Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Painting in Humboldt County!

I spent a day last month painting along the coast in Humboldt county. It was truly a blessing to be surrounded by nature, friends, and family! Plus I got 4 paintings done in a day! Here are the pictures.

Arrived to fog, gotta love it!

"morning clouds"
oil on canvas
9x12 inches

"morning walk"
oil on linen
8x10 inches

shifting views as the sun comes out!

Trinidad head with sunlight"
oil on canvas
16x20 inches

moving up the coast in the evening.

"southern view"
oil on panel
12x24 inches

New paintings

Here are a few recent paintings.
downtown detail
"downtown view #3"
oil on canvas
18x18 inches

"point fermin lighthouse"
oil on canvas
20x20 inches

oil on canvas
20x20 inches

"palos verdes"
oil on canvas
6x12 inches

"palos verdes"
oil on linen
3x4 inches

"hollywood view"
oil on linen
9x12 inches

Monday, July 25, 2016

Painting At Santa Monica!

I spent a recent morning painting in Santa Monica. This is one of my favorite spots for plein air in LA. If you get there before ten there is nice grass, ample parking, restrooms, and most importantly, a great view! This piece was painted as a replacement for one donated to charity last fall!
Calvin and I set up in the grass!

Lacey loving life!

All finished, and packed.

detail with surfers

detail with pier

the finished piece.
"Santa Monica Pier"
10x30 inches
oil on canvas

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

200th post!

Well this is my 200th post and in honor of my plein air background I thought a recent painting expedition would be fitting! Here is to 200 more!


our setup!

halfway there

adding power lines

the finished painting. 
oil on canvas

Student Work!

Here are a few of my students pieces hanging at Gallery CLU! I am so proud of their hard work!
Copy after Michelangelo on the left, and a Measured drawing on the right!
Both graphite on paper.

The same student that did the Michelangelo copy, his first painting!
Acrylic on canvas

Both concepts developed by the student. 
left colored pencil and graphite on paper, right watercolor on vintage paper.

New Paintings

Here are a few recent paintings!
"Kabaka SNWMF 2016"
oil on canvas

oil on canvas

"Macarthur Park"
oil on canvas

"Dried Roses"
oil on linen


toned background

"Canterbury Bells"
oil on panel

Quince pt. 2

Here are the two Quince Blossoms side by side!

Quince blossom #1, Quince Blossom #2
oil on canvas

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sign painting in Glendale!

I did this project for a restaurant in glendale called "Central Cafe" the owner actually saw me when i was plein air painting in LA, and asked if I could do the project.
chalked in the outlines

hand lettering the text

genuine organic!

I drew the border and hand cut the stencil!

The project tok me just under a full day!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

New Paintings part 2

Here are some recent still lifes and florals.

"bougainvillea study"
oil on canvas

"Still life with tangerines, lemons, and bougainvillea"
oil on panel
12x12 inches

"still ice with fig, sweet peas, and daisies"
oil on canvas 
8x10 inches

"nasturtium, sweetpeas, and coriander"
oil on paper
9x12 inches