Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Welcome to 2018

These are pieces I have completed so far this year. Starting below is a watercolor of Bogle Vineyards, south of Sacramento, California. I started this on location on an early spring day in March. It was the redwood trees that I liked the most.

Below is a painting entitled "California Gums". We have a lot of eucalyptus growing in Southern California. Having lived in Australia I enjoy painting our local gum trees.

More Gum trees (eucalyptus), above is a watercolor I did on location 9 years ago. I used it on one of my first calendars. I found the digital file of it today.

This maple tree was painted on location on a rainy day in Anderson, California in March this year. It was a serene and enjoyable experience painting it on location on this cold rainy morning. 

The following watercolor is about an old Aussie homestead on the Mornington peninsula, south of Melbourne, Australia.

Below is a quick watercolor sketch I did for my students at Vanguard University of Southern California. It is a sketch of Needham chapel.

This is a watercolor of the Calanque d'en-vau in Cassis, the South of France. It is from a photo that came my way. I have been to Cassis. It is a beautiful place. This painting measures 15" x 22".

The "value study" below is from an art class I am involved in.

This was not completed in 2018, but is my version of a Rembrandt self portrait I did in Watercolor.

We travel to the UK now to Regents Park in London. This is a quick sketch in my sketchbook of a photo I took when I was there one summer.

Finally another sketch, below, I did last year of a Paris street scene at night. This is what is called a genre painting.