Monday, November 3, 2008

This is the Riverside Art Museum where my next show is. The first picture is the entrance, and the next photo shows what is to the left of the building. I don't think the building with the towers is part of the museum, but it makes for a real pretty setting. Below is one of the paintings I did for the show. Saturday Amanda and I took our paintings to the Riverside Art Museum, which is about an hour away. It was raining in the morning, but by the time we delivered the paintings and walked around it had cleared enough to get some nice photos.


My latest little painting titled, "ink".
The RAM museum is located almost next door to the historical "Mission Inn".
The art museum as I found yesterday was designed by Julia Morgan. Sold

Friday, October 31, 2008

The Bowers Museum show

The Bowers Museum was a fun event to do over two days. It will be an anual show from now on, and is one of the nicer settings to be in. There is also a first class restaurant to have lunch if you choose.

The post card for the Bowers Museum show in Santa Ana, CA. The Bowers show was my second show that I was juried into. My next show will be in Riverside, CA at the Riverside Art Museum, November 6th thru Nov. 15th, called "Off the wall". It is their annual fundraising event.

On the Range

Here is my favorite painting that I have done recently. I call it "On the Range". It was painted on location in Idaho this year in June along with my plein air painting partner Amanda Fish, and her sister Linda. It was morning, the sky and the light dancing across the mountains was of course spectacular, and the cattle were close to the fence. Of course by the time we had all set up, the cattle had started to move away, and by the time I got to actually painting them, well, they were about a 1/2 mile away. Did I mention the dancing light across the mountains? The clouds were moving quickly, and the shadows as well. Painting from memory, and from your "impression" is a requirement when painting "pleine aire". I was experimenting with a different pallete on this painting. I used Cerulean Blue, Cad Lemon, and I believe Cad Red deep.
I don't know why, but I love cow paintings.


I am finally getting around to posting some new work I did a while back. I have since been in another show called the "Bowers Museum California Arts Council-2008 Orange County Invitational Exhibit and Sale". The show took place on the weekend of September 20th and 21st.
This painting, that I call "parking" was of a buoy that I captured while doing the "Balboa Art Walk" ealier in the year. I am trying to simplify my approach to smaller paintings for a fresher feel. I also used a pink tone underpainting, ala Jennifer McChristian.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Ramos Cafe on Los Rios in San Juan Capistrano.

An updated version......Sold

Tuscany farmhouse

Here's another painting from Tuscany, somewhere between Sienna and Montepulciano. I hate naming paintings, bleh. Sold

Monday, May 12, 2008

Tuscany hills

I don't really remember where I took this view from. Somewhere on the road between Siena and Montepulciano. The weather was stormy and cold, as it was fall, but the colors as the sun got lower were awesome. The warm sunlight against the cool shadowy distant hills was quite a contrast. I hope you like. More soon as I am gearing up for my first show in Balboa island, called the Balboa Island Artwalk.

Church in Montepulciano

This painting is of a famous little church at the bottom of the hill town of "Montpulciano" in Tuscany, which is famous for its fabulous wine, and has some pretty good cheese too. Sold

Friday, May 2, 2008

Montepulciano roof tops

As I've been involved with architecture for so many years, I can't help being fascinated with the antique buildings in Italy. As well, the chimneys have such individual character so as to suggest the style of each dwelling.

This was along a road near the "Grand Piazza" in Montepulciano. Sold

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Via Margutta/frame shop

This next one is a little scene I painted after our first trip to Rome in 2004. It's a little frame shop down a side street called Via Margutta, on our way to Piazza del Popolo.

Via de Pietra, Rome

Ok, so it's been a while since I've uploaded some new images, so here are a couple that are basically finished. I hope you like them. The first one is a scene in Rome which is a ristorante on the path to the Pantheon, which is well traveled. Sold

Friday, March 7, 2008

Plein air Los Rios, San Juan Capistrano

Amanda and I did some plein aire painting today at Los Rios street in San Juan Capistrano. It was a beautiful day. Amanda is a member of Socalpapa and I will be also in the near future. That is the group we were out with. We each did two paintings. These are about 90% and 80% done. The light runs out so fast late in the afternoon. I did the first one in about 3 hours or so, and the second one only had brief time of about 2 hours, along with lunch, and the conversations about art with other artists, as well as interested people who walk up and want to talk to the artist. Not bad.......please feel free to comment.


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Tuscan fields

Welcome to my new virtual studio. I am setting out to be an artist in the truest sense. Here will be all my completed works on view. So, welcome all art lovers.

Here is my first piece, a scene from Tuscany, somewhere between Siena and Montepulciano, from a trip last year in November. It was a brisk day and the last bits of light were cast between the shadows of the clouds on the hillsides in warm tuscan colors. I hope you enjoy viewing my work.

Please feel free to leave comments, and welcome to all artists and collectors.