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Slopes of Ceanothus

Slopes of Ceanothus , 12 x 12,  plein air watercolor.  

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Slopes of Ceanothus

Slopes of Ceanothus , 12 x 12,  plein air watercolor.
 

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Mesa of Many Colors

 


Mesa of Many Colors just finished this afternoon

15x 21 watercolor

This is the Mesa behind my house in North Coastal San Diego county.

The greens and their  complements of copper and rose inspired me to paint this. The colors glow under the May Grey sky.

Friday, May 10, 2024

California Art Club 113th Gold Medal Exhibition


“Spring Radiance” 

So honored and excited to receive this letter.


We are delighted to inform you that your superb work, referenced above, has been selected for the California Art Club’s 113th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University in Orange from Tuesday, August 20, 2024 – Sunday, October 26, 2024. Congratulations! Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University California Art Club, est. 1909 “

 

Artist Statement

This painting is about the vivid colors one can see on a sunny day in the Spring in Southern California. The early California landscape painters were mocked by East Coast critics for their use of bright colors. I take pleasure in pushing the brilliance of watercolors to the edge of gaudiness( and hopefully not all the way there) to express this glowing place.

#californiaartclub #goldmedalexhibition 

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Spring Radiance

 

Spring Radiance 12 x 12 watercolor on paper 

Newest painting of the bright colors of a sunny Southern California spring day.

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Verdant Morning

 

Verdant Morning 9 x 12 watercolor on paper .

I still love to paint the  greenest California Hills in Spring.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Evening Breakers


 Evening Breakers. I tried to depict the light carving the forms of  the waves in this seascape from Malibu.

Watercolor on paper 8 x 16 .