February 25, 2017

"Meandering Through Autumn Fields" 8x6 pastel

 
145. + tx.




It was cold, the sun was setting and the moon was rising as I came across a creek that was hiding in the field. I happened to be at the right place at the right time.

February 24, 2017

"Morning Fields" 6x8 pastel

145. + tx




While on an autumn painting trip in the eastern sierra, I awoke early enough to watch a storm develop over the mountains. I photographed enough of the area to compose this small piece. It is actually a study for a larger pastel I am currently finishing.  This scene is located just outside of the town of Bishop, California.



February 12, 2017

"Evening On Rock Creek" 8"x6" pastel


 
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

Offshore Breeze Palos Verdes 18x14 pastel

1500.

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

"Portuguese Point And Abalone Cove" 14x11 pastel

 900.
Available through The Garden Gallery In Half Moon Bay
http://artonmain.com/

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

"Warm October Morning" 8x10 pastel

400. + Tx. 



One of the elements I love about painting in autumn is the return of long shadows. They are present throughout the day making patterns and composing much more exciting. This scene was painted on location in Long Valley near Mammoth Lakes, Ca.

October 7, 2016

"The Tide And Tempest" 24x18 pastel

2000.

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"

 Riviera UMC
375 Palos Verdes Blvd

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

310.378.9273

October 6, 2016

"Rushing In" 12x18 pastel

1200.
Available through The Garden Gallery
http://artonmain.com/

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

"Mayflies and Mosquitoes" 16x12 pastel

1200. Sold

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

"October In Round Valley" 20x16 pastel


1800.
Available through my studio.

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

"Winter Break" 14x11 pastel

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This pastel is another example of my excitement for breaking waves. They have such a wonderful variety of light, form and color. 

January 30, 2016

"December Light" 11x14 pastel

Available through
The Garden Gallery In Half Moon Bay
http://artonmain.com/

 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

"River Of Fire" 6x6 Oil


 350.
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

"Color Of Autumn" 14x11 Pastel

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

"Golden Morning" 11x14 pastel


This is a scene located in Rock Creek Canyon in the Eastern Sierra. 

August 3, 2015

"Sunrise On Mount Whitney" 14x11 Oil


I travel up highway 395 a few times or more each year and if my timing is right, I manage to pass through the town of Lone Pine at sunrise. It's amazing to witness the High Sierra waking up.

August 1, 2015

"Storm Approaching The Lower Corral" 24x16 Pastel


 1600.
This is one of my favorite places to paint. The location is Rock Creek Lodge in
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.

June 16, 2015

"Mid-Winter" 14x11 Pastel

A recently completed pastel of a scene in the Carson Valley.

June 9, 2015

"Along The Coast At Palos Verdes" 11x14 pastel

800.  

One of the many beautiful areas to see in Southern California is the Palos Verdes Coastline.
 This is Pt. Vicente

June 5, 2015

"Passing Showers" 11x14 Pastel


This new pastel on display at Amore Vino in Old Town Torrance. A combination of 15 oil and pastel paintings. This exhibition will be up until the end of June.

June 4, 2015

Carmel Plein Air 2015 "Morning On The Carmel River" 12x16 Pastel

1750. Sold

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

Carmel Plein Air 2015 "Afternoon At Coal Chute Point" 16x12 Pastel

1700.  Sold

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

"Spring Renewal" 16x12 Pastel

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This pastel was inspired by weather and clouds we are finally getting today. Clouds always provide a source of inspiration for me.

May 7, 2015

"Morning Glow" 8x10 pastel

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A small painting about the light in Wine Country.