Friday, March 30, 2012

"Summer Retreat" ©

This location is close to the backside of Aspen Colorado, in the town of Marble where I used to go to get marble from the Yule quarry and carve stone at the MARBLE/marble Symposiums for 16 years. The brochure for the symposium arrived in the mail and fond memories came flooding back. Painting a scene allowed me to remember all the good times in the mountains.

Oil on Canvas, 20" X 24"

Friday, March 23, 2012

"Evening at Vasquez" ©

Tomorrow evening is the opening of my solo show "Land and Light" at the Segil Gallery. I try to stick to the subject of painting within this blog and stay away from mentioning shows. Today is an exception. For months I have been painting for this show. Many of the paintings that have been blogged recently are hanging in the gallery. If you live nearby I would love for you to see the real artwork. My photography is poor at best and with varying resolution /color on everyones computer screens I can only imagine what people are seeing. The reception is from 5pm - 7pm, the gallery is located at 110 W. Lime Ave., Monrovia, CA. The show will hang till April 28th. After tomorrow night, I will be back at the easel happily painting for the next set of deadlines.....

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Vasquez Juniper" ©

Artist George Malone organized a California Art Club paint out today at Vasquez Rocks. The Juniper bushes that seem to grow up out of the desert stone floor caught the mid-morning light and we painted while shadows slowly creeped into the scene. Thank you George for a nicely planned day.

Oil on Linen, 9" X 12"

Monday, March 19, 2012

"Walker Ranch Trailhead" ©

A couple of days ago I checked on the washed out Walker Ranch trail and it was totally repaired. If any of you hike in the SCV this spot might be recognizable, as the trailhead to Walker Ranch in Placerita Canyon.

Oil on canvas, 11" X 14"

Thursday, March 15, 2012

"Eaton Canyon Sycamore" ©

Victoria Finlay has written more about color in her book, "Color, A natural History of the Palette" then imaginable. One of the first chapters is on the color Ochre, describing the mines in Australia and how Ochre played a major role in the lives of the Aboriginal people. While reading about Ochre, I used a great deal of the pigment in the painting of "Eaton Canyon Sycamore", making the experience all the more pleasurable.

Oil on Canvas, 18" X 24"

Sunday, March 11, 2012

"Peace and Quiet" ©

Last night was the artists reception for the Contemporary Masters Exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of History. The show is beautiful and if your in the Pasadena area would be worth a peek. Today I painted this little piece purely for the fun of it.

6" X 8", Oil on canvas


All of these boxes contain framed paintings for my solo show in a couple of weeks. There are about 10 more now that aren't in the photo and you can see that I have been working hard even if my postings have been slow lately. I don't have a box for the large seascape and will sew up a custom "bag" to protect the frame, for delivery. The show is at the Segil Gallery in Monrovia, the reception is Saturday March 24, 5pm - 7pm. I am really excited to present all of these new paintings to my friends and collectors.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

"Back Road" ©

This scene is the back road to Walker Ranch in Newhall. Just around the corner are several white Bee boxes and it's a good idea to skirt the mass of humming Bees and paint a few yards away.

Oil on Canvas, 11" X 14"

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

"Canyon Lands" ©

Painting the red rocks of Canyon de Chelly, while on break from framing and packing paintings for delivery on the 18th, I was reminded how much I miss painting in the field. Time for a painting trip!

Oil on Canvas, 16" X 20"

Thursday, March 01, 2012

"A Little Field of Gold" © Frazier Park

Hard to believe this spot is behind a Jack in the Box, off the 5 Freeway in Fraizer Park. Tomorrow I get to start framing for my solo show, I think I have 32 paintings left to frame. Thank goodness for the electric drill.

Oil on Canvas, 11" X 14"
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