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
Last year I worked on a series of painting based on old photos, I called them my Random Vending Machine Photo Series. One photo in black and white is of a man sitting in a chair with his legs crossed looking down at something in his lap, no light behind