Friday, January 28, 2011

"French Countryside" ©

Occasionally early in the morning and late in the day the French countryside looks as if it's dusted in pink.

Oil on Linen, 8" X 10"

Monday, January 24, 2011

"Heading Home" ©

Sometimes you have to turn around to see the view you should be painting. In this case I was done painting for the day and heading home. Yep, I scrapped the other two.
Oil on canvas, 12" X 12"

Friday, January 21, 2011

"Santa Clara Riverbed" ©

The Santa Clara Riverbed is a vast expanse of damp sand waiting for rain with the colors of the California winter hanging in the brush.
Working on a large commission in the studio all week, I took a break for this small study.
Oil on Linen, 8" X 10"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"As The Sun Sinks" © Malibu Bluff Park, Malibu, California

It's a magic moment to paint, the sea turns silver, the landscape glows with hints of violet, while the sun sinks until tomorrow.

Oil on Linen, 11" X 14"


Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Dry Creek" ©

Trying to outrun the wind I set up my easel in the bottom of the dry creek. So Cal is warm and windy, green bits are popping up amongst the dry rusts and grays of winter. Two seasons colliding in color.
N 34° 22.856'
W 118° 30.165'
Oil on Linen, 9" X 12"

Friday, January 14, 2011

"Placerita Canyon, January" ©

The wind helped out with this one today. It was so strong it actually would move my arm, dearly trying to place the brush stroke. Thank goodness for the EasyL, what an easel!
N34 degrees 22.842'
W118 degrees 30.186'
Oil on Linen, 9" X 12"

Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Saint Loup Reflections", © St Loup, France

Late in the afternoon, wandering the grounds of the Chateau of Saint Loup I could only imagine the lives that passed though over the centuries. A lot to consider while painting the reflections.
Oil, 14" X 18"

Monday, January 10, 2011

"Santa Fe Dam" ©

The Santa Fe Dam is nestled among monster gravel quarries and has a magnificent view of the San Gabriel Mountains. 3 min. from Art Feldman's canvas shop in Irwindale.
Oil on Canvas, 12" X 12"

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

"Quail Lake Road" ©

Up near the Tejon Ranch, Quail Lake Road still has snow here and there. Focused on painting you don't feel the cold creeping up from your feet and numb fingers. I did watch a black cat stalking a flock of quail in the snow, without success.
Oil on Linen, 9" X 12'

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

"First Bit of Snow" ©

Tramping around in the first bit of snow I found this view in my canyon. Strange to have snow lightly dusting branches and lacing it's way around green sprigs of grass in sunny Southern California.
Oil on Linen, 11" X 14"

Sunday, January 02, 2011

"Winter Snow" ©

After canceling a painting date today because of rain I started this painting, only to have it start snowing outside. It actually snowed in the Santa Clarita Valley, for the first time in over 20 years.
Oil on Linen, 20" X 24"
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