If I am not mindful when using acrylic paint, I tend to paint more realistically. I am very pleased with the outcome of this painting. I like the cardboard texture that is showing through the paint and the play of the warm rocks against the cool greens and blues of the ocean water. Acrylic on cardboard, 7.5 by 10 inches.
While living in the Los Angeles area, I painted at many of the parks. When this piece was commissioned, I used a lot drawings and studies completed at parks to guide me as I painted it. In private collection. Oil on board, 30 by 40 inches.
One of a couple plein air studies of Shoshone Falls. In private collection. Oil on board, 8 by 10 inches.
Part of a series trying to capture the changing light of a sunset. I was painting with some other artists, we were challenged to paint as many 1 to 5 minute paintings as we could before the sunset. We painted quickly and then scrambled to the next vantage point. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
A quick study at the Huntington Library looking into the Japanese Gardens. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
I enjoyed exploring the night sky with something other than dark blue or black. I am most pleased with the movement in the sky from the brush work and yet it still feels like it is nighttime. In private collection. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
The interplay of abstraction and suggestion of form are what make this a successful painting. In private collection. Oil on board, 7.5 by 11.5 inches.
The energetic brushwork that gives the painting energy yet contains enough information to describe the scene is what I love most about this. It was a fun piece to create. Oil on board, 6.5 by 9 inches.
This was a great day painting, it was hot out but I was focused and executed a few paintings in one of my favorite places to paint. This is my favorite from that day. In private collection. Oil on oak panel, 11 by 14 inches.
She is a beautiful woman, who throughout the pose, held a sense of stateliness and dignity. Acrylic on illustration board, 30 by 15 inches.