Monday, October 3, 2011

Sacramento River

I repainted this scene which was originally painted during an En Plein Air workshop with Calvin Liang in Sacramento in January of 2011.  It was wonderful to be instructed by Calvin who is an amazing painter. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Point Lobos Cypress

Point Lobos in Carmel has always been one of my favorite places to visit,  hike and photograph.  This was painted later in the studio.  I like the way it came out.   

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

San Luis Obispo

My outings with " The Thursday Painters," a group of painters from San Luis Obispo County, have been wonderful.  I am somewhat too lazy to deal with oil painting materials and find watercolors so much easier to manage.  Here are some of them.  Let me know what you think.

Point Lobos Rocks

I didn't like my previous rendition of this scene in Point Lobos, so I reworked it.  I like it more than the first.
If you have any opinions on the matter, I would love to hear them.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Calla Lilies

My latest flower still-life.  I am quite happy with this painting and enjoyed doing it.  Hope you like it, also.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Miller Park in Sacramento

One of the lovely parks in Sacramento where we painted with Calvin Liang, our instructor from Corona.  These paintings are meant to be small studies.  For myself, they are an invaluable learning tool.  I am less interested in the outcome than I am in the process.  Whenever I could, I tried to paint the same scene that Calvin painted.  In this way, I used his painting as a guide but always looked at the actual scenery before me as my subject.  I wish I could show you his painting with mine next to it, but I don't have the permission to do that.  

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Discovery Park in Sacramento

I recently attended an En Plein Air workshop with Calvin Liang in Sacramento.  It was wonderful and I learned a lot.  Calvin is a fantastic landscape painter and a great teacher who is filled with enthusiasm for his craft.  I wish that I could convey on canvas all of the information I have absorbed from painting with Calvin for five days. If I keep on practicing and applying myself, I believe that some of this knowledge is bound to manifest itself in my work.