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"Santa Monica Mountains" Accepted into Southern California Inspirations .NWS Oceanside Museum of Art

Santa Monica Mountains 14 x 21 watercolor on paper Honored to be selected for this exhibit. National Watercolor Society:  Southern...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

LPAPA's 10th Annual Best of Plein Air , Exhibiting Late Bloomers and Poppy Mound

The announcement for this exhibit in Southern California. I have two paintings in the exhibit

Late Bloomers 14 x 14


Poppy Mound 16 x 20

I am happy to be in this exhibit, it was juried by Jean Stern of the Irvine Museum and Randy Higbee


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Demonstration: " After the Fire II " 18 x 24 (Mount Diablo)

I thought it was time to post a demo.
This is Mount Diablo during the brief rainy season after the fire. The pink slash of exposed chert contrasted with the greens of spring.














After the Fire II 18 x 24. Still trying to get a good picture of the final piece.






Saturday, June 7, 2014

"By the Old Field" california plein air watercolor 16 x 20

By the Old Field 16 x 20 Plein Air watercolor

Painted in Northern California, it looks like August out there, not June.
 This solitary Eucalyptus is all that's left of what I imagine was quite an impressive windbreak. These hills north of Livermore are in a rural area outside the water districts and residents have to rely on their own wells.