Morning at Moon Lake


20×48″ Acrylic on Canvas–  This is a studio painting from one of my plein air studies I created this summer.  I had fun playing with color variations and paint textures.  It is fascinating how much different the experience of a painting is when you increase the scale– it feels more like you can walk into it.

Ellwood Fennel Bloom


18×36″ Acrylic– I made this one a couple weeks ago, enjoying the breeze from the wind swell and munching on a few fennel seeds.  We’re so fortunate to have protected this area from development… I hope that More Mesa will be preserved as well some day– not to mention the coastline north of us.

Late Afternoon at El Refugio

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Acrylic on Canvas– 20×48″–  This was a commission for a wonderful couple celebrating their tenth anniversary…  my second tenth year anniversary painting this year.  I think I should start a rumor that if fifty years is officially the gold-jewelry-anniversary, ten years is the plein-air-painting-anniversary.  ; )   I’m sure they’ll have many happy years camping here with their kids in the future.