Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Summer 2019

This is one of my first paintings for summer of 2019. It is of a quiet lake in southern California with surrounded by palms. It is near the house of Lucky Baldwin located at the Los Angeles Arboretum.

The old truck is sitting in a field outside Templeton, California. I added the California golden poppies to give the painting some interest. This painting is SOLD.

Below is a quick sketch I did from an old photo I took of Aix-en-Provence. Watercolor and permanent marker.

This barn is in Paso Robles, California. It is on the property of Rangelands Wines.

The painting below is of a row of boats and a barge in Newport Harbor in Orange County California.

This watercolor  I painted on location in the Matanuska Valley in Alaska. I love painting in this location because it is peaceful.

BELOW is a portrait of a fishing boat in Chignik, Alaska. It is at sunset. 

Another version of the Rangeland Wines barn in Paso Robles, California. This version I started on location, on a hot day sitting next to there lake.

Another fishing boat painted from a photo I took around 1979 or 1980 of Newport Harbor, California close to the Cannery Restaurant.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Spring 2019

Well I have some new art for the new year. Below are a few of my pieces. First is an Old Gum tree. I really like the texture and color of eucalyptus trees.

Next is a French Canal near Paris that I quickly did in my sketchbook from a friend who sent a photo from his recent trip.

This is a quick sketch I did from a photo I took in Oxford, UK, a while back. I was focusing on designing with light and shadow and how it becomes the structure of the painting.

The Marine Store in Newport harbor sets conveniently next to the Balboa Island ferry. I painted this one morning during an art show.

This is also a watercolor I did from a friend who visited Israel last year. It is from a photo they took of Herod's Palace in Jerusalem.

This watercolor below is of a beautiful spring day at Huntington Harbor in southern California. I did it on location one Saturday afternoon in 2010. Painting on location is an education. You observe nature and atmosphere and you paint and learn your medium.

Below is a watercolor I did for another friend based on a photo of them sitting on the tree in Tahiti. I just painted the tree and improvised the rest.