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.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Violet & Yellow

Using a complimentary pallet and more paint than usual.



Monday, May 9, 2011

Yellow & Purple

In this little painting I'm using a pallet limited to the two complimentary and neighboring colors.



Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Ten Minute Challenge





Last week's Daily Paintworks Challenge* ten minute paintings of the same subject

Faces 14

Though it's still a limited pallet, I found a way to work in a couple more colors.


5"x7", Oil, canvas panel

Monday, February 7, 2011

Faces 13

I found that counting brush strokes helps me overcome a tendency I have of not starting with enough paint on the brush. It shifts the fear of running out of paint to running out of stokes.

Been enjoying Katheryn Law's posts about her PKR workshop

5"x7", Oil, canvas panel