Saturday, June 28, 2014

49 Studebaker Commander

This is a quick sketch of a Meghann and Fredric Nelsons car in front of their business called Artwistic. They do custom graphics.  It is a 12 x 12" oil on canvas panel.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hawaiian Clubhouse

This is the meeting place for the Hawaiian Beach Club in San Onfre. The wind indicator is a longboard with an American flag. Wetsuits, boards, picnic baskets and warm water make it a fun location to hang out, meet the locals and paint. 12 x 12"

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Old Fashioned Lifeguard Tower

I have painted this particular tower several times. It sits next to some railroad tracks, a pier, and is constructed differently than most. The color scheme has earthtones and I can paint it from a grassy area looking down on it. 12 x 12"

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


This is a quick sketch of a clump of kelp for a head of the wetsuit. 12 x 12"

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Remembering A Friend

I have been fortunate to have crossed paths with some creative and wonderful friends. Last week I lost two, Dave Jonas and Stew Birbrower. I spent a week painting in their honor and this piece was intended to create a feeling of loss by having a single figure on her knees watching the ocean. Flowers in the foreground celebrate their lives. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Circus Vargas From Grant Park

This is one of my favorite paintings of late because the angle and changes I made to make it the painting I prefer to see. 8 x10" oil on Canvas board

Circus Vargas Ticket Office

This is another 8 x10" oil sketch of the Vargas Ticket Office. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Circus Nick

Circus Nick is from Hawthorne and was on hand to greet me as I painted the entrance of the 2014 Circus Vargas...8x10" oil on canvas. It is a challenge to get atmospheric perspective into a bright circus painting. Everything wants to come forward.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Circus Vargas Is In Town

Another overcast June morning and the circus is in town. Both of these are 8 x10" oil on canvas board. It is always fun to meet the performers and capture the bright colors and way the tent sits in the Ventura landscape.