Thursday, January 12, 2017

A little study for a larger painting

The winter light across the skyline is so stunning from the studio. I never get tired of looking at it and trying to figure out the right palette. I have a nice big canvas in mind ( 24" x 36") for the a larger painting but want to start with studies. Here's the first.
"Studio Study"
6" x 8"
oil on canvas

Thursday, January 5, 2017

more from the Eastern Sierras

This is a painting that I started last summer on site at the property in the Eastern Sierras.
I didn't finish it because I didn't have the scenery right in front of me but finally accepted that I'd have to work from a photo and now it's 99% finished. I can't wait for summer.
oil on canvas
18" x 24"

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The start of a new year

Yesterday was a cold gray day but so nice and cozy in the studio. We were supposed to go out to Echo Park but it was just too cold. This is 16" x 12. Will work more on it tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Another painting from the Eastern Sierras

This is another piece from the Sierras at Virginia Lakes. I started in July. It was about 80% finished and I hung it in the studio until yesterday. The lake might be a little green but sometimes you do see startling color . I'll live with it for a while and see if it stays like that.

12" x 12"
oil on canvas

Monday, December 5, 2016


This has been a very long time coming. Part of me wants to really write about my block. I haven't stopped thinking about painting for a day. It's just that there are so many other pressing things, among them the fact that I love to teach. Then other personal demands.
Don't get too excited but maybe I'll keep up. And in the meantime, Why did I have 141 visits from Poland yesterday????

" Blue House"
oil on canvas 
12" x 12"

The painting above is a lovely house right off Hwy. 395 in Bridgeport, California on the north side of town- early in the morning right after 4th of July this year.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Back to painting

I've been super busy trying to get the studio ready for summer classes. And I'm trying to redesign my website and.......on and on. But today there was a block of time and I remembered to get those cute little daisies from the front yard.
oil on canvas 8" x8"