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.

Backpacking the Sisquoc Part 1

Morning Glow at Cliff Camp– 10×20″ acrylicSisquoc River View– 10×20″ acrylic

On Memorial Day Weekend I went backpacking with some friends on the Sisquoc River loop.  The river was flowing well and it was a fun adventure of creek crossing, rock scrambling and wading through fields of foxtails looking for the trail.  I brought my ultralite painting kit and waited each day for a good view to  sketch.