Sunday, December 5, 2010

"West Maui" Watercolor

West Maui Watercolor painted en plein air today (Sunday) from the Kihei Boat ramp. 4" x 7" on 140lb Arches. The whales are just starting to arrive!

Monday, November 22, 2010

"Blackwood Canyon Meadow"

Meadow west of Lake Tahoe was in full bloom this past July. 8" x 10" oil on Raymar Plein air panel.

8" x 10" oil on panel - unframed original oil
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"Towards Mt. Tamalpais"

From the slopes of Mt. Diablo pointing west towards Mt Tam in the distance. This is a plein air study in atmospheric distance. 6" x 8" Oil on Raymar plein air panel.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Green Vase With Lime"

Oil on Masonite board. 8" x 6" (20cm x 15cm). Palette knife technique. Old green vase and lime that turned into a study of two different greens (warm and cool). Did this still life painting on one of the nicest early Autumn days I can remember.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Summer Pond

Painting of Heather Farms Pond in Walnut Creek on a summer morning. 6" x 8" oil on plein air panel.

6" x 8" oil on panel - unframed original oil
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Friday, October 8, 2010

"Ward Creek Afternoon" - Lake Tahoe

Cool summer afternoon painting on Ward Creek. This creek is fed by the slopes off the south side of the Alpine Meadows resort. This is a 8" x 10" oil on Plein air panel.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mt. Diablo Evening Studies

Two 5" x 7" oil on canvas panel studies of Mt. Diablo on a late summer's last light.

Friday, September 3, 2010

"New Season"

"New Season"  - 6" x 8" oil on Plein Air Panel. I really like these panels from Raymar. I use both the smooth and medium canvas panels. This one was just varnished.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


"Cloudscape, Spring into Summer" - 5"x 7" (13cm x 18cm) oil on board. I liked the movement in the skies on this little painting. I did this one in 11" x 14" as well.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Heather Farms Plein Air In Progress

Here's my first 8" x10" oil on board in progress during a Thursday morning workshop with Bryan Mark Taylor this past May. This is one of those workshops that while you see immediate benefits the real results come months later.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Brian Mark Taylor Workshop

This was day 3  of a painting workshop in May with Brian Mark Taylor. This, in progress, painting (which sold on the spot) was done on the slopes of Mt.Diablo. He's a very good teacher! Take advantage of his workshops if you can. I've done 2 so far and have some great improvements (and notes)!

Friday, June 4, 2010

FootHills Vineyard - Fall

This painting is near Georgetown in the foothills pointing towards the Crystal Range (Lake Tahoe). Painted Fall of 2009. Painting measures 6" x 8" oil on a traditional canvas. I did this in a 8" x 10" format as well.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Blackwood Canyon Meadow - Lake Tahoe

Spring Watercolor Plein air. This canyon has several great Plein air locations to choose from and it's only a few minutes from Lake Tahoe on the west shore.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hedgerow at Jessie's Grove

6" x 8" Oil on Board
Painted May 2009 in the wine region of Woodbridge with the great teacher and painter Charles Waldman.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Summer Sunflowers

This 8x10 oil on board was done plein air during a very hot week this past July at a farm in Pleasant Hill. I did a series of three of these. This one is no longer available.