Saturday, November 17, 2012


The two paintings above I did in my sketchbook. I plan to put them in my 2013 calendar which I hope will be ready by December. The third painting I started on location and finished in my studio. Painting on location is invaluable; you learn about light and shadow and how scenes reflect light. You also learn how things are constructed which invaluable in creating art.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September Work 2012

Did this one on a monday afternoon, in late August on location in Mile Square Park. I like painting on location.

I did this Watercolor at the same location as above early in September. Went painting with another watercolorist named Loren Zekiel. Click on Image to see larger size.

Monday, August 13, 2012

August Work So Far...

Well it is August already. Here are some of the paintings I have been working on and an oil study from my drawing and painting class. If you are interested in buying any of these paintings email me at Click on image to see larger view.
Belagio 11" x 15"

Le Matin A Aix 22" x 30"

 Old Morro Bay 7" x 11"

Study after Leonardo oil 11" x 14"

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Latest Paintings July 2012.

The top painting of the British Model and the Los Osos Beach painting I did this summer. The Napa painting I did last fall I think. California is rich in different landscapes. The different beaches and different landscapes. Our state is so big. Click on the images to see a larger view.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sometimes You Just Need to Paint

I think You just need to paint whether your mind wants to or not. The top painting is of an old hops processing barn outside Sacramento CA. It was winter. The next painting was for a Pleine Aire competition in Huntington Beach, CA. I painted it on location. I tried to capture the different figures and what they were doing that day.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Foreground and Middle Ground

I did this painting yesterday. I am studying the way a good painting is constructed. A good painting has a foreground, middle ground and background. The idea is to try to create the illusion of depth. This is trying to show early morning in Aix on a hot summers day. Click on image to see a larger view.

This painting I did almost Three years ago. I have a foreground, the road, taking your eye into the painting to the front of the barn in the middle ground. That is what painters must do, move the viewers eye through the painting to places they want you to go.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Island Day.

I did this painting as a demonstration for my watercolor class this last Semester. I taught Oil Painting and Watercolor. I did it fast. I spent a year in Hawaii when I was younger. I like the island in the background.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

More Paintings

Below are my latest paintings. I am striving to try to portray light. The Paris painting I just finished this morning. It is 15" x 22" unframed. If you are interested in purchasing any of these paintings, contact me at The French Cafe painting I may do again and maybe add some figures on the right and try to work minimally with a little more contrast in the umbrellas.