400. + Tx.
October 26, 2016
October 25, 2016
400. + Tx.
I recently returned from my annual autumn painting trip to the Eastern Sierra. Although a recent storm took away much of the high country autumn leaves, there was no shortage of colorful scenes to paint. This scene I painted along side my friend Laura Talbot. Laura has lived in Bishop her whole life and these fields are part of her families ranch.
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.
375 Palos Verdes Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
October 6, 2016
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
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 12, 2015.
October 20, 2015
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 30, 2015
August 3, 2015
August 1, 2015
This painting will return shortly.
June 16, 2015
June 9, 2015
June 5, 2015
June 4, 2015
I was so happy to find this location this year. I have been looking for a scene but did not know the area well enough. This year has opened up many possibilities for next year as well if I am fortunate enough to participate again.
June 3, 2015
I recently returned from participating in this years Carmel Plein Air Festival.
This painting was completed on the first afternoon. Although I had not been to this exact location before, I have thought about painting it for some time. It was a race to finish it before the clouds came in
and I was lucky.
May 8, 2015
May 7, 2015
May 6, 2015
March 25, 2015
My wife and I recently spent New Years Eve at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego California. This piece was inspired by that time. This pastel is on display at Southern California Pastel Society Members exhibition.
The Show is being held at
The Lexus Center
24777 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance Ca. 90505.
March 16th through May 9.