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151st American Watercolor Society accepted "Curry Point November"!

I am extremely proud to announce that "Curry Point November" has been accepted by the American Watercolor Society for the 151st...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Late July Hills" and "Flowers of the Sun in the Valley of the Moon" in CAC Miniatures en Plein Air

Late July Hills 9 x12 Plein Air Watercolor $700



Flowers of the Sun in the Valley of the Moon 9 x 12  plein air $700

Miniatures En Plein Air
California Art Club Gallery at The Old Mill
1120 Old Mill Road, San Marino, CA
September 9, 2014 – January 11, 2015


I painted "Flowers of the Sun in the Valley of the Moon" for the title. The center flowers were done a long time ago, in the scene they were surrounded by bright foliage. I decided to push it down in value to help you focus on the flowers.













Friday, August 15, 2014

"Late July Hills", Plein Air Watercolor Study 9 x 12

Late July Hills 9x 12 watercolor painted on location, Mount Diablo.
I needed a break from driving way up to the burn zone, this was a quick hour and a half in changing light.
 The faster the light is changing, the smaller I paint. I also stop when the light is gone and complete these paintings from memory rather than try to paint in the dark. The different scale of the shapes appealed to me and the value pattern was all there, one of those turn my head and say "that's a painting" moments

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Saint Mary's College Museum of Art, By Invitation Only, Revealing the Landscape

Here is how my three paintings look in this exceptionally well installed exhibit which runs through September 21st.
I wish I had the guts to paint my walls like this.


Top: After the Fire 18 x 24 (far right) Collection the artist
Bottom: Rare Sight 14 x 21 Collection Sue Nestor
             Zuma Canyon 14 x 21 Collection the artist
 These were from a sneak peek during installation from before the opening.
I plan on going back to see it when it is not so crowded. It is an inspiring exhibit that shows a wide range of landscape subjects styles and concepts.