18×24″ oil on canvas– Thanks to all the people who brought beach umbrellas that nice afternoon at Butterfly Beach. They were just the right colors and in just the right spots to create a strong design… The orange frisbee was a nice touch as well. And you all wore the perfect swimsuit colors to add accents– nice work everybody. Now, if you would just hold still for a couple hours and not move around so much… : )
18×24″ oil on canvas panel– We’re so lucky during heat waves like this to have the ocean so near. The water today at Campus Point was filled with people cooling off in the surf. I hope you are all finding ways to stay cool today… Here is a watercolor sketch from the same site down below on the beach a couple of weeks ago.
16×20″ oil on canvas– This painting began as a demo at my painting workshop a couple weekends ago. I was showing the group how to quickly block in the essential shapes of light and dark in a composition to freeze a moment like this when the light is changing quickly. I had a great time sharing my technique and ways of designing images with a really fun group of artists. Drop me an email if you’d like to be on the mailing list for future workshops.
12×24″ oil on canvas panel– From back by the Santa Barbara Shellfish company at the end of the wharf you have an awesome 180 degree panorama stretching from the harbor to the southern coastline and mountains. You could pretty much look in any direction and make a nice painting. I liked what the light was doing in this section a few nights ago…
16×20″ oil on canvas– This is the iconic Butterfly Beach view from the shade of the old cypress tree. I painted it quickly on site to get the colors and atmosphere and then had fun embellishing it with woven brushstrokes.