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I find everything about oil painting to be challenging and wildly enjoyable. The right combination of simple shapes, well balanced values, and rich exciting colors moves me to my core.
My work in pastel is very different but every bit as rich in texture and color. I have a sweet spot in my heart for pastel.
Oil on canvas
A quiet fall day on a beautiful Sonoma road.
This was the most amazing fall color in Sonoma I have ever seen.
Please visit my demo page to see how I developed this work.
This work was chosen for the 2013 Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival poster.
Oil on Canvas
I'm often moved by just color.
Pastel on paper
This is one of thehistoric houses in the town of Mendocino
A few years I was teaching in thecountry side in southern France.
In the winter the mustard bloomsbetween the dormant vines.
I am moved by the soft misty quality of pastels.
This was the perfect birthday morning.
Just as the sun hits the horizon everything turns golden.
Oil on board
Late light casting long evening shadows
Barns and old country buildings are beautiful and rustic, and mostly all gone from our California landscape. I try and capture them when I can.
Pierce Ranch is a historic dairy ranch and one of the most beautiful places on the Point Reyes National Seashore. I love to paint there.
Dickson Ranch is a six generation family owned ranch in Woodacre, California.
I have painted these buildings many times over the years.This piece is close to my heart for many reasons.If you are curious ask me sometime. I would be happy to share my experence.
All animals are completely dependent on we humans to take care of this planet. I wonder if they know how we're doing.
I enjoy the simple sweetness of these young creatures.This little guy was just basking in the late afternoon sun.
The name says it all.
Although shy at first, this little guy warmed up quickly. We ended up having a nice little chat.
My little girl. The look that melted hearts.
Such a dear sweet girl
I chased Panza around for an hour trying to get a photo.I think he was really fed up when I finally got this shot.The look that could kill.
The dog next door - or should I say mutt.
Capturing figures in gesture and how the figure is in space. The energy around and between people. It's about relationships in every form, how we connect.
oil on board
A lovely couple with great energy
It's easy to see what is happening here.
I snapped her photo without her noticing.I'm waiting for her to wander into my studio someday.
This work was named Fireworks at Odalisque.Unfortunately the restaurant closed down not long after it opened.The owner suggested I change the name.
I wanted to capture the sweetness between these two.My dear friends.
Love the lines and shapes of old vehicles.
These old trucks have such personality I just had to give them proper names.
This guy deserves a good retirement.
This is part of my 5" x 5" or 5" x 7" mini collection. Framed in a beautiful shadowbox wood frame. Start your collection.
The owner was an artist, can you tell?
Here is a 7" x 5" Pierce Ranch. I will paint that place at any size.
Oil on Board
Such devotion and good manners.