Tuesday, July 28, 2009

near Euchre Bar 8x10

When I was painting this I heard a large body crashing through the gully to my right. At first I didn't see anything but the noise persisted and as I looked again I saw a large bear come lumbering out into the gully bottom. It looked pretty big to me and I was glad that for once I was painting near my car. I figured I would have enough time to load my gear and make my escape should I hear it approaching up the hill. I ended up not hearing or seeing it again.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Giant Gap 12x9

I painted this looking downstream from near the Euchre Bar trail head on the north fork,

Friday, July 24, 2009

digger pine #2 8x10

This is a view off the bluff right near my house.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Stafford Lake 12x9

This is the last of the paintings from Petaluma. I just finished it up this afternoon.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More Workshop Paintings...

The top one is 8x10 and the one below is 6x8.

Monday, July 20, 2009

petaluma farm 8x10

This farm is on Spring Hill Road in Petaluma, a fantastic place to paint.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

foggy eucalyptus 9x14

I'm finally getting around to posting the rest of the paintings from the Petaluma workshop. I got up early in the morning to do this one.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Petaluma Workshop

I've been out of ton for the last week at a painting workshop in Petaluma led by Paul Kratter. I had a great time and took in a ton of useful information. Paul is a very talented painter and teacher. He's also a very nice guy. The other people who participated in the workshop were also very personable. I think our group had some great chemistry. I'm going to miss painting with them every day!
Thses are a fer of the paintings That I did out there. I'l post some more tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Big Sur 12x9

I started this one on the drive home. I didn't have time to finish it on site though. I just finished it up in my studio.
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Monday, July 06, 2009

Point Lobos 6x8

We stopped by Point Lobos preserve on our way home. It's a pretty small preserve but well worth the visit.
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Saturday, July 04, 2009

south cottage 8x10

Here's another one from Crystal Cove looking south. I painted this one a little latter in the day.
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Friday, July 03, 2009

north cottages 10x8

We took a trip down to Southern California to visit family over the holiday weekend. I managed to get down to Crystal Cove to do some painting. This is just a charming place to paint. I always wish I had more tine there.
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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Malakoff Diggins 10x8

I finally got a chance to get up to Malakoff Diggins. This place was suggested to me by a blog follower from Germany who had spent some time in Sacramento and the surrounding foothills. I have to say it was a great suggestion and I'm looking forward to making the trip again. Thanks Reinhard!

Malakoff Diggins was central to the first environmental legal action in the country. You can read more about it