Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Ventura Dry Dock

I usually look for complimentary colors to stain the canvas. Here is was a burnt sienna which seems to work well with the overcast day. 12" x 12" oil

Olivas Adobe Rose Garden

Demonstration Painting  in oil  6" x 11".

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Something's Cookin'

I am dedicated to bringing something new to my paintings. Here is an example of how I am trying to tie plein air and imagination together in a pntg. Creativity is taking chances with your work.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Airport Hanger Sketch

Here's a sketch of a hanger at the Santa Paula Airport which was stopped when the owner decided to shutter the view. I must have had 35 minutes to work on it. I had the basics in place, so I only had to push some of the spots of color to make it work for me.  11x 14" oil on canvas board

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Circus Vargas Big Top


12 x 16 " Oil on canvas board done on an overcast day. There are allot of elements to control when there is so much information. I had to find a way to edit and eliminate some subjects.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Circus Vargas Flags

Painting on a cigar box. I was interested in the flags and tried to keep it loose so that your eye moves around the canvas. Went to the show that evening and enjoyed the performances!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wood T-Pee

16" x 20"oil on canvas ... The rains brought wood down the river and deposited it on the beaches. For a while there were dozens of these structures along the water's edge. Now only a couple remain.

Mission San Buenaventura

12x 12" oil demo from the May 19th class.... the light came out towards the end of the day and provided a chance to ad some stronger light to the subject.