Friday, August 10, 2012

Bird Rock

This is a scene of the area around Bird Rock on the 17 mile drive at Pebble Beach.  It was stared on site and finished in my studio.  I was attending an En Plein Air workshop.  The weather in Carmel was especially beautiful and unusual for July.  

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Birches in the snow

Birches are wonderful to paint in watercolor.  They usually turn out well even if you aren't a seasoned painter.
I am trying to do a series of them because I love them so much.  I had three beautiful birches in my front yard in my previous house. In this new house, I have planted just one, but with multiple branches.

Ocean dunes in watercolor

A very simple watercolor with an emphasis on clouds which take up two-thirds of the paper.  

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Country Side Barn

I have been doing some watercolors lately and this is one of my latest.  It was done in a split complementary
color scheme using Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna and Blues.  Not using green for the trees was at first odd but it's a good practice to limit your colors in this way.  

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.