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.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

May 19th, 2018 Workshop... Mission Park, Ventura

Plein air workshop this May 19th is at the Mission Park, Ventura ....Demo starts at 8:59 am and you can also bring your supplies and paint with us. See Class Detail post below....

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

View Of City Hall, San Buena Ventura

View Of City Hall, Ventura  12 x 16" oil  is a quick painting I did this tuesday from the back of the city hall parking lot. The wind threatened to make havoc of the outing, so I finished it in quick order.

Marina Park

Marina Park is 12 x 16" oil painting in overcast conditions. The sun did peak through the clouds and make for a pleasant day. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Eucalyptus Tree, Olivas Adobe

This 16" x 20" oil painting was done with the light changing with fog and clouds covering the sun. It was a demonstration on the first day of the plein air workshop. 
It seems like I used the steelyard composition as demonstrated in the Edgar Payne page below.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Cinco De Mayo at the Olivas Adobe

Here is a painting of where we will be painting this Saturday morning. This is a view from outside the walls of the Olivas Adobe in Ventura. The walls and bell tower have been restored to original state, not like the version painted here. I hope to see you at the demonstration.