The Farmer’s Market

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…

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I keep a running blog of all my recent paintings.  The best way to see them all is to scroll down through this page.  All art is for sale and for information on purchasing paintings, please visit my contact page.

Morning on the Bluffs

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.

Santa Barbara Studio Artists Tour

Santa Barbara Studio Artists
Annual Open Studio Tour
Labor Day Weekend 2017

Saturday, September 2, Sunday, September 3,
9 am – 5 pm
& Monday, September 4,
9 am2 pm

Goleta Slough– 16×20″ Oil on Canvas

Please come by and drop in to view my studio and work at any time.  If you would like to visit the studios of the other 44 artists, you can purchase tickets and a map at www.santabarbarastudioartists.com .

Hollister Ranch View

10×20″ Oil on Canvas–  This section of beautiful undeveloped coastline makes you feel like you are going back in time and seeing what early California looked like.   This was a commission for the wedding of a wonderful couple.  They have already been on some awesome adventures together and I’m wishing them many more.

The Art Studio

Plein air painters are lucky to call everything outside of the walls their studio… I’m way behind on my posts, so I’ll try to catch up in the next couple weeks with recent paintings. In the meantime, here are a couple of spots I’ve been lucky enough to call my studio recently on a backpacking trip.   My studio may have occasional mosquito attacks, strong winds blowing my easel over and hot sun drying my paint before it can reach the canvas, but I’m never wishing I was somewhere else while working on a painting.

Speaking of studios, I’m excited to be part of the Santa Barbara Studio Artists tour Labor Day weekend…  No, you won’t have to hike up Silliman Pass to see all my paintings.