Friday, September 4, 2015

Cypress Lookout


I do enjoy starting out with Large brushes!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hillside Trail Video


The time spent in painting is about an hour, though it took longer to plan the major shape and value placements.

 Watching your own painting process can be a great education!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Chapel Stairway

video


Adding color to a value sketch or grisaille. Two sets of color transitions occur from distant to foreground. Areas of light proceed from yellows to reds, and areas of shadow proceed from lavenders to blues.  



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Proportional unified Drawings

When the astronomer looks at stars he sees relationships



Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Some ways of Seeing Nature

    5"x7" oil

These are a couple of ways I may look at a subject. 

          As a design pattern 

          As a oil painting technique


      Done with @draw app

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Santa Cruz Beach

California Painting. The colors are delightful here! 9"x12" oil panting

Monday, August 6, 2012

West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz

From one of our trips back home.This spot is just a little ways from the Lighthouse, and where many of the surfers get in to surf "Steamer Lane".
9"x12" Oil on Masonite  



Santa Cruz Lighthouse and Museum

A great spot in Santa Cruz, Ca. I did a few paintings of this lighthouse while we were there. This one is 9"x12" Oil on stretched canvas.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Leaves and Lilies

I've noticed that what catches your eye can often make a good painting. The orange yellow of these silk flowers piled with some other supplies drew my attention.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cloud Study

It takes some time to watch these cumulus clouds grow. There's a cycle of growth and death kind of like a flower.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Silk Lilies

A little abstract but I'm happy with the colors.

5"x7" Oil on canvas board

Monday, May 16, 2011

Light & Shade


Naming a painting Light & Shade is more about what I'm looking for than what I'm looking at. Just calling it Yellow Lilly didn't seem right because my goal was about getting a harmony between the light and shadow yellows.