Monday, June 30, 2008

Chana Park 9x7

This park is across the street from the school where I work. I took some students over there this morning to do a little painting.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Arp Ranch Barn 12x9

This old barn is across the road from my mom's house. It's very old and falling down. I'd like to do some more paintings of it before it ceases to exist entirely.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

bluff nocturne 8x6

It's hot and smoky during the day but the nights are pleasant. There was even a little bit of a breeze this evening.

Friday, June 27, 2008

smoky bluff 12x9

I'm not sure when this smoke is going to clear up. Things have been burning for about a week now. Every day the sun is obscured by dense gray smoke. I figured I might as well get out and document it.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Clint #2 10x8

Another smoky day today. I went up to my classroom in Auburn and it was even worse. There were som great atmospheric effects caused by all the smoke but it was hust too uncomfortable to paint outside. There are over 800 fires burning in Northern California right now. Luckily, my son Clint was a willing model for me this evening.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

head study #9 10x8

It was hot and smoky again today so I hid in my garage and did another self portrait.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Hazel Avenue Bridge 8x6

It was another smoky day. I wanted to paint something that went with the haze.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

American River #6 8x6

There are some fires burning in the area which makes for some interesting atmospheric effects

Saturday, June 21, 2008

head study #8 10x8

It was another hot day, about 106. I waited 'til evening when my garage is nice and cool to do this self portrait on glue sized paper.

Friday, June 20, 2008

dirt road 6x8

It was about 104 today. Painting at night has a lot going for it compared to this heat.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

quarry tree 8x10

It's about little over a mile to hike in to the old Cool limestone quarry. It was pretty hot today but worth the long walk.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Folsom nocturne #2 6x8

I didn't have time to paint this morning and by the time I did the temperature was pushing 100, so I just waited until the sun went down.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Lake Natoma #10 8x6

I want to paint from this spot earlier in the day. I like this view and I'm looking forward to trying it under different conditions.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

water slide #2 10x8

Last weekend I donated the earlier water slide painting to the KVIE art auction. It's actually a fairly prestigious local juried show. The ladies who were checking the art in seemed to like the painting and they were very nice. I hope I get in. Of course the day after donating the painting I got an email from someone who wanted to buy it so I went ahead and did another. This one is a slightly different view and was painted earlier in the day.

Monday, June 09, 2008

silo #4 10x8

I've painted this silo before. It's a major feature when looking across the water from Miller Park. This one is a little larger than my previous paintings done of this landmark.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Bear River #3 8x6

This spot is up near Colfax on Milk Ranch road. I liked the sunlit rocks in front of the darkly shadowed hillside.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

two trees 8x6

This is out among the four wheel drive trails at Rattlesnake Bar.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Kyle 9x7

Kyle has been after me to paint a picture of him for a couple of months now. We were finally able to get our schedules to mesh. He like it. He said he was trying to look as if he were gazing toward the future when he will be a wealthy man.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Jake 9x7

Jake is good at every game, from ping pong to chess.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Upper Natoma 8x6

I stopped by the lake on my way home from school today. The weathers warming up again and there are only four days of class left.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

bluff end #3 8x6

I've painted this spot a couple of times before. It's about a five minute walk from my house. Next time I paint it I'm going to get out there in the morning.