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24×36″ oil on canvas– I made this from a small backpacking sketch of an oak tree by the trail. To my right there was an incredible cliff formation with all kinds of caves and crevices and hawks soaring above, but that will have to wait for another day… What captured me was the beautiful way the light was reflected and filtered through the bonsai-like leaves and branches of this small, gnarly oak.
20×20″ oil on canvas– I love this eucalyptus grove at the top of the steps that creates a gateway from More Mesa to the sea…
16×20″ oil on canvas– This painting began as a demo at my painting workshop a couple weekends ago. I was showing the group how to quickly block in the essential shapes of light and dark in a composition to freeze a moment like this when the light is changing quickly. I had a great time sharing my technique and ways of designing images with a really fun group of artists. Drop me an email if you’d like to be on the mailing list for future workshops.
Watercolor is like speaking a different language than oil painting and it is fun to learn what new things one can say about a scene.
Here are some small watercolor paintings from a recent backpacking adventure in the Los Padres National Forest. I like knowing that the water I used to paint the creeks comes straight from the creeks themselves. There’s a cool symmetry there– it’s like drawing a campfire in charcoal from the previous night’s fire.
Thought I’d have a Bob Ross moment and make my first painting video. This was a painting session up Tunnel Trail last week with lots of “happy little trees” to try my hand at. I’m calling the finished painting “All Downhill from Here.”
12×36″ oil on canvas– I enjoyed painting the echoing serpentine lines flowing through Summerland from up on Ortega hill. It was a relatively clear day and you could see for miles. That’s Carpinteria in the mid ground followed by Rincon Peak and then Ventura sticking out behind.