Dawn on the Bluffs


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.


From the Front Porch

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.

Cool Ocean on a Hot Day

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!


Two Small Paintings of Trees

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


Hamilton Lake Sunrise

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)


Eucalyptus Shelter

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.


Shoreline Park

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!