Saturday, June 25, 2011

Spring Bloom Point Lobos

                                            Spring Bloom, Point Lobos          40 x 48 inches

Here is a recent painting of the poppies that have been blooming at point lobos over the last couple of months. I spent a number of days painting field studies out there, and this is the large studio work that came from those studies.

at this point in the painting i decided the foreground needed
to be reorganized, eliminating the bushes in the 
extreme foreground so the viewers eye entered the painting 
from the right side of the canvas
more editing and adjusting shapes and values and 
temperatures of the grass and poppies
 the finished painting is at the top

                              thanks to my good friend Brent Bear for taking these pics at point lobos

Monday, April 11, 2011

california Art Club Gold Medal Show open until april24

The California Art Club's 100th annual Gold Medal exhibition openend last weekend. Such a fun evening with lots of great work! The show is held at the Pasasdena Museum of California Art and will be on view until april 24, 2011. Visit their website  for directions and info on the show.

I was honored to receive the Irvine Museum Award for my painting "Cypress and Fog, Point Lobos". Given by Jean Stern, the Director of the Irvine Museum, this award was given to painting in the show that best represents the traditional California impressionist collection of the Irvine Museum.

Here is a photo of the field study that was the inspiration for the larger work in the show.

Study for Cypress and Fog, Point Lobos   
10x12 inches oil on linen 

Cypress and Fog, Point Lobos
30x36 inches oil on linen

With Jean Stern (director of the Irvine Museum), Peter Adams (president of the California 
Art Club) and David Gallup ( Vice President) at the show

Monday, March 7, 2011

Upcoming California Art Club Gold Medal Show

These works will be exhibited at the California Art Club Gold Medal Show, held at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. There is an opening reception on Saturday, April 2, 2011. Visit to purchase tickets, this is really a fun show with lots of incredible artwork!

                                           Cypress and Fog, Point Lobos         30x 36 inches

Big Sur Coast                                      8x12 inches

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Catalina Paintings

Here are a few studies from my recent trip to catalina island. This has been an annual trip for the last seven years with artists Jeff Horn and Mike Obermeyer, and this year photographer Bill Braly. A special thanks to the  Catalina Island Conservancy for making these trips possible and allowing us access to the entire island.  The weather this year was perfect!

First Light At Cat Harbor                  8x12 inches

Avalon Bell Tower                             10x12 inches

Sparkling Avalon                               8x10 inches

Casino View                                      10x12 inches

Fourth of July Cove, Isthmus       10x8 inches

Morning Shadows in Avalon              8x12 inches

Avalon Patterns                                 10x12 inches

Shark Harbor                                      8x12 inches

Evening at the Isthmus                        8x10 inches

Avalon Archway                                 8x10 inches

Monday, February 7, 2011

Welcome to my new blog

Still under construction........

Just returned home from an incredible painting trip to catalina island, and decided its about time to start a blog so I can share some photos of my travels and new paintings with all of you outside of my website. It might take me a few days to get going on this, so check back soon!