Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Recently finished

In January I went to Avalon. Ig was beautiful and no one was there. I did two paintings of the same view. I pretty much finished the smaller one but only underpainted the larger. I finally finished it last week

12" x 12"
oil on canvas

8" x 8"
oil on canvas

And I just put a few touches on the poppies.

12" x 12"
oil on canvas

Monday, April 1, 2019

My Annual Trip

I drove to the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve yesterday. It was a perfect day.
Although it was crowded I managed to find a spot to set up and got this 90% finished painting. Will take to the studio for finishing touches.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

From Palm Springs

All this rain has made the desert more beautiful that I ‘very ever remembered. I went to Palm Springs to see my friend Lynda Keebler’s exhibit and then stopped to paint on the way home. 

I’ll finish it in the studio . 
12”x 9”

Tuesday, February 5, 2019


oil on canvas
18” x 18”

As I was posting this I was talking to myself about how long it took to get this painting to an almost finished state. I’m stopping work for now and may find something to change later .
But the crazy thing is that I started it February 1st  and today is the 5th. Want to keep moving with more work now.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Still working on Blue

I got some time in on my Blue  painting. I’m loving the time to really build up the paint with a palette knife. Looking to finish by the week end. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Continuing Collaboration

The 30 days are up but my partner Jim D’Evelyn and I are still talking about collaborating and how to structure work relates to what the other is doing.   I took off some days from painting  but really enjoy the conversations and problem solving that is involved. 
I want to work in a larger format and for longer than a day on each piece. 
While we are getting started ‘Blue ‘ is the theme for the next piece. Here’s where I got today. The underpaintingng and first coat of paint and I realize the red boat has to go. 
 18” x 18”

here's the stunning reference photo

J. D'Evelyn

See the whole project at  Timemaking