Creek Study

12×12″ oil on canvasboard– This was a study of Rattlesnake Canyon Creek playing with weaving brushstrokes to get the impression of light shimmering on water.

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Cold Springs Confluence

Oil on Canvas 20×24″  — This is the crossing by “Kevin’s Bench” where the east and west forks of Cold Springs Creek meet.  The water is cold and clear and the entire canyon is green and full of life.

Springtime at Devereux Point

24×36″ oil on canvas– Spring is springing!  Since the first day of Spring on Monday, I learned that the days will be getting about two minutes and eight seconds longer each day for a week or two.  (The most dramatic change in daylength of the year is at the equinoxes.)   I hope you all find a fun way to enjoy your extra two minutes of sunlight…

Low Tide at El Refugio

20×48″  Oil on Canvas– This was a ten year anniversary commission for a really nice couple who has spent a lot of time over the years playing at this beach.  At low tide, the wet sand is like a mirror reflecting the sky and bluffs–  you can take off your shoes and walk on patches of fallen sky.

Radiate

18×36″ Oil on Canvas– I’m looking east at the morning sun, warming my hands from the cool morning as though it is a big campfire in the sky–  I love this time of day!  I measured exactly half way across the canvas and broke composition rule number one:  never put ANYTHING right in the center of the painting.  I felt like the sun doesn’t have to follow silly art rules and I wanted it to be the center of attention.

This Morning at Ellwood

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16×20″ Oil on Canvas–  The first of the mustardseeds are starting to bloom and there are more shades of green in the landscape than I know how to mix.  Like all mornings, it was a good morning to be outdoors.