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Friday, November 3, 2017

Quivira Vineyard

A plein Air painting of Quivira Vineyard from earlier this week. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Model for Matisse

This woman reminds me of the shapes Matisse created from the models who posed for him.

Sea Cliff and the Golden Gate Bridge

An abstract from my memory of Sea Cliff Drive in San Francisco.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Here she stands, in a hay field, squinting into the sun, wearing her city duds, having a choice of this or that kind of life as the world around her crumbles.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Green Valleys

Yesterday, the Monday Morning Painters ventured to Russian Hill Estate Winery in Santa Rosa. So much green. The hand of Man can be seen for miles. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wildflowers on the Sonoma Coast

Another diptych of springtime and wildflowers
on the Sonoma Coast.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Orange Umbrellas

Another diptych, this of Matanzas Creek and a superabundance of orange umbrellas. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A Field of Poppies

I love these bright orange poppies. This is a scene I happened upon while walking through Paris, Idaho, and is the second time I have painted this picture from my photo.

Terra Bella #1 & #2

A diptych painted from photos taken from Westside Road in Healdsburg,with Saint Helena and the receding fog bank. Bottom is the two parts together.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Springtime at the Lake

My favorite place to paint and I have rendered several versions of this scene. It is Santa Margarita Lake, which has changed somewhat over time.  I love the foreground shadow on an unseen Blue Oak. For the last few years, the California drought reduced the lake to an ugly, muddy sludge, so coming upon this view once again, after the prodigious rains we've had, was a great delight.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Three Sisters

Another rainy day left me painting in my studio.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Posies in a Vase

Studio painting while the rain pours outside.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Red Barn

A colorful rendition of The Red Barn in Geyserville.