Monday, November 30, 2015

Studies for the new utility box

I'm doing studies and thinking of depicting landscapes near the utility box located on Wilshire and Shato Place just around the corner from the Southwest School of Law. The first is a nightscape  of MacArthur Park and the second is a rooftop that I found around the corner from the box. The first is not quite finished, the second is just getting started.



    
  

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tuesday afternoon.

Persimmons again. And probably again today !

Monday, November 2, 2015

Monday night with persimmons

The persimmon tree has tons of fruit this year. I'm going to paint them before they're all gone. Maybe an hour or so on this one. 8" x 8" oil on canvas.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Still life

I had an afternoon to myself yesterday. Just enough time for a little 8" x 8" still life.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Three paintings from the 4th of July weekend.

Here are three 8" x 8" paintings from our recent trip to the eastern sierras. The weather was wild and uncharacteristicly cool. But it made for beautiful dark skies!



Thursday, April 30, 2015

Almost Daily Painting

I did this plein air landscape in Paso Robles ( outside the Terry Hogue Vineyard) last September but it wasn't finished so I worked on it a little more. Note to self: the paintings are usually 80% finished on site then it's back to the studio to make them work.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Echo Park

I went out a couple of weeks ago and painted at the south east tipnof the lake- right by the freeway. Then finished up today in the studio. 18" x 18"

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Busy Studio Days


The week ends are very busy in the studio these days. 
Figure drawing and painting, regular painting  and the intro class. 
Glad to have so many great people around!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Here are the paintings...



Oil on 10" x 10" unprimed wood panels.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

California Poppies

I made my annual trek out to find poppies. There were reports that they all were baked by an unfortunate Santa Ana over the week end . It was true that there were no flowers at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve but I did find a big patch close by and spent a wonderful afternoon painting.


I'll finish there up in the studio and post the finished paintings this week,

Monday, February 9, 2015

Lot's of work happening in the studio!

This week end was great. Busy classes from Friday to Sunday! There's a great group of dedicated students who come here plus a whole bunch who come just for the Intro class. I'm starting to think of summer. Will have some classes on the calendar in March- life drawing intensive  and kids classes.