I’m excited to be a part of the grand opening of Distinctive Gallery this first Thursday. Dave, the owner of Distinctive Framing has transformed the building next door into a beautiful gallery space. It will feature paintings by Chris Potter, who has shown in the frame shop for years, Michael Drury and myself.
Come celebrate with us this Thursday, March 3! We will have live music and wines from local vineyards. 5-8pm at 1333 State Street.
18×24″ Acrylic on Canvas– Every mountainside town has it’s one magical, unique peak that kind of stands out from the rest. Hokusai painted his hundred views of Mount Fuji. Cezanne caught Mt. Saint Victoire from every angle. Growing up in Tahoe, we learned Washoe legends about Mount Tallac. It is not the tallest mountain here in Santa Barbara, but Cathedral Peak get’s my vote for most awesome.
Acrylic on Canvas 12×24″– I hope to hike up here again and turn around 180 degrees to paint the waterfall after we get several more inches of rain… or maybe a really wide panorama that lets me get the falls and the view in one shot.
This big canvas (20×48″) was like a sail in the wind on this clear morning at the slough… I ended up painting with it laid flat on the ground, so as a bonus it comes with a couple of authentic Goleta grass fibers that blew in and got fossilized in the paint. Here is a detail… am having fun crosshatching with different colors to get a textured surface to things.
Acrylic on Canvas Panel– 12×24″– It’s the season of cool shadows and warm sunny skylights through the bay trees up the canyons these days. It’s so nice to have the creeks flowing again, but por favor El Nino, could fill ’em up a bit more?
Acrylic on Canvas 24×30″– I’m really happy with how this studio painting of one of the Little Five Lakes in Sequoia National Park came out. It feels like an alpine morning in the high sierras to me. I took the reference photos backpacking last summer. There are some casein plein air paintings from the same trip here.
I have been working on canvas with acrylic a lot lately and forgot how fun it is to do smaller pieces like these in casein… I love this paint– opaque, vibrant colors, durability and permanence and it smells good. More Mesa Expanse– 10×20″Gold Light on the Trail– 11×14″