Oil on Canvas 12×24– I had to pull over on my drive south on the Big Sur coastline to paint the early sun warming these cows. One of the cows pointed out to me, “Moo.” Translation: “They’ve got the best grass here… its delicately seasoned with sea salt from the misty ocean breezes.” I meant to try a bite, but was too busy painting. Next time…
14×18″ oil on canvas paneI– i found a spot to paint the sunlight on the water with my easel in the shade and my feet in the creek. When this Junco came leisurely rock-hopping downstream I had to paint him in.
10×20″ Casein– This was a casein study from a sandbar in Rocky Nook Park– Families with kids were wading up the creek and one twelve-year-old artist sat and watched and talked with me for a long time as I worked, just as I used to do when I was his age and saw someone out painting.
14×18″ oil on canvas– The California Poppies are taking over the garden in an orange carpet. As far as herbal medicine goes, they are clearly good for the eyes– it makes you happy just looking at them. After finishing the painting we ate that ripe artichoke in the background… yum.
12×24″ Oil on Canvas– Not a bad place to spend a day… particularly one that happens to be a first day of the rest of your life. This was a commission for a couple that got married on these bluffs on historic Rancho Dos Pueblos. They picked a good spot to begin their adventure together.
I saw my box of casein paints lying around and realized I haven’t used them for a while. It is a quick and easy way for me to get outdoors and paint… my casein set-up weighs about ten pounds (lightweight cardboard and aluminum easel and all) while my oil painting gear is much heavier.
Grey Day on the San Marcos Preserve– 10×20″Bee Hives and Human Hives– 10×20″
12×24″ Oil on Canvas– A great way to spend the afternoon last weekend– swimming in the Santa Ynez river with good friends and then painting the colors reflected in the water. How about if we all do a rain dance to bring on some weather this weekend and keep it flowing?