Thursday, April 30, 2009

strawberry bowl 7x5

This one is a study for a larger painting. I'm posting a little late because I got a new computer for school and it took quite a while to transfer the files and applications from my home unit.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

No Hands Bridge #14 12x9

It was a fantastic day at the river. Just cool enough to keep the crowds at bay.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

bass 7x5

A student brought this in for me to paint today. People kept asking me if it was real for some reason. Every body seemed to be more comfortable when I told them it was fake. Strange.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Phantom Spires 8x6

My son and I went rock climbing at Sugarloaf just above Kyburz. It was a fantastic day. After our climb we headed up the hill to get burgers at the Strawberry Lodge. When we were coming home I saw this back lit view of the Phantom Spires and decided to snap a picture to aid my memory so I could paint it when I got home. There are a lot of great places to paint that also happen to be great places to climb. It's going to be hard to make up my mind this summer!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Dots #4 7x5

I've been doing these little studies for a larger Dots painting that I've been commissioned to do.

Friday, April 24, 2009

projector on 10x8

I like painting my classroom. It's an exercise in making order out of chaos. The banner in the corner says "playground".

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Duckbill #2 8x10

This interesting rock formation is on the Bear River just above Dog Bar Bridge. We used to go swiming here all the time when we were kids.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

dandelion #9 6x6

'The dandelions are blooming and its supposed to get up to 90 on Sacramento tomorrow. Spring is here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

morning 12x9

I pass this field on my way to work every day. I decided to get up early and paint it at first light.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Clementine Dam #3 10x8

I met my friend Frank Ordaz in Auburn and we went out to Clementine. The vantage point that I selected was a lot closer than what I usually choose. It was a pretty challenging view to paint from. I'm going to have to try it again some time.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

trout 7x5

This is the first time I've painted a fish (I did paint a can of sardines a couple of years ago but I'm not counting that). My mom gave me this trout a couple of days ago and it was great fun. I love the reflective quality of the scales. It was a real kick to paint. I'm going to have to talk my students who fish into bringing in part of their spoils for me to explore further.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

lembert Dome #3 14x11

This is the final result of those small lembert Dome studies I've been doing.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

barn #2 6x8

We went up to my mom's house near Weimar for brunch today. I took off for an hour or so to paint the old barn across the road. I believe it used to be a dairy barn when it was in use. It's deterioration is accelerating. I am going to try to document it as it falls into the ground.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

clouds 4.5x4

It's been raining for the last few days. It stopped today and we had these great clouds floating through.

Friday, April 10, 2009

lembert Dome #2 8x6

I know this seems like the same painting that I did yesterday but this one's a little bigger and It's on linen. I'm gearing up to do a larger piece and I'm trying to work out some color issues with these small ones.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

lembert Dome 7x5

Lembert Dome in Tuolumne Meadows. I did this one from a photo but I plan on getting down there this summer. I want the mountains.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Dots study 7x5

This is a study for a much larger commissioned piece that I will be working on. The client wanted me to change a couple of candy colors. They also wanted me to slightly alter the Dots logo so that their company logo was incorporated.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Rainbow Bridge #5 10x5

I'm preparing to do a larger painting of the Rainbow Bridge in the studio. These smaller sketches are in preparation for that. This one was done earlier in the day before the bridge was in the full sun. It was very nice out this morning. A few hours after painting this the clouds rolled in and it started to rain.

Monday, April 06, 2009

small tree study 3x2.75

This is a small classroom demo. I actually really like it for some reason.
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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Rainbow Bridge #4 12x9

This one was done a little closer to home. This bridge is about a mile from my house. Until recently, it was the main bridge over to Folsom.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Coon Creek 6x8

The Opening for the Winters Plein Air Festival was this evening. It was great fun. I met a lot of very nice people. Briggs and Co. puts on a fantastic event. I will definitely be doing it again next year.
Coon Creek is on the Seven Pools trail out at Hidden Falls Regional Park in Auburn

Friday, April 03, 2009

road 29 farm 10x8

I brought my paintings down to Briggs and Co. after school today. The opening for the Winters Plein Air Festival is tomorrow at 6:00. I saw a lot of great work being hung there. I'm really looking forward to seeing it all on the walls!