Here is a painting I did with my painting group at the Brand Library and park in Glendale, California. The light was bright and the shadows off the library were different shades depending on reflected light. I loved that the Hong Kong orchid tree was in bloom with its giant
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
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 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
The bones of this painting I did en plein air at Lake Balboa in Encino, California. I painted with a new plein air group and we had some ‘incidents’ from the pigeons in the trees. I always carry heavy duty towels and pink brush cleaner for times like those. I