Late Afternoon, Gaviota Coast

Late Afternoon, Gaviota Coast

Late Afternoon, Gaviota Coast, is an oil painting of Gaviota Beach located just North of Santa Barbara, CA, and south of Solvang, CA  .  This painting was done loosely with a palette knife instead of a brush.  It is late int eh afternoon in summer.  The cliff on the...
Autumn Reflections Demo

Autumn Reflections Demo

One day painting workshop in Orcutt, CA….12×16 demo painting “Autumn Reflections” A couple of weeks ago I did a small workshop/class with some students on a Saturday.  It was a beautiful day with a great place to paint right under our nose!...
Morning Cypress, Point Lobos

Morning Cypress, Point Lobos

This painting was started while painting with a group of friends, but finished in my studio.  It is a scene from Pt. Lobos State Park near Carmel that I have painted on location before.  I love these cypress trees and the rocky cliff that...
Los Gatos Plein Air Festival

Los Gatos Plein Air Festival

  I just returned from a week of painting in the beautiful Santa Cruz area for the Los Gatos Plein Air Festival.  About 30+ artists were juried in from all over the country to paint here.  My first painting was of the Elhorn Slough near Moss Landing.  The...
Painting with Quang Ho

Painting with Quang Ho

What a privilege and an honor to be  able to learn from a master painter like Quang Ho.  Three days of great weather and amazing instruction and demos and critiques.  Quang is considered one of the few master oil painters in America.  Not only is he an incredible...
Carmel Plein Air Festival

Carmel Plein Air Festival

What a great five days we had in Carmel painting on the coast along Highway 1.  My artist friend, Linda Mutti, and myself, for the most part had beautiful weather.  We painted twice at Pt. Lobos State Park, once at Rocky Point, and once on Carmel Valley Road.  There...
Painting on Location with a New Friend!

Painting on Location with a New Friend!

Painting on location – you ever know what you will see!  Yesterday I met with my plein air group for our monthly paint out at a private ranch near Los Alamos, California.  It turned out to be a cold morning with very little sunshine and a lot of wind.   But even...