I took a photo looking across highway 1 at the palm trees and used that to make a small painting. Now the painting is on a shirt just in time for summer!
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
I painted this on a 12″ square canvas en plein air in about an hour and a half. The sun was already behind a hill when I started and there was hardly any light left at all when I finished. Even though it was painted quickly and alla prima, I