Part of a series trying to capture the changing light of a sunset. Off in the distance the land and sky seemed to melt together and then separate as the shadows grew. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
Lake Cleveland is a glacial lake tucked up against the mountain on three sides. A few raindrops had fallen and the colors in the vegetation and rocks bloomed. In private collection. Oil on board, 10 by 8 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.
In wanting to combine traditional media with the flat digital pieces, I felt that best introduction or combination of that was to use it off “register.” So although the digital portions are perfectly even areas of color they aren’t aligned with or where you would expect them to be. Mixed media, digital.
Jessica was sitting up more when I started this drawing but as she relaxed she put her head on Wyatt’s shoulder. I am glad I started with him, it allowed me to capture a more natural pose. In private collection. Graphite on cream colored paper and colored digitally.
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.
“My toast is simply that I wish everyone thousands of times more than I have gotten in my life. I’ve been a man overly rewarded in my lifetime and that’s a fact.” – Frank Sinatra
Mixed media in sketchbook, 8 by 8 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.