Monday, September 29, 2014

Fall 2014

Fall has always been my favorite season. Growing up in northern California I liked the colors of the  grape leaves and the changing weather. We had what is called an "Indian" summer then. The days could get warm but the nights were cool. These were a hint to Thanksgiving and Christmas. My first painting for fall was painted on the central coast of California. It is entitled Baywood Sunset. If you are interested in buying an original watercolor, print, or note cards of any of my art email me at:

This painting I finished in November. It is entitled, "Bright Winter Morning in Aix".

The Next Painting Is of Newport Harbor, California. I started it on location and finished it at home. I find that a good way to work. I obtain my information on location and then personalize it when I get home.

This is a sketch I did on location in Huntington Beach on an unusual hot day recently. click on the painting to view a larger version.

This is a painting, quarter-sheet (11" x 15"), of the beach at Encinitas California. I started it on location and finished it in my studio. Dong Kingman employed the same practice. He would start a painting in the morning. Go home take a break and then finish what he was working on. This painting and others  are available to purchase. Contact me at

The title of this painting Is "Davis November". I used a limited palette of Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna and Indian Red.

This is an abstract watercolor I was influenced by JMW Turner

 This is about Tasmania. It is based on a photo an Australian Friend sent us.

Below is a still life I did this fall 2014. I did it with my students.

The beach scene below is a of a fall sunset at Newport Beach, CA. 

The vineyard is in the San Luis Obispo Wine growing region of central California.