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.
An attempt to capture the energy and motion of the waves crashing on the beach. Oil on board, 8 by 10 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.