Monday, February 26, 2007

The force that through...

The Green Fuse, 24 x 36 inches.

Here is another abstract along the same lines as the triptych I posted here a few day ago.

I read some Dylan Thomas last weekend, and so was thinking of his poem as I worked on this painting.

The colors here are more accurate, because I took this photo outdoors.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Evening Harmony, 11x14 inches, pastel.

Ocean or mountain or mesa? I am not sure, but I liked the gentle contrast of deep blue with soft yellow.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Riff, 2 x 9 feet, pastel, not yet finished.

Here is an experiment in abstract pastel. The colors are very untrue to the painting...

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Half Dome from Olmstead Point

Half Done from Olmstead Point, pastel, available.

I started this painting on a trip to yosemite with my painting friend, Cynthia, in the winter, but were were snowed out before I could finish it. I just sorted out the photos from that trip and finished the painting. I like the silvery light that heralds impending snow that was somehow preserved in the painting.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Portrait of Wouter

Portrait of Wouter, pastel, nfs.

I did this portrait in too little time for a true likeness.This is a 25 minute study that reminds of the importance of attention to drawing and proportion. If I had drawn first, I would have a painting with a better resemblence to the subject.

New Studio!

Photo of my new studio!

I just rented a small studio near my home where I can do larger works and hold classes. I have found that I really enjoy working there after only one week of residency.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Purissima Colors, 11x14 inches, pastel, available.
Here is a painting that I completed this morning while painting with POPs in Half Moon Bay.
I love the color harmony between the willows, the base of the tree and the blue road.

Farm House Sketch, 11x14 inches, pastel, available.
I joined the Peninsula Outdoor Painters for some plein air paintings today. Here is a very rapid color study I did of the farm house on Purissima Canyon Road in Half Moon Bay.

Monday, February 05, 2007

2007 Self Portrait, 11x14 inches, pastel, nfs.
I try to do at least one self-portrait per year. This portrait it the first painting I have done in my new Studio! I am renting a small space to do work in!
As you can see from the portrait, there is a need for better lighting in the studio--it is on the way.