Monday, June 8, 2015


Gave this still life a try.  It's been a while, but I'm excited to get back into doing more of these.  The owner of our house has shed in the backyard.  It's full of old tools and stuff (gold mine).

"Toolbox"  Oil on canvas panel.  9x12

Monday, June 1, 2015

Pasadena Hill 2

Another view of the same hill in South Pasadena.  It's a blast to paint the masses of trees and the effect the atmosphere has on them.

"Pasadena Hill 2"  8x10  Oil on canvas panel.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Pasadena Hill

Evening time in South Pasadena. This is painted from a baseball field where the girls little league was having a game and I got to listen to their soothing chants while I painted.  "If you're rooting for the Tigers clap your hands!  CLAP CLAP." -____-   Still had a good time doing this one and was able to hone in on the interesting sense of atmosphere that this distant hill creates.

"Pasadena Hill"  9x12  Oil on canvas panel.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Visited the arboretum on this cloudy morning.  There are so many interesting plants there.  But I wanted to find some atmosphere to paint.  The only place I could find some distance between trees was here at this pond.  The water and mirk on top of it were a blast to paint.

"Lagoon" Oil on canvas panel.  9x12

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


A small painting for a friend of her late, great horse, Tara.

"Tara"  Oil on canvas panel.  10x8

Delivery Truck

"Delivery Truck"  Oil on canvas panel.  12x9

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Crystal Cove, Newport Beach

A couple cottages I painted during a workshop with a great teacher and painter, Rita Pacheco.

"White Cottage"  Oil on canvas panel.  12x9

"Red Cottage"  Oil on canvas panel.  12x9