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 intoContinue Reading

Painting of travel town trains by Oscar Will

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.Continue Reading

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. PeopleContinue Reading

overlooking the valley of la canada / flintridge cloudy

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 paintingContinue Reading

illustrative pointillism impressionistic closed impressionism painting of a figure in a white graduation gown by a pool by Oscar Will

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 theContinue Reading