Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Novarro Beach 8x6

These cliffs are just north of the Novarro River.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Irish Beach #2 10x8

Looking north from Irish Beach.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

wave study 6x8

This is the view when looking straight out to sea from Irish Beach. I came pretty close to doing what I set out to do with this simple little painting. My wife likes it too so I'm going to keep it.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Point Arena 6x8

There's a lighthouse out here but it's all covered with tyvek and surrounded by scaffolding because it's being repaired at the moment so I decided to paint this rocky point just to the south instead.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Irish Beach 6x8

My mom and Richard rented a house at Irish Beach near Mendocino and invited us all up for the weekend. It was foggy most of the time but I caught a thin slice of sun the first evening. This was my mom's favorite painting that I did during the trip so she gets it. Thanks for the great weekend!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

peeled clementine #5 7x5

Merry Christmas everyone!
I'm going out of town for a few days. I won't have internet access but I will still be painting every day. I will catch up with posting when I return. Thanks for looking at my blog!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

lemon #4 7x5

It's Christmas Eve. Here's a little lemon.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

white house #2 6x8

This house is next door to my sister's place. There was a little time between storms so I painted it.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Alex 10x8

Alex didn't go to San Francisco and he just has this old hat. It suits him though.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Kevin's new hat 10x8

We took a bunch of students on a field trip to San Francisco the other day. Kevin bought a new hat in China Town.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Cliff House 8x10

This is the Cliff House restaurant in San Francisco painted from Sutro Baths.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

robot #1 5x7

I have a number of old overhead and opaque projectors in my classroom. Only one or two are ever in working order at a given time. I tell myself that I keep them around for spare parts. I think I really just like the way they look. After getting several comments regarding this painting I decided to change it's name. I realized that this anthropomorphic quality is what appeals to me.

Monday, December 15, 2008

pipe wrench #2 7x5

Tools like this pipe wrench are a fun to do for a change. The drawing is more demanding than when painting organic things like fruit or flowers. It can also be a challenge to capture a sense of the mass of the object.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

$1.00 Art Auction!

I've put these seven paintings on eBay with a starting bid of just one dollar. The proceeds will benefit the Chana High School Art Department. Please click on the image to get to my eBay page. Merry Christmas!

mirror ball #3 7x5


Saturday, December 13, 2008

belt 4x8

This is my karate belt. I met Duane Keiser at a practice in 2006 and his example is what got me painting again after a long lay off.

Friday, December 12, 2008

tea bag #2 5x7

Green tea. I drink a cup of it on my way to work when it gets colder out.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

coreopsis #2 7x5

I found some of these blooming on campus today. They were a nice splash of color in our otherwise achromatic garden.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

orange section 5x5

I like the light shinning through this little guy.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

peeled clementine #4 5x7

I thought I'd try this again with a dark background.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Friday, December 05, 2008

persimmon #7 5x7

These are fun to paint and only available for a short time. My wife put a couple of them in some curry the other night.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

red pear #4 7x5

After they're done modeling for me, these things go great in salads.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

lemon #3 5x7

It's a lot of fun painting these deceptively simple still life objects.

Monday, December 01, 2008

dandelion #8 7x5

This afternoon there was one lone dandelion in the small lawn next to the parking lot at school. I didn't have a small enough bottle in my classroom so I had to transport it home for tonight's painting.