Monday, June 18, 2007

"Colors Of Evening" ©

I am headed to Idaho to paint till July 2nd, so I am hanging my "Gone Painting" sign till then. When I return if all goes as planned I will have several finished plein air paintings. Thank you for taking to time to look and if you subscribe (I don't share any info with anyone) when I get back you will get a painting in your mail box automatically. Until then......


Friday, June 15, 2007

"Golden Time" ©

I am standing in the dusty dry creek, looking east. Small rabbits are moving in and out of the brush. I almost painted a rabbit in the painting. The sinking sun has created gold grass, everything looks more beautiful at the "Golden Time".
Oil on Panel, 5" X 7"

Thursday, June 14, 2007

"Early In The Morning" ©

The other morning I was headed out to paint with friends. At the intersection of Sierra Highway and San Fernando Road, a fellow was standing on the corner with a sign "Stop Open Spaces". The residents of our little valley are voting on whether to tax everyone a few dollars each year to purchase open spaces around the edge of town, the election title is "Open Spaces". I happen to have a few paintings of "open spaces" in the back of my car and pulled over to see if I could open the fellows eyes and heart to the beauty of the valley. In the end we agreed to disagree and I went on with my day. "Early In The Morning" is the view I was looking at while the sign holder and I discussed whether open spaces were worth saving.

Oil on canvas, 11" X 14"

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

"Afternoon in June" ©

This spot is at the corner of Sierra Hwy and Placerita Canyon Road. I was told that very soon building would start on this field, a favorite place of mine to paint.
Oil on panel, 8" X 10"

Monday, June 11, 2007

"Oaks In The Afternoon" ©

In June the wild grasses should be sparkling green, this year they are golden, a color usually reserved for September.

Oil on panel, 5" X 7"

Thursday, June 07, 2007

"Evening In April" ©

This weekend the two shows that I have been painting day and night for will be opening. "By The Artists' Hand" in Valencia on Saturday and "Second Expressions" at Segil Gallery in Monrovia Sunday evening. On Monday I will be able to get back to blogging a painting a day, and boy am I ready. I sincerely miss the process and discipline of painting a small piece everyday.
Oil on Canvas, 16" X 20"

Monday, June 04, 2007

"Two Palms" ©

June gloom gave way to a hazy day and in the end a beautiful sunset. The neighbor that raises palm trees has been trimming the fronds the last couple of days, but these two were given a reprieve.
Oil on Panel, 5" X 7"

Saturday, June 02, 2007

"Back Road" ©

A few miles to the east of my house this forgotten road parallels the main road. This spring was so dry the colors of the landscape are very unusual for June. Today, I spent my day on the "Back Road".

Oil on Canvas, 16" X 20"

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