Thursday, November 10, 2011

Kinetic Race Vehicle

Every October Ventura holds a fundraiser by hosting a Kenetic Race. Here is one of the contraptions sitting on the lawn at the harbor. 8x 10" oil

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dacy Fazio Carriage House


Dacy Fazio House 557 E. Thompson Boulevard
Orville A. Wadleigh, an early Ventura County rancher and City Trustee in 1918-1919,
had this house built for his daughter Dacy Fazio in 1910. Dacy was married to Ben
Fazio, owner and operator of the Fazio-Newby grocery store on Main Street. The
house is a typical Craftsman Bungalow, but the property includes a carriage
house/barn, which is significant as the only remaining example of a carriage house in
the old downtown. The style and construction of the structure indicate that it may be
older than the house itself. This is an 8" x 10" oil painting. I have altered the painting since this phase and will post it soon.

Dudley House Museum


Built in 1892 by B.W. Dudley, the Dudley House depicts a Ventura County farmhouse and the lives of the Dudley family from 1892 to 1930. One of the few authentically restored Victorian houses in Ventura County open to the public. This is a 9" x 12" oil painting on canvas board.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Drydocks In October

Sundays are perfect to paint at the docks at the harbor. Most of the workers are gone so, I am able to set up with some better angles on the boats. Here is a 12 x 16 oil on a sunny afternoon.

Santa Clara Valley Bank

This was painted on a cloudy day and the sun kept going in and out from the clouds. It is an 8x10" oil on canvas board. I painted it from under the clock tower entrance.

First Sunday, Santa Paula Airport

First Sundays at the Santa Paula airport is an opportunity to view all the hangers which are open to the public. It's a good time to stroll and see up close small planes taking off and landing. This is a 8x10" sketch on a overcast day.

Old Kitchen Shop

This is the front entrance to an antique stove shop in Ventura. This old stove has a potted plant sitting where the gas burners should be. There is old red stove/oven in the window. It was an overcast day when I painted this 8x10" oil.

Ventura Barber Shop

This is an old Barber Shop on Thompson in Ventura. It is painted with red stripes that have faded. There are two sets of stairs leading to the front deck.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Wavefront Surf Shop

Here's a classic surf shop on Thompson. This is an 8"x 10 oil painting. This is my favorite surfshop to paint because it is an old building with an old van parked out back. The staff is friendly and is a stones throw from my digs. Mahalo

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pierpont Restaraunt

I painted this Mexican restaraunt early in the morning. It is in Pierpont, Ventura, California. Wish I would have moved the palm tree over a little bit. Met some cool locals while painting it.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Santa Paula Airplane

This airport is owned by the pilots in Santa Paula, California. Steve McQueen and other actors used this airport for their enjoyment. 8x10"

Pierpont House

This Spanish style beach house is located near the beach in Pierpont. 8x10" oil This is better looking in real life. The house is bright and has allot of character. Better luck next time.....:}

Ortega Room

Here is the painting below with adjustments in the lighting and design.

Here is an old sewing machine I like to paint in the Ortega Adobe. This version is 11" x 14".

Orange Hull

I like to paint at the harbor where the boats are being worked on. 9x12" oil

Old Truck

Ventura is teaming with old trucks and cars. Here's one of my favorites.

Tire Man

This is a Spanish Style commercial space for lease on Thompson in Ventura. It has since been turned back into a tire store. At night there is a great food truck that offers all kinds of mexican style food. Check it out.

Craftsman Home

This is a home on Santa Clara Street in Ventura.

Country House

This is another house in a row of older homes on Thompson in Ventura. 8x10"

Old Brick House

Here's an old brick house on Thompson across from the park in Ventura.8x10"

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Ocean View

This is the view from Mission Plaza between Clocktower Inn  and the Candlelight (Tavern. It is 11x14".

Figeroia Overpass

This overpass has a set of murals under it. This is a morning view on a 8x10" panel.

Ventura Farmers Market

Saturday Farmers Market with oils on an 8x10" canvas board
This painting is hanging in the Santa Paula Art Museum from November 2013 until February 2014 as part of the Agriculture Show.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Clocktower Inn

The Clocktower Inn is just off the Mission Plaza in Ventura. 9x12"

San Buenaventura City Hall


This is a view of city hall with the statue of Father Sera on the left.

The second image is a recent version of the city hall. I added some details and simplified the background. There is more atmospheric perspective.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Chicago Ribs Restaurant

The above image is a modified version of the painting. The main changes were done in the foreground. I also did some landscaping with my brush.

This is a beautiful art deco building on Main street in Ventura. I have no idea how good the ribs are.This was painted in the morning. It is another 8"x10" and took less than an hour to paint.

Candlelight Restaurant

This is a restaurant just off the Mission Plaza in Ventura. I worked on this painting for a very long time because the initial design was flawed. 11x14"

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bus Garage Office

This is another painting from the same location as the bus lift. I just turned the easel and did another quick sketch. 8x10"

Bus Garage

This is a garage in Ventura that works on the school buses. It is 8x10" and painted in the morning.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blue Xz476

I know very little about airplane specifics, but like to paint them whenever I can.8x10"

Work in Progress

In the Ventura boatyard there are a few ships which take a long time to complete. This is one of them. It is usually an issue of time or money. 9x12"

Monday, April 25, 2011

Mission Bell Tower

This is the San Buenaventura mission bell tower. 9"x 11" oil on canvas board.

Brick House

This old brick house is located on Thompson Ave. in Ventura. It faces north, so it is difficult to create a well composed lighting scheme. 8x10"

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Farm Workers

Our studio is near farm fields and the harbor. I view the workers and remember striking images and make notes. Here are workers with lunches in hand. They are in a strawberry field that has been covered with plastic, ready for planting.

Emma Wood Beach

This is also an 8"x10" study of a view from the beach north of Emma Wood State Beach. The trees line the on ramp to the 101 freeway. Karen can be seen strolling above the high tide line.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Circus Tent

The Clown circus came to Ventura. Here is a study of them setting it up. The lower tarps have not been hung on the sides at this point. It was a cool morning and this is a view from the Fair Grounds Parking Lot looking towards the mountains.

Santa Paula Helecopter

One may ask; how did he paint this helecopter flying? Did he use a photograph. No, I used my imagination. Your brain is the most powerful computer in the universe. This helecopter was sitting on the other side of the runway, covered with a tarp. I created an image I wanted to view.
Take a chance with your subjects. Don't be a slave to what is in front of you!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Train Trestle


This trestle has allot of graffiti on it. It will be painted over soon, so I painted it from the pedestrian bridge over the 101 freeway.8x10"

Filmore Caboose

This is an 8x10 inch quick sketch at the train station.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mayan Temple

I titled this the Mayan Temple because it has some details on the exterior walls that have the Mayan influence. I does serve as a spiritual center. This is looking east on Santa Clara Street in Ventura.