Monday, December 27, 2010

Shadow Rock Smashing Waves

This is the first two stages with this one. I will post the current stage in a few days because I want to let it simmer for a while before calling it done. This is an unusual perspective and a different composition. This is a scene from the Fort Bragg, California area.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

McKinney Falls III

This is the last of the ones done at McKinney Falls State Park with Plein Air Austin. Have a Merry Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, etc all

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Plein Air Upgrade III

The third in the series of ocean sunset paintings.. The original is 5 by 7 inches and painted oil on copper. This is 20 by 24 inches. I think this set of paintings would make a great triptych. I wasn't really married to the colors used in the study.

Monday, December 20, 2010

McKinney Falls I

The first piece from my paint out with Plein Air Austin. As you well know Ive been itching to "finish" this one. Its packed away safely until I get new eyes.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Plein Air Upgrade II

The 6 by 6 inch plein air sketch. Oil on Copper.
Inspired by a plein air sketch in oil. This one is still not there for me so stay tuned.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Plein Air Upgrade I

The plein air sketch completed on site. Oil on copper.

With this piece I started out with a plein air sketch that I completed this summer. I did two six by 6 by 6 inches paintings and one 5 by 7 incher. Last Friday night I churned this one out. I'm not touching it again. This one is 20 by 20 inches and summarily kicked off the easel.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


This is a crosswalk in New York. Its amazing how one can fell alone in this type of world. The visual stimulation is numbing.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Back Out Again (fini)

I'm calling this one done. I didn't spend too much more time on it as I wanted to keep some energy in the paint strokes. El Granada, CA which has an excellent seafood place real close to this scene.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Delay Trial Sketch

I will get around to making a painting from these one of these days. I think both watercolor and pastel would be great starts.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Harmony fini

I posted the simmering version of this one on last Thursday. I didn't want to lose the energetic strokes so I just darkened his shirt a bit. I'm calling it done.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Steep Drop

I like taking pictures of the ocean from a cliff as long as its safe (lessons learned). I think this area is on the Point Reyes National Seashore or Fort Bragg. I used the smooth side of a piece of Canson paper.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Stacks (in progress)

This is a Commerce landscape with hay bales. Photo inspiration taken on a trip this summer. This one I finished last night. I will post it as soon as it is processed.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Another one for the music series. I'm almost done but I don't want to lose the current energy I see in it. I just need to refine a few areas. These musicians were photographed during one of our many Pecan Street Festivals.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

From the Delay Trial

Original sketch in black ink. Drawing time about 20 minutes.
I plan on working larger because I want to include more of the trial team.