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.
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.
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.
We were out in the garage that was converted into a studio space drawing together when I saw a picture of Chris’s grandma. I had to paint it in my sketchbook. Gouache on paper, 10 by 9.25 inches.
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.
A small studio piece created from sketches and notes done on location. Oil on board, 8 by 10 inches.
Having the sky painted like a water color and contrasting that with the thicker qualities of gouache really intrigued me in this little study. In private collection. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
Various sketches are contained on this page. There is a small pencil sketch of the idea for Hillside Fire. Under the sketch it gives some directions to the location, “just past small waterfall on road by smelly carcass.” Mixed media on cardboard, 11 by 8.5 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.
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.