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.
Month: July 2017
This sketch reminds me of cool, foggy, damp mornings at the beach that would melt away with the warmth of the day. I am happy with the brushwork that gives the painting energy yet contains enough information to describe the scene. It was a fun piece to create. Tide pools and Arch Rock from Cameo Shores Beach, Corona Del Mar, California. Oil on board, 6.5 by 9 inches.
One thing that I enjoy about doing limited color studies is that I can focus more on using more expressive loose brushwork. This study was completed in Almansor Park, a favorite place to sketch and walk a little. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
7 Minutes Till
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.
10 Minutes Till
Part of a series trying to capture the changing light of a sunset. With the light changing so quickly, I wanted to record simply the brilliant sunset that seemed to have a rainbow effect on the sky. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
Ol’ Blue Eyes with Bazille
“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.
Ejupa’s Last Dam (Shoshone Falls)
I hadn’t titled this painting until not long ago I read the information displays at the falls. One plaque told of Ejupa the coyote spilling his basket of fish and creating the snake river. The dams he built to stop the water, becoming the falls along the river. In private collection. Oil on canvas, 36 by 48 inches.
I have done a few limited palette studies, I think this is one of the more successful ones. The palette consisted of white black and yellow ochre. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
Next Top Models
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.
I have tried to give my wife flowers when I can, for this particular birthday I painted them. I set up a still life with roses, snapdragons and seashells, which I had to hide with the painting at my neighbors house because I didn’t finish in the first session. In private collection. Oil on canvas, 20 by 16 inches.