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Friday, December 23, 2016

Painting on Wine Glasses

Volunteering to paint 36 wine glasses seemed easy, at first It took some time to get used to the paint, but I finally came up with a technique that worked for me. These wine glasses are for a Russian River Wine Tour next February. My compensation is a case of wine with bottles from each of the participating wineries, as well as a featured artist show at Balletto Winery in 2020. I hope I'm still around to hang the show.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christina and Cali

Paintings of my friend's pets.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Barn on Limerick Lane

This 16" x 20" painting is on wood panel. I took the panel out in the vineyard and began the image. 
I have painted this scene before, probably about 5 or 6 years ago. That painting was done in early spring, while this is an autumn painting.The painting style is different, with more paint and a bit of gusto, yet still similar. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Sheds in the Woods

An autumn view from Arista Winery.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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. 

Monday, February 22, 2016

SLO Vineyard

A painting over a painting, waiting until plein air painting dried, then added a dab here and there.
A photo of Cyber Vineyard.
The original painting.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Abstracted Landscapes

These paintings have an underlay of Williamsburg Lead Oil Ground which gives the painting surface lots of texture. After the ground dries, the painting is created with oil paint.