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
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.
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
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
“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
I finally got a chance to take a picture of this in some good light. I painted this en plein air while selling art at the Harvest Festival in Toluca Lake a few weeks ago. It is a hybrid of my technique with black outlines and dots except the lines