Monday, May 26, 2014

No Snake Charmer

"Fire Road, Cherry Canyon"
5x7 Oil on Linen Panel

This morning's hike was in Cherry Canyon.  I start up the fire road and then take a turn down to a lovely oak grove.  It's a pretty hike but today as I started my descent, I saw a snake. I am a WIMP when it comes to snakes, so I headed the opposite direction.  I was able to only scream in my head so I didn't startle other hikers.  Despite the wild life, I love this view.  Hope to get more paintings from here.  Have a great week.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Hanging Out

"Hanging Out"
6x7  Oil on Paper

 I've finally settled on my new color palette and having fun.  You can read about my palette with the latest post on my Art Tips blog.  

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Casting Pond

"Casting Pond"
5x8  Oil on Paper

The casting pond in the Arroyo Seco Park is the perfect place to capture fly fishermen practicing their casting.  I don't have to worry about disrupting the fishing and I can get some great shots while I walk.  Little do they know that a good or bad cast (I wouldn't know the difference) might make it into one of my paintings. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Losing Details - SOLD

"Lunch at Lucky's" - SOLD
5 1/2 x 7 Oil on Paper

Lately I've been evaluating everything in my art.  Playing around with a different palette, drawing more and seeing how much detail I can eliminate.  A street scene is the perfect place to try.  With all the signage, cars, people and buildings it can be overwhelming.  But when I start with my 2 value notan, it makes it easier.  Still not reaching my goal yet but I'm further down the road.  Hope you enjoy it.

Monday, May 5, 2014

How I Spent my Sunday

"View from the Pier"
5 x7  Oil on Paper

"Day at the Beach"
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Oil on Paper
A perfect way to spend my afternoon.