Saturday, December 30, 2017

More from East Aurora

When I went to East Aurora over Thanksgiving I celebrated the holiday with my daughter Ashely and  her fiancĂ© Scott. Scott's extended family is from this suburb and this is a painting of the family house where his mom grew up. 

oil on canvas
11" x 14"

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

#2 and #3 from East Aurora finished!

Sunlight on the Purple House
oil on canvas
8" x 8"

Yellow House in East Aurora
oil on canvas
8" x 8"

Friday, December 8, 2017

More from East Aurora

Here are two more from the same street, Oakwood I think.  Both art 8" x 8" and need another session of work each. Add finished images in the next day or so.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

East Aurora in Western New York

I went to New York over the Thanksgiving holiday and was taken by the gorgeous houses of East Aurora.  Here's the first on a series.
oil on canvas  8" x 8"

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Bridgeport Courthouse

There's a beautiful historic courthouse building in Bridgeport that dates back to 1885. A great subject for a painting. This is in progress.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Announcing a four week Life Painting Workshop starting on October 11 from 5:30-9:30pm.
This is a new class that will meet for four Wednesday nights to focus on life painting.
Each session will feature one long pose. Supplies included.
For more information and to enroll

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bridgeport, CA

I think it's finished now. Just needed a few extra touches.
oil on canvas
12" x 16"

Friday, August 25, 2017

A 2 day painting

I've been wanting to concentrate on paintings from reference photos I took earlier in the year. Here's day 1.

And I came back today and worked into it more. I always see Edward Hopper when looking straight from the street like this. I'm not sure it's finished but will let it rest for the week end.

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Bridgeport, California

I'm interested in the old structures in Bridgeport. I have a bunch of reference photos and am headed there next week end to paint. Would so love to give a workshop up there. 
12" x 12" 
oil on canvas
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

My studio

I have the nicest studio on earth. The view is amazing but the light is also wonderful. I started a study of my African Violet's and some colored bottles that I love to paint
12" x 12"
Oil on canvas

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday afternoon in the studio

I had time between classes and found a bunch of radishes at Ralph's. I've done this one before but it's been years. Going outside tomorrow so this is my warm up!
Oil on canvas

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Final Life Drawing Workshop

We start the final life drawing workshop of the summer on Monday August 7 at 9:30am. There are a few spots left. Enroll here! 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Life Painting

This is the second evening this summer that I've gotten together with artist friends, hired a model and just painted. There were four of us and the three hours flew by. It's energizing to work on my own projects. Have to remember this as teaching sometimes takes precedence,

This is the underpainting in burnt sienna.

About an hour or so in. I'm working on gessoed water color paper.

2 1/2  hours. Don't want to overwork but I'll most likely go in and fix the ear but not much else.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Summer Workshops

This is a gesture paint painting that studio student Melissa Yi did during our summer workshop. She's been in the studio for the past year and a half with one on the passes I sell that let's the student attend every class I give. She's a fantastic artist and is headed to college. She'll be missed on the studio! For info on the classes here Summer Life Drawing Workshops.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Touching up

I've been out doing some small paintings and as usual bring them back to the studio about 80% finished. Here are four I just worked on again.
I feel like they are resolved.

Antelope Valley
Oil on canvas 

I got lucky enough to get out to Palm Springs to see my friend Lynda Keeler's show also in April. Just had time to do two little paintings from her yard.

Afternoon Light
Oil on canvas
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Then a couple of weeks ago I went out to find these palm trees on the road between Valencia and Ventura. I was going to paint them last year on a freezing cold day. I didn't know if I could find them again or if they were as cool as I remembered. So glad to see them again on a beautiful warm day.

"Palms at Fillmore "
Oil on canvas
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Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday afternoon

I haven't worked this small in a long time. It wasn't working and wasn't working and then suddenly it was done!
oil on canvas 5" x 5"

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Wednesday afternoon

I have some of beautiful glass bottles in the studio that sit by the window, The light was so nice on them yesterday that I just had to do a little painting,  5"x 5" oil  on canvas.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday in between classes

I had an hour in between classes . Tried to paint deliberately and loved all the purple underpainting that shows through.

12"x12" oil on canvas

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A slow day on Monday

Sometimes Monday is a very slow day in the studio. Just Melissa came and she had a project so I decided to paint.
I had some Trader Joe's daffodils, a blue bottle. And great natural light at the end of the afternoon. Will finish up tomorrow.  12" x12" 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Poppy Season

I headed out to the Antelope Valley last week to look for Poppies. I found a few near the Poppy Reserve but nothing is in full bloom yet. There's a great dirt road that I've explored before that had gorgeous views across the valley. So I stopped and painted for a couple of hours. Lucky to have such pleasant weather. More to follow!

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.