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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
She was a kind and gentle dog and not very hyper. Occasionally she would get these fits where she would seize up and snort loudly trying to get air into her lungs. Then she would go lay down and rest. Oil on board, 8 by 10 inches.
Lee and I sat in his living room and drew for a few hours. I remember a few laughs and there may have been an old western on the televsision in the back ground. Mixed media, digital.
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.
This is my favorite of the portraits I have done in this style. The line work, gouache and digital background all work together well. Mixed media, digital.