Tuesday, October 27, 2009

These are a couple of paintings I did at the Temecula Creek Inn. This is definitely the most beautiful golf course in Temecula, and a greta brunch as well.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Iceman Cometh

The City Gym and Pool

These two were also painted for the HB Plein Air.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sunday at Lake Park

HB Surf Museum

Old Glory
These three were all done for the Huntungton Beach Plein Air Festival in September. I did a couple of more that I will post in the coming days.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

These two paintings were done at Laguna Beach last weekend. I took a great workshop with Ken Auster-an amazing painter and teacher. I struggled with the limited palette, but loved the challenge of trying a new process.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Best of Show-Purchase Award
 I just did this painting this morning and it won the Best of Show at the Ralph Love Plein Air Festival, in Temecula.  It was really hot, but I was set up in a nice shady spot... for a while.  The shade disappeared and I finished it in the baking sun, it was worth it though... one of my best I think.

Honorable Mention-San Clemente Plein Air Festival
I was excited to win an honorable mention at the San Clemente Plein Air Fest this weekend.  It's a very talented group of artists, and there were over 200 paintings there, so I it's definitely an honor.

Friday, June 26, 2009

I painted these the for the San Clemente Plein Air Festival.  The show opens on June 27th, and promises to be great as usual.  Hope I see you there.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I did this little painting and posted on my daily blog.  I thought it was working pretty well so I did a larger version, adding a few details.  

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I Painted at the Montage resort with a few friends from SOCALPAPA, it was overcast all day until I got in my car to head home...then the sun came out!  Oh well, I like to paint on overcast days, even though it was pretty cold in the morning. 

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Here is another painting I did at the North Park Plein Air Festival.  The sun really lights up the salmon hue of this church in the afternoon.  I had noticed it earlier in the week and made a sketch.  Then I returned on Monday afternoon to make this painting.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

I painted this one yesterday morning for the North Park Plein Air Festival.  Sorry if it's out of focus, but I shot it on the street as I finished it and rushed off to do another painting.  I didn't get a chance to shoot the others, so I will post them when the show is over.  If you are interested, the show is at the San Diego Art Department,  3830 Ray Street-near Balboa Park. All pieces are displayed this weekend, and then the juried show will continue until June 14th.

Friday, May 01, 2009

I painted this one this morning again at La Creza winery.  I liked that fountain when I was painting yesterday and wanted to do another with it as the focus.

I painted this one yesterday at La Creza Winery.  I really liked the light hitting that gazebo and the grape vines.

I thought this painting looked lonely so added some people and cleaned up a few areas.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Just painted this one about noon at Thornton Winery.  It's a beautiful day, but still pretty cold in the shade especially in the morning.  I love these big tarp things and how the light hits them.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I painted this one at the LA Arboretum, the same day as the one I posted on Dec 16th.  I just found the time to finish it up this morning.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I did this painting a few days ago out at Maurice Carrie Winery.  It's a beautiful building at the base of several rolling hills that are covered with vines...very pretty.  I'm working on a series of winery paintings, one of my favorite subjects to paint.