20×20″ oil on canvas– The meadows in the Botanic Gardens are aflame with poppies right now. Bees are swarming, the air is warming and the short sweet season of spring is in full swing. Sorry about the accidental post earlier in the week– I was working on my website and pushed the wrong button. : )
12×36″ oil on canvas– As the sun rises the color of the light goes through every color in the spectrum, starting with pink, red, orange, yellow and finally the cool greens and blues of daylight. This is trying to catch that orange moment that passes so quickly.
20×48″ oil on canvas– The tides were nice and low Monday afternoon to walk from Haskel’s to Driftwoods Beach. The cirrus clouds in the sky were hinting at the rains on the way. I brought the sun out a little more in the painting because, well, grey isn’t my favorite color. This is more how it would look today with the sun out again and our creeks flowing happily…
18×24″ oil on canvas– Tomorrow is the equinox… happy first day of spring! I know the season is here because I get to use electric greens to color the grass instead of the usual Southern California gold.
20×48″ oil on Canvas– I loved the patterns of sparkling lights that the sun was making on the glassy ocean the day I painted this commission of the Ellwood Coast. The blue water was a nice foil for the reds and oranges in the winter iceplant hanging over the cliffs.
20×48″ Oil on Canvas– Morning is my favorite time of day and spring is my favorite season. I love the sense of newness both create and the feeling that your day is a blank canvas ready to explore. I created this studio painting from a couple of plein air watercolor sketches I made from up in the foothills a couple weeks ago.
15×30″ oil on canvas panel– The water birds are celebrating the return of their swimming holes here at Devereux Slough.