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Spring Radiance

  Spring Radiance 12 x 12 watercolor on paper  Newest painting of the bright colors of a sunny Southern California spring day.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Paintings from the Kern County Plein Air Festival last week

Here are my paintings from this great event, I'd never spent time in Kern County before and found amazing scenery, wonderful hosts and a well attended event.

Kern River Afternoon 10 x 16

Tejon Ranch Canyon Entrance 14 x 18

Blueberry Valley 14 x 11

Round Mountain Road 12 x 12

Hill at Wind Wolves 11 x 14 sold

Sunday Geraniums 9 x 12 (quick draw) sold

Sunday, April 12, 2015

April Travels to Monterey and Kern County. April Exhibits in L A and Pleasanton

I am looking forward to painting some new subjects and spending time with fellow painters at the Monterey Plein Air Convention and Expo,  April 13th to 17th and the Kern Count Plein Air  Painting  Festival, April 21st to 26th.
 I am honored to be the first speaker on the Watermedia faculty to demonstrate at the PACE

In Los Angeles, The California Art Club 104th Gold Medal Exhibition runs until April 19th at the USC Fisher Museum of Art and I have two paintings on exhibit. In Pleasanton, my After the Fire Series exhibit has been extended to April 30th

Here is the inoformation about the two events.

A link to an ad for the Kern County Event :


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Poppy Slope 13 x 16 (Poppies on Mount Diablo)

Poppy Slope 13 x 16. Painted  plein air this spring on Mount Diablo. The poppies usually fight  for space with the grass. This year, the grass burned out early and the poppies were on a matrix of golds and pink instead of green. I enjoyed the softer colors around them.