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.
It was a very windy day in West Hills, California at Orcutt Ranch, and my easel almost blew over a couple times. Not only that, my acrylic paints were drying on my palette nearly as fast as I could use them. I had to keep spraying them with my spray
Last weekend I painted en plein air at a Farmer’s Market in Montrose, California. The dry, sunny day kept drying out my paints. This is my first draft – later I am going to fix the composition, define the lines, and change a few colors. Then I will add the
This is a quick landscape painting I did last weekend while visiting Memorial Park in Santa Monica, California. The sky was all mixed-up with clouds, but it still felt warm and humid. It took me about an hour or so to paint en plein air on 11×14″ canvas board with
It was the first meetup of the year for our painting group at the Americana at Brand, an upscale mall/apartment complex in Glendale, California. It was a very sunny and warm day and they were taking down the Christmas decorations but still piping in Christmas music. This is the first
I spent this beautiful sunny day painting en plein air at Ernest E. Krebs Regional Park in Los Angeles. It is a hidden jem of a park whose main feature is a hill that has a lake at the top surrounded by trees. I painted an illustrative base layer that
“Remix Trees” 2021This painting was done en plein air and then I put a layer of pallette knife paint over it. I covered up the bright underpainting in the process which made the painting dull. I decided to bring the bright paint back by giving it my “dot treatment.” I