Here is part of my setup for the art sale today in Burbank, California. Thank you to UME Credit Union, Stephanie, the Burbank Arts Commission, and the Magnolia Night Out event. There were food trucks, a live band, and a disc jockey. I received a lot of complements for my
Yesterday there was quite a crowd of people at Descanso Botanical Gardens in La Canada/Flintridge, California. It was understandable because the roses and bearded irises were in full bloom. I walked around the whole garden, through the forest of oak and Camellia, around the lakes and ferns, and finally into
I was pleasantly surprised when my name was called for an award at the Burbank Art Associations’ Spring Show 2022! I won second prize in the Landscape/Seascape/Cityscape category for my painting “Bolton Hall Museum.” The art show reception had a great turnout and it was great to see all the
Today my painting group chose to paint at the Travel Town train museum and park in Griffith Park, California. This location has many decommissioned trains that are on display outside in a park. There are passenger cars to have parties in and many of the trains can be climbed into.
Bolton Hall Museum is a stone building built many years ago that is used as a site for a small municipal park in Tujunga, California. It is not far from my home so I decided to paint it. I may return because there are different angles of the building to
This morning I did not venture far for my plein air painting. Literally I walked down the street and set up at the corner. I found a good spot where I could see the road disappearing down the hill, the mountains beyond, and an interesting house on the corner. People
I completed this painting on a hill in Glendale, California overlooking the valley down below. It was cold and there were dark clouds forming as I painted. Suddenly I hear something coming towards me in the bushes – it was a wall of small hailstones! I tried to continue painting
Today I finished a painting from my family archives. It is based off a picture of my aunt when she graduated. My grandmother wanted to memorialize the moment with my aunt posed next to an icon of southern California suburbia, the swimming pool. The picture is bizarre because of the
This weekend I finished the Montrose Farmers’ Market painting I started a few weeks ago. I cleaned up the lines and fixed some colors. Then I added my stylized dot finish to it. This final layer of color turned a colorful and cheery painting into a strange and otherworldly one.