Friday, November 11, 2022

November - still catching up

 Posting a few more paintings that have been in the works.

View of the dock, 6”x6” oil on panel

Lake Los carneros, 6”x6” oil on panel

Douglas Preserve, 6”x12” oil on panel (finished)

White horse in old stable, 8”x10” oil on panel

Moonrise at Joshua Tree, 12”x12” oil on panel

Sunday, November 6, 2022

More flowers

 Friday flower painting - continuing this challenging practice …

These are all 6”x8” oil on panel, painted alla prima - or ‘direct painting’

Catching up

 I’ve had no end of trouble trying to log in into this blog - seems that it works better on an iPad than on my laptop. 

So now to catch up a bit - a lot of painting both here and in the Sierras, mostly plein-air with some studio work. I’ll break this down to related pieces, most recent to earlier.

Douglas preserve study, 6”x12” oil on panel

Carpinteria Salt Marsh, 8”x8” oil on panel

From lake Los Carneros, 6”x12” oil on panel

Old town bread oven, 8”x10” oil on panel

Outdoor cafĂ©, 8”x10” oil on panel

Water lilies, 8”x10” oil on panel

Heron, 8”x10” oil on panel

Cormorant on the beach, 6”x12” oil on panel

Goleta slough, 8”x10” oil on panel

In the Sierras

Aspen, 8”x10” oil on panel

Old cabin on the point, 9”x12” oil on panel

Old tin shack, 6”x8” oil on panel

Dead bird, 6”x8” oil on panel

Dam keepers house, 6”x8” oil on panel

Old cabin, 8”x10” oil on panel

Old wheelbarrow, 6”x8” oil on panel

The island, 6”x8” oil on panel

Almost stranded, 8”x10” oil on panel

Sierra goldenrod, 6”x8” oil on panel


Roadside sunflowers, 8”x8” oil on panel

Cabin still-life, 8”x8” oil on panel

Sleeping cabins, 6”x8” oil on panel

Cabin in the snow 8”x10” oil on panel

Aspen study, 6”x8” oil on panel

Friday, April 1, 2022


 I’ve been going to a weekly Figure Drawing class for many, many years. Drawing a live model (even on ‘Zoom’) is one of the most challenging and engaging activities an artist can do. It sharpens your observational skills and your hand/eye coordination. These are some drawings from the last several months - charcoal on 18”x24” sheets of brown craft paper. I rub out each drawing a work on the same sheet of paper for most of the session. I photograph them before rubbing out if I think it’s an image I’ll want to keep.