Saturday, February 27, 2010

"Vasquez Rocks" ©

The Vasquez Rocks are so unusual and an almost weird subject to paint with their unique formations launching into the sky. I gave it a shot and enjoyed this painting very much.
Oil on Canvas, 14" X 18"

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ring Cycle painting ©

In order to celebrate the coming of Wagner's Ring Cycle coming to Los Angeles the California Art Club is creating an exhibit. This is one of the paintings that I have been working on to submit for the exhibition. You never know if what will be accepted for the exhibit but just the opportunity to get pushed out of the box is one of the many benefits of the club.
Oil on Linen, 24" X 20"

Saturday, February 20, 2010

"Pacific Storm Passing" ©

Another storm blew in yesterday and out again this morning. This month the clouds have been offering quite a show.
Oil on Linen, 5" x 7"

Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Carmel Coast" ©

Looking through the trees at the Carmel Coast.
Oil on Canvas, 8" X 10"

Monday, February 15, 2010

"Telegraph Road Farm" ©

A couple of my painting buddies discovered this view and we all shared the spot today, painting side by side. It was the best way to spend this holiday, just quietly painting, looking out at this vista, feeling the warm sun and listening to distant birds singing.
Oil on panel, 11" X 14"

Friday, February 12, 2010

"Malibu State Park View" ©

All of the rain and sunshine in between has let loose spring greens!
Oil on panel, 5" X 7"

Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Field In February" ©

The sun showed herself today and a few of us went out painting in what we call "Rod's field". I can walk there from my place and I was thinking how lucky I am to have a lovely spot so close to home.
Oil on panel, 8" X 10"

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

"Seaside Discovery" ©

I have painted this little sea lover a few times in the past and it was a joy to visit her once again. This time she is discovering a shell on the sand.

Oil on Canvas, 14" X 18"


Friday, February 05, 2010

"Victory Park Palms" ©

Yesterday I played hooky from the studio and painted out with the Thursday Morning Irregulars, headed up by the famous and fearless Walt McNall, in Pasadena. It was a flat gray day and the San Gabriels were barely visible. Right at the edge of the parking lot was this bunch of palm trees. I have learned that it's better to just get started and paint rather then walk every inch of a place for the best view. After all our job is to be able to make a painting out of anything, right?
Oil on panel, 12" X 9"

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

"Big Sur Creek" ©

The painting of Laguna 2 posts ago just never pulled together. So tonight like a bad child I grabbed the panel and painted this scene right over it! Oh it was fun to see that painting just disappear, never to see the light of day again. I'll admit I am painting seriously for a couple of shows, they are bigger works and not blog-able yet. Going nuts for a bit was a nice break.
Oil on (used) panel, 9" X 12"

Monday, February 01, 2010

"Laguna Cliffs" ©

While painting I imagine the sand in between my toes walking along the water, sun warming my shoulder that faces the light. Lastly wondering if I will be able to round the cliff edge or if the tide will have blocked my way. I took my time on this painting and enjoyed every second of the process.
Oil on Linen, 20" X 24"
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