Sunday, December 30, 2012

Blackwood Canyon - Lake Tahoe

More a study of greys and neutrals. Barry John Raybould ( is really good, in my opinion, of using greys effectively.
This was a plein air painting on a afternoon with fairly flat light on a late summer day this year. I see some areas that could have used a few "value" adjustments, but I left it alone when I got back the cabin and I'm happy that I did.

8" x 6" Oil on Raymar plein air panel. NFS.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Autumn Marsh Study

Marsh Study in the Fall season. I have done quite a few marsh paintings this Fall. This one was painted with a combination of palette knifes and traditional brushwork.

6" x 8" - Oil on Canvas panel. $225 - Unframed.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Maui Morning

West Mountain Maui in the morning from the town of Kihei. Palette knife technique.

6" x 8" (20x15cm) Raymar plein air panel. $225.00 Unframed.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Suisun Valley Vineyard - Plein Air

Suisun valley vineyard on a mid-summer morning. Looking west towards the coastal range.

6" x 8" (15x20cm) Oil on Canvas Panel. $175.00 unframed. Shipping included.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mendocino Coast Plein Air

Painted south of the town of Mendocino (Van Damme Beach) on a cool foggy morning.

8" x 10" Oil on Raymar Plein Air Panel

Saturday, August 11, 2012

John Muir's Carriage House and Vineyard - SOLD!

Painted plein air in the Fall at the John Muir home in Martinez.

8" x 10" Oil on Raymar Panel. $395.00 Shipping included. Unframed. SOLD!!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Starbucks Small Showing!

Showing 4 small recent paintings!

Great location at Center and Pine Street in Martinez!
502 Center Ave
Martinez, CA 94553

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Goose Meadows - Truckee

Meadow along the Truckee River between Truckee and Lake Tahoe.  I have done several paintings from this site in various formats.

6" x 8" (15x20cm) Oil on canvas panel.
Available: $225 Shipping included.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Joy's Boatyard At Benicia - Sunset

Painted in Benicia just of 1st Street at Sunset in late Spring. This painting spot is right around the corner from the Benicia Plein air Gallery.

8" x 6" (20x15cm) Oil on Panel. $200.00 Shipping included.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Georgeown California - Light Rain

Painted Plein air in a light rain under a barn overhang. Late Fall. This location drops off severely into the middle fork of the American River.

Oil 8"x6" Raymar Panel

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Haze On The Delta

Plein air painting on a hazy morning on the way to Rio Vista.

6" x 8" Oil on Raymar plein air panel.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tugboat Station - Benicia

Cold day painting made for very quick work.

6" x 8" Oil on Raymar Panel. Framed in a very nice gold Frame