Saturday, December 28, 2013

Wipeout Beach

Wipeout Beach
9x12 oil on canvas panel
 
These rocks and guano hut are at the North end of Wipeout Beach in La Jolla.
Love to paint rocks, they always provide an interesting mix of value and color, especially the rocks in La Jolla.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

In the Shade of Crystal Pier

In the Shade of Crystal Pier
9x12 pastel on paper
 
Have long wanted to paint Crystal Pier. Finally got to it. Originally planned to do a scene looking out to sea but when I turned around I came across this fascinating view looking up into the complex structure of the pier. Very challenging, trying not to get lost in all the confusion of beams and columns.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Happy Halloween

Ghostly Cypress Trees
9x12 pastel on paper

 For Halloween I painted these ghost like cypress trees. Boo!
Ok, I know, you don't scare that easy.
Sorry this is as scary as I get, I'm no Francis Bacon.


Friday, October 4, 2013

Under the Ficus

Under the Ficus
9x12 pastel on paper

This is a pastel of my lawn chair under the great shade giving ficus tree.
This is also number one of my front yard series.
I am going to see how many paintings I can create just in my front yard.

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Old Fence

The Old Fence
10"x11" gouache on paper
 
Went out to Santa Ysabel with my friend and fellow painter Eddie.
Came accross this delightful scene.
A very beautiful part of the world.
Hope to get out there again soon.


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Self Portrait

Self Portrait
20"x24" Pastel on paper.
Just entered my self portrait in the Jerry's Artarama Self Portrait Contest.
Couldn't pass up this oportunity to paint myself.
There's still time to enter!


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Burton House - Evening Light


9x12 pastel on paper

One of the historic victorian houses in Heritage Park, near Old Town.
Built in 1893, now a Tea Room and Shop.
Nice collection of interesting shapes in this subject.
That must be why I like old buildings so much.