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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

St Helena at Sunset

A quick sketch from a photo taken by a friend.

Presidio of Monterey

A painting from 2014 that I pulled off the shelf and added more paint, giving the scene added depth and interest.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Arista Vineyard

A plein air painting from going out with the revived Monday Morning Painting Group last Monday. It was wonderful to see painting buddies from several years ago, and to meet new painters who joined the group. I took several liberties with this painting, changing the color of the barn and repositioning the trees. . 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Monks of Tibet

Oil on wood panel with silver foil on upper surface. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fields in France after Van Gogh

To begin this painting, I laid down Light Molding Paste to create a highly textured, absorbent surface. Then I riffled through my box of oil paints to find some greens I don't normally use. Viola! I love the colors, contrast and patterns.

Another "after VanGogh" painting. I haven't been impressed with Van Gogh until I reproduced these two paintings. His understanding of composition and perspective is impeccable. I have learned a great deal by copying these landscapes.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Trailhead Paintings

A larger painting from the smaller one below. Hiking on Lake Sonoma trails, I took the No Name Path to the top and kept going up and found this view at 7:30am. The shadows were moving fast as the sun came over the hill, so I quickly snapped a couple of photos. 

View of Lake Sonoma in the morning

Sunday, March 20, 2016

In Progress

Finished version titled: Before the EPA

A couple of paintings that I am working on. At the top is my rendition of a menage of Cezanne's paintings. Cezanne is a favorite artist of mine.The lower painting uses the bright colors that appeal to me.