Friday, February 26, 2016

China Cove, Point Lobos

China Cove, Point Lobos
9 x 12 oil on linen

This painting was donated to Willaim Jessup University for their
Spring concert and silent auction.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Summer Days

Summer Days
6 x 6 oil on panel
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I really don't paint figures very often which is surprising because
I spent many years drawing them as a child. Figures were my favorite
subject. I really wanted to paint this in a high key and it was more of
an experiment than anything else. I enjoyed the experience and look 
forward to painting more figures in the future.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Empire Mine Study

Empire Mine Study 6 x 8 oil on panel

This is a study for a larger painting of Empire Mine in Grass Valley,
California. It is the site of one of the largest and richest gold mines in
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Aqua Blue Beauty

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"Aqua Blue Beauty" 6 x 6 oil on panel

I painted this from a photo taken on a drive along the coast. It was
a unusually clear day and the water was quite a beautiful blue color.
This is available on the Daily Paintworks auction.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Let's Get Away

Let's Get Away 6 x 6 oil on panel

Cavallo Point once an army post known as Ft. Baker, is located 
in Sausalito, CA. With views of the San Francisco skyline, it is now a
luxury hotel. Guests can choose between historic or modern lodging.
We chose historic! I love painting architecture. It's kind of like fitting
pieces of a puzzle together. I don't trace the image on my surface, but
start with a few markings to establish the placement of some of the key 
elements, such as the peaks of the roof. From there, using my brush as
a tool, I hold it up at the same angle as I see in my subject and then 
replicate that angle on my painting. If I am careful and patient, I find
that it comes together in a fairly believable representation. This 
painting is available on the Daily Paintworks auction.

Monday, February 1, 2016


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"Awakening" 6 x 6 oil on panel

I love the look of sunflowers in their natural setting. The light has
a wonderful effect on both the flowers and the background leaves
and stems. I like the feeling of being outdoors in a garden as opposed to 
inside in a vase.