Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dock Study

8x10 o/c

WAV Bldg View

8 x 10 o/c This is a painting of the back of the Working Artists Ventura building from Santa Clara Street. It was painted on a overcast day.

Studio K view

8x10 o/c Here's the view looking out from my studio on Arundell Circle in Ventura. The vw van is the best painting investment I have made because it enables me to travel and paint on location. The kiln is in front of the small door, while the large door is up showing the van.

Ave Truck

8x10 o/c

Rail View

This is a view looking west of a railroad track bridge over the 101 freeway. Notice the Crown Plaza Hotel in the background and bougenvilla on the fences. 8 x 10 oil/canvas

Antique Stove Shop

This is a wonderful stove shop in Ventura that has an old stove out front. I made a simple 8 x 10 oil painting of the front entrance. I would love to paint inside sometime.

Stern's Warf

Just 30 minutes north of Ventura, California is a little town of Santa Barbara where this close up of Stern's warf was painted.
8 x10 o/c

S B Harbor

This is a quick little painting of some buildings next to the Santa Barbara Harbor.
8 x 8 o/c

Orchid Study

This is a very small oil sketch done quickly from the front yard. Signed bottom left.
8 x 8 o/c

Old Stamp Store

Front Street in Ventura has a few old homes and businesses. This is one I was told used to be an old stamp store. The gardens are well tended and it is close to the beach.
8 x 10 o/c

Ave Corner

Ventura Avenue is on the west side of town. The street is old and it runs toward Ojai, California. This quick study looks toward the hills.
9 x 11 o/c

Kalarama St.


8x10 o/c

Hoosier's Carwash

This is a very quick sketch of the car wash behind the WAV in Ventura. I don't like the building and I see now it shows in the execution of the painting. 
8x10 o/c

Tool Yard

This is near the harbor an is an attempt to paint a tool yard under a old tree. The equiptment is fighting with the tree for focus. I don't care for this painting, but sometimes we need to try subjects that present a challenge.
8x10 o/c

Crowne, Ventura

This is a very simple painting. I painted it in a strong wind and put down the brushwork quickly. I noticed a fire near here and found out later it was started in the river by some homeless people.
8x8 o/c

Ventura Bungalows

This is another 15 minute painting with leftover paints from a work I did a few minutes earlier.
8x10 o/c

Ave Taco

With the hillside as a dark background, one of the many Mexican food places on Ventura Avenue.
8x10 o/c

Ave Salon

Looking east on the Avenue on an overcast day.
8x10 o/c

Ave Library

It's hard to make an old brick building fit into a landscape. I worked hard to frame it and keep it looking like it wasn't going to fall over. 
8x10 o/c

Ave. Carwash, San Buenaventura

Tin roofed car-wash on Ventura Ave in west Ventura. 8x10" This is in front of Green Art People on the Avenue in Ventura. 8x10"

Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Santa Paula Hillside

This is a 12x16 painting at the airport in Santa Paula. One of my favorite places to paint. I keep waiting to trade for a ride to Santa Cruz island and back!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Garden Street Gate

The Ventura Fairgrounds is next to the railroad track and a block from the beach.

Ventura Drydock Study

Sundays are usually the best time to paint the drydocks because you can move around the area freely without getting in the way of the workers.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tented For Termites

It was tented on the dry-dock at the harbor. This is an 8x10" sketch. I kept the background flat and grey to help the impact of the fishing boat.

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Frame Surf Shop

This is a late afternoon painting of the A Frame surf shop in Carpenteria. I wonder, is that still in the Ventura County. Oh well, it was like painting the circus because of all the colors and shapes 12x16" oil

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Then And Now

This is the second painting in the Santa Paula Art Museum show entitled Then And Now.
This image is a little washed out, but gives you a feel for the location. 12" x 16" Oil 1600

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Leo Carrillo State Park

This is a 24 x 30" painting done from a plein air sketch. Looking toward the ocean from my campsite. Summer.

Then And Now

This is a 12 x 16 oil looking east in Santa Paula. I forced the perspective by adjusting the mountains and trees. I am happy with the outcome. Now I intend to paint a 24 x30" from this sketch.