This last summer I traveled to Utah to see Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. Even though they are only a few miles from each other they are very different. Canyonlands is huge, over 500 square miles. you can only drive into a small part of it but it is very majestic. Its where the Green […]
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Recently I have been in the Vineyards here in Sebastopol capturing them in their beautiful fall colors and doing very large plein air paintings which is very challenging especially in this long format. I have to adjust my easel so the bottom of the painting is almost on the ground and therefore I can work […]
I’ve been painting in the Sonoma County vineyards this fall to capture the fall colors and to try and do plein air with large canvasses. This is about 2 miles from my house on Gravenstein Highway and Oak Grove avenue. My palette is Cobalt blue, Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium yellow light and Titanium white. I […]
I have printed up some large Christmas cards from one of my paintings “A Christmas Story”, 16 x 20, Oil. I painted this still life last Christmas with my Friday group. I love the painting so much that I decided to have Christmas cards made. Its a large card with a white border around the […]
This is a recent plein air painting I painted of Bodega Bay. I was painting the marshland when an egret came into my painting and stood there so I put him or her in. My palette is Cobalt blue, Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Light and Titanium White. I use Gamblin paint and I mix […]
I was lucky enough to spend a week on Monhegan Island, Maine in August and painted nine paintings in seven days. My palette is Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Light and Titanium White. I use Gamblin paint. There are no cars on the Island so one has to walk everywhere with their supplies. […]
A few weeks ago I plein air painted in the town of Sonoma and I spotted this very old but beautiful Cypress Tree. My palette for this painting is Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Light and Titanium White. I use Gamblin Oil paint. So all of these primaries are warm and I know […]
A recent plein painting painted in the town of Sonoma, Ca. My palette is Cadmium red light, Cobalt blue, Cadmium yellow light and Titanium White. A gorgeous day of painting with my friend of this beautiful little stream on a large dairy farm in Sonoma.
I actually painted this from a photo that I took the day before. Weather was good that day but not good on our usual plein air painting day of Friday. Its along Schoolhouse Road between Analy High School and Occidental Road here in Sebastopol, CA. There is a large dairy farm on the road and […]
A couple of weeks ago we plein air painted on the corner of Occidental Road and Sanford Road here in Sebastopol, CA. The mustard fields were in full bloom and here is my interpretation of them and this beautiful farm at the top of the hill with mountains in the background. My palette for this […]