Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Overcast day at Aliso Springs 12x16

I took a drive this afternoon up to Aliso Springs which is about 2 miles from here.
One of my favorite places to paint.  I took some ref photos and notes ,came back to the studio and did this quick 12x16 study. Thanks for looking. It was overcast
today so the light was soft and not so harsh and the colors were muted.

Coastal Light 12x16


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Boats 12x16

Didnt have alot of painting time today so i thought i would do some palette knife work




Canyon at Dusk 36x48


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wooden Boats


Wooden Boat Festival  16x20
I just finished this one. I used a ref. photo i took while doing a plein air class in Port Townsend last summer. I have a smaller study of this subject in my painting photos


Today's Effort: Palo Verde 16x20


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Elephant Head Mt. 16x20

This Morning's Effort -Elaphant Head Mt. 16x20
This view is in our area and the winter colors i think are so beautiful



Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Today's Effort - I'm working on a portrait of my daughter, i dont think
its complete yet so i may work on it some more
16x20


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Another Sycamore Study 16x20


Aliso Springs Dawn 16x20

This morning i wanted to paint a subject that i new well and its location is very close to where i live. I used a very limited palette and my goal was to try and capture the sense of light.  


Sycamore 16x20

I did this painting about a year ago, one of my favorites. 



Thursday, November 17, 2011

Southwest Art Magazine


Southwest Art Magazine contacted me a while ago asking if they could use one of my still life paintings in their Dec. issue. I just received a couple of complimentry copies and am delighted. The article is about food paintings and wow, they gave me a whole page.



Tumacocori Mission 16x20

Today i thought i would go out and do a plein air since the weather was so beautiful. This is the Tumacocori Mission about 2 miles from here. It was so nice to paint outside, now that the weather is better here in the desert i will do this more often.



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Tucson Courtyard 16x20

i worked with a more impressionist approach with this one


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Canyon Wall II 16x20

did this one today. I did a large one of this scene earlier in the year for the
Tucson Airport Show


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Quick Study 9x12

Not much painting time today, did however get in
a quick one


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Whats for Lunch 9x12 oil

well, some avocado, olive oil and a little pepper and salt to start


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Poached Eggs on Toast 8x10 oil