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

"Tujunga Wash" ©

Driving along the 210 Freeway near Lake View Terrace/Sunland the Tujunga wash provides seasonal delights. Sometimes it's a field of Yucca plants blooming, other times spring greens with rushing water and my favorite a blaze of reds.

Oil on panel, 6" X 8"

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"California Pacific Cliff" ©

Today I finished a studio/large painting of the smaller Pacific Cliff. The palette was beautiful full of purple and peach, almost edible.

Oil on Canvas, 20" X 24"

Monday, January 11, 2010

"Last Of The Green" ©

Evidence of winter has blanketed the Santa Clarita Valley landscape, gray, lavender, rust and the "Last Of The Green".
Oil on Panel, 8" X 10"

Thursday, January 07, 2010

"Turning Pink" ©

Up in Maine, at just the right time of day the whole world looks as if it's "turning pink".
Oil on panel, 5" X 7"

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

"Ashley" ©

Painting from life is always a challenge, whether landscape or portrait. The land seems somewhat easier then the simple human form. Yet painting a person is so interesting, all of those color shifts within one surface that gently curves this way and that. Yesterday I was lucky to have the opportunity to paint "Ashley", a lovely lady, engaged to be married and it was her 28th birthday.
Oil on panel, 10" X 8"
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