I’d love for you to join me and enjoy some wine and art at two openings this week. This painting of the warm autumn light at Ledbetter beach will be on display as part of the 100 Grand opening on this Thursday evening at Sullivan Goss at 11 East Anapamu. Then Sunday afternoon at 2pm there is a public opening for a dual show with my buddy Chris Potter in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery at the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens. (I’ll post more details later in the week.)
Oil on Canvas Panel– The skies have been incredible these evenings and mornings as the sun has been sweeping a lower arc across the sky and lingering longer in the golden zone. I attempted to freeze this one in paint from a turn out on San Marcos Road last weekend. Next time I think I’ll bring three tiny canvases to try to catch those subtle color shifts that are just minutes a part, but so different from each other.
Oil on Canvas— 16×24”— I was really honored to be invited to be a new member of the Oak Group last week. I have great admiration for the artists in this group— not only for the awesome art made by the members, but also for their environmental agenda of using their art to raise awareness and funding to protect wild spaces. I really look forward to showing with them in the future.
12×20″ Oil on Panel– I was feeling indecisive… Half of me wanted to go outside and paint. The other half just wanted to stay home and relax. This was the compromise from our front porch.
12×24″ oil on canvas panel– I enjoyed taking a couple of refreshing dips in the surf between painting the waves at Miramar Beach yesterday afternoon. I hope you are all finding equally good ways to stay cool today!
Here are a couple of recent small paintings of one of my favorite subjects– light illuminating trees… Sundown at Rancho La Patera– 9×12″ oil Stained Glass Leaves (Tucker’s Grove) – 9×12″ oil
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)