Morning at Leo Carillo

Morning at Leo Carillo

Here is a photo of my view at Leo this morning. Painting on site is often a challenge but it is always a joy. Even when a painting is not a success, look where it was created 🙂 A few weeks ago, I flew to New Mexico and painted around Santa Fe. What a great part of the...

San Onofre

Ive been camping and getting some sun out at San Onofre all week while painting for this years annual “Paint San Clemente” event. Here are two of the paintings I have managed to complete this week. It’s been cold and densely overcast, which makes...

Morning Woods

So, I am working BIG. this is the progress on a painting I have waited for about six months to work out. It’s only the first of what will likely be more paintings inspired from the Redwoods. “Morning Woods” is 48″ tall by 38″ wide...
Gaviota Sundown

Gaviota Sundown

The Gaviota Hot Springs was my destination. I have wanted to paint there for a long time. It was a beautiful day so I decided to go on a drive. I got to Gaviota Hot Springs at midday. It was a bit of a hike up a steep muddy trail and I was winded by the time I got to...
Keeping an eye out

Keeping an eye out

(repost from ConejoArts.org) A couple of years ago, I read the story about the violin virtuoso Joshua Bell. He donned street clothes and a baseball cap and played his 3.5 million dollar Stradivarius for a while in a busy Washington DC Metro terminal. It was an...
Pt Mugu Lagoon

Pt Mugu Lagoon

Although I have lived in Southern California for nearly 50 years, I still find it odd that we can have an 85 degree day in mid-December. While friends in other parts of America are shoveling snow and stoking their pot-bellied stoves, I was out painting at the Pt Mugu...
Let it Snow

Let it Snow

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Green Ravine

Green Ravine

In ongoing inspiration from my Channel Islands excursion in September, I have another Rocks & Water painting to show. This is called “Green Ravine” which is based from the view from our boat onto Santa Cruz Island. There are never ending options in...

Extreme Plein Air

The photo above gives an impression of the boat deck that was host to 20 artists and a crew. Our boat The Conception is actually outfitted for 20 or more scuba divers, so having a bunch of artists on board was quite a shift for captain and crew. They helped us with...
The Watery Cave

The Watery Cave

On the third morning of our Channel Islands Plein Air Painting excursion, we attempted to anchor at Santa Rosa island. Captain Jerry said that the winds and swells were not going to allow for a good safe harbor, so after a brief bit of motoring around the island, we...