Ledbetter Beach and Art Openings

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.)

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San Marcos Pass Sunset

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.

Dawn on the Bluffs

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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.

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!

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.

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.