14×18″ oil on canvas– There is so much positive energy and sensory stimulation a the farmer’s market. I couldn’t have found a better place to post up, across from the flower vendor which let me use all my colors and next to Salvador, an amazing classical guitarist. It’s fun to work on instinct and just respond to the colors, shapes and light busily passing by…
20×48″ Oil on Canvas– This is a big studio painting I have been working on based on a sketch of Hamilton Lake in Sequoia National Forest this summer. My tent was in a flat spot near the pines on the right and I woke up and watched the warm light crawl across this wonderland. There is another lake at the top of the cascade in the center of the painting that was still snowbound… and miles and miles of mountains and lakes for us still to explore to the north and south beyond. (Detail)(Detail)
15×30″ oil on canvas panel– It’s feeling like autumn out on the bluffs– southern California mediterranean autumn, that is. Breezy and hazy and sunny… the smell of dry grass and eucalyptus oil fills the air and the big, calm ocean lies there warm and turquoise.
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15×30″ oil on canvas– Tomorrow is the fall equinox, but this is a painting of Ellwood in the spring when our planet is 186,000,000 miles away on the other side of the sun. It is one of the paintings I put in the Santa Barbara Artwalk show at the Museum of Natural History this weekend.
12×24″ oil on canvas panel– I love this park… So fun to see all the people walking their dogs, biking and jogging on this elevated park above a clear coastline. Half a mile of grass with a gradual downhill… are you thinking what I’m thinking? Its just asking for us to break the world record for longest slip-and-slide!
16×20″ oil on canvas– This is the iconic Butterfly Beach view from the shade of the old cypress tree. I painted it quickly on site to get the colors and atmosphere and then had fun embellishing it with woven brushstrokes.