Friday, December 30, 2011

"Sunlight on the Riverbank" ©

Pardon the photo, Santa brought me a new computer and we are still making friends. I am learning the Mac way, after 18 years of Windows. Today's little painting gives you a peek at the backside of the Hansen Dam recreational area. The sparkly white sand was what attracted me to the scene and became the focal point of the painting.

Oil on Canvas, 12" X 12"

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Softly Setting" ©

Today a collector and friend called and mentioned that he and his wife were waiting for me to paint some skies once again. Sounded like a great idea to me and so I spent the day in fluffy clouds and juicy paint.

Oil on Linen, 9" X 12"

Sunday, December 25, 2011

"Mailbu Lagoon" ©

Wishing you and your family the best Christmas holiday ever! After cleaning up the festivities and visiting relatives, I spent a little bit of the day at the easel painting a favorite classic California spot, Malibu Lagoon. Oil on linen panel, 5" X 7"   sold

Thursday, December 22, 2011

"Aspen Road" ©

Aspen lined dirt roads meander up and down the Teton Valley in Idaho. It would be interesting to see the valley in December with snow on the ground. If you would like to see good paintings of the Teton Valley in the winter, check out Bart Walkers work at

Oil on Canvas, 6" X 8"

Saturday, December 17, 2011

"Deep in the Forest" ©

Last night was the big show at Cope Studios in Glendale. The people flocked in , had a blast and seemed to really appreciate all the art. I was glad to be included in the show with my paintings. Today, after a day of Christmas shopping, painting "Deep in the Forest" was a welcome break.

Oil on panel, 12" X 9"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Paramount Ranch" ©

Today was the last California Art Club paint out planned by George Malone for the 2011 year. We met at the Paramount Ranch near Malibu and had a beautiful winter day of painting.

Oil on Panel, 10" X 12"

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"Winter Puddle" ©

After the last couple of days of rain there are a few puddles left standing in the sandy canyon soil.

Oil on Canvas, 6" X 8"

Sunday, December 11, 2011

"Streaks of Sun"

Walking along the path with my painting buddies, the views to paint were endless on this December day. What caught my eye was the streaks of sun across the brush and sandy path. The wind blew one easel over and thank goodness we recovered all the Rosemary Brushes that flew to the ground. All we left behind, lost in the bushes, is a favorite painting knife that we will go back and hunt for.

Oil on Panel, 10" X 12"

Thursday, December 08, 2011

"Winter Light"

Painting just down the road from home is a good
reminder that you don't have to drive for miles to find a painting spot.
Oil on Canvas, 6" X 8"


Wednesday, December 07, 2011

"Kern River, Morning"

Winter mid-week on the Kern River, completely quiet and void of human activity. A nice place to sit and think for a while.

Oil on panel, 8" X 10"

Friday, December 02, 2011

"Half Dome" ©

Half Dome, so easily identified that one of my daughters friends that cruised past my easel today exclaimed, "Hey that's Half Dome!"

Oil on Canvas, 16" X 20"

Thursday, December 01, 2011

"Desert Dusk" ©

The Rabbitbush are just ending their show of yellow blooms for the season, here in Southern California. Some naked now are a lovely lavender, blending with the copper Buckwheat and other desert scrub.

Oil on Canvas, 11" X 14"
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