"Golden Cove" 14x18 pastel was juried into the California Art Club Exhibition titled "Quintessential California."
May 4, 2017
April 27, 2017
April 4, 2017
300. + tx.
I have had the pleasure of painting on location lately. Maybe I should say that differently because although I have enjoyed being out of the studio, the painting experience is not always fun. Ok, it is difficult most of the time, at least for this artist. Being outside and enjoying the beauty around me makes up for any difficult painting experience and whether or not the painting is successful, it is always good practice.
March 10, 2017
March 5, 2017
145. + tx. unframed
I will be teaching pastel workshop on Saturday, April 15th from 9:30a.m. to 3:00p.m. at Destination Art In Torrance, California. for more information please click here. https://mancusofineart.com/workshops
March 4, 2017
March 3, 2017
February 25, 2017
February 24, 2017
February 12, 2017
145. + tx. unframed
This is a small study for a larger piece that is currently being worked on. At this point I really like this one and I'm hoping the larger piece will be as successful. The location is Rock Creek in The Eastern High Sierra.
January 30, 2017
I have been fascinated by waves since my days back in elementary school at American Martyrs. Back then I remember drawing them on my folders and notebooks, on all paper and even on the formica desktop. I guess it should come as no surprise that I am still amazed by them all these years later.
December 6, 2016
Available through The Garden Gallery In Half Moon Bay
The recent rains have cleared the air and it has been great to leave the studio and paint on location. I painted this at Palos Verdes. Contact me directly for purchase information.
October 26, 2016
400. + Tx.
October 7, 2016
This scene represents my love for clouds and the possibility of rain. We don't see a lot of rain in Southern California so I appreciate it that much more. This pastel painting will be on display at the Rejoice In Art Exhibit in Redondo Beach. Reception is Friday October 14th 5-7pm.
This piece received "Best Of Show"
375 Palos Verdes Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
October 6, 2016
Available through The Garden Gallery
This pastel was selected to be part of the "Rejoice In Art" exhibit In Redondo Beach California.
The reception is from 5pm - 7pm on October 14th At Riviera United Methodist Church In Redondo Beach California. 375 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
April 22, 2016
This scene caught my attention on a walk last summer in the high sierra. After dinner my wife and i took the pond loop, as it's known near Rock Creek Lodge. A short hike that takes you through forest and meadows around a small lake in the Eastern Sierra. As i checked to see if there were any trout in the water I became aware of a mayfly hatch and of course from a flyfishing perspective, it was an entertaining little display with an occasional mosquito interruption. It was a wonderful little bit of slowing down just enough to appreciate natures simple beauty.
April 3, 2016
Last October I spent some time painting in the Eastern Sierra. The time is always well spent but never long enough. I once again experienced perfect weather. For me that means partly cloudy blustery weather with dramatic skies. I love this time of the year because the of the complimentary color palette and longer shadows. It is also a time of transition between summer and winter. It seems that time slows just a bit and that is comforting to me. A time to take stock and be thankful for the simple things that bring joy.
February 1, 2016
January 31, 2016
January 30, 2016
The Garden Gallery In Half Moon Bay
As a youngster I was always drawing waves. In school I was the artist in the class and was continually called upon to help with drawing something and when it was a wave as often was the case, I was delighted. Growing up close to the ocean has had a profound effect on my ideas for paintings.
November 27, 2015
This is a view of the upper Owens River in The Eastern Sierra. A new small painting for the Small Works Show at Judith Hale Gallery in Solvang Antiques, Solvang, California. 805-686-2322.
I will be demonstrating on Saturday, December 3, 2016.
October 20, 2015
800. framed -Sold
I recently taught a workshop in Bishop California. A fun time with great folks!
This was the demonstration painting. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this.
September 16, 2015
August 3, 2015
August 1, 2015
The Eastern Sierra.
This year and last I have been fortunate to experience some thunderstorms while in the area. The clouds and ever changing light provide lasting inspiration. I hope to communicate that through my work.
This pastel is available through Rock Creek Lodge. 877-935-4170.