Saturday, September 5, 2009

New Blog

I have moved my blog to here:


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Edits and Signing

Today I edited some these pieces and signed four of them off.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Some more paintings

Last week I taught a spontaneous pick up workshop, had a super time, and painted this demo--De De and Cordelia painted awesome works, that had there own feel to them--when they send them on I will post them.

This was with a scarlet underpainting--fun, challenging--especially when one thinks of the darks as bright red...

Love painting this from Nancy's porch, a big rubber tree.

I have one more session for this or a little in-studio editing, cleaning up the back corner, and a tweak here and there.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Out on the Deck

Me painting today, Nov. 15, 2008, out on the deck.


Friday, November 14, 2008


I don't paint flowers often, but this little gardenia was placed beautifully in my room--I am the guest of friends for a few weeks. It was a welcoming touch--and painting it is likewise.

California Plein Air Cont.

This beach towel is a blast to paint...I have to finish it tomorrow, abut I am looking forward to that very much.

This I started an hour I call time out, and since this is where I living it is easily to come back the next day...also this is California, and the weather is incredibly consistant day in day out.
I am really stressing the spatial depth as much as possible.

Three Branches. I loved painting this, the spot was really beautiful...all the shimmering light was huge challenge.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Recent California Plein Air Paintings

This was at the top of Solstice Canyon, oh gosh, really great panoramic views of the mountains around the California coastline. One reason California is famous for the plein air painters is that the weather is virtually always sunny and calm--ideal for painting

This is in the Solstice Canyon, late afternoon, the light was shimmering--here I joined a group of plein air painters, great experience.

I went up hiking in Solstice Canyon, a little north of Malibu, California--great spot to paint, I even came across a neat group of people painting plein air.

This is the back of Nancy's home, she has a kind of beach/house/compound place.