I’m looking forward to the Santa Ynez Quick Draw Festival next weekend at Flag is Up Farms– just outside of Solvang. Artists have the challenge of creating a finished painting in one hour. I’m honored to be part of an artists panel on Sunday at 3pm at the Wilding Museum for the closing reception for the event. Come out to enjoy live music and watch artists race the clock.Los Padres Foothills– 12×24″ Acrylic $750
16×20″ acrylic on canvas– Ahhh… the sweet smell of composting California Bay leaves and oak mulch. I loved the stained glass sycamore leaves and hope that the dry creek bed will be flowing again this winter.
I’m happy to have over a dozen paintings hanging at the Los Olivos General Store. It is a beautiful shop and wine tasting location that historically was the original General Store in town. These photos are from a blog by Jenni Kayne who recently wrote about favorite places to visit in the Santa Ynez valley.
15×30″ Acrylic– Any UCSB students will know this spot… how lucky we were to get to walk out on this trail between classes. There used to be a red fox who lived on this hill that Lauren and I would see on early morning runs here. The sun was over a sea of stratus clouds when I started and within an hour the fog bank blew in, erasing the scene.
15×30″ Acrylic — Smooth emerald glassy waves were rolling slowly into shore a couple days ago as I painted the light from the late afternoon autumn sun starting it’s evening descent.
20×20″ Acrylic on Panel— This is one of the many circles of bluegrass and old time musicians jamming around the Stow House at the annual Fiddler’s Convention last weekend. I wish I could paint the intricate music being plucked and bowed by their fingers…
16×20″ acrylic– $700– The sun is getting lower in the sky giving everything a warm autumn light. I was tempted to throw in one of the occasional joggers or dogs that trotted along the path, but they were a bit too quick for my brush.