Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Delta at Twilight

Mount Hamilton at Twilight, 24 x 36 inches, pastel.

I went painting in the Delta a few weeks ago with Kim Fancher Lordier.
This is a painting done from some of the photos taken as the sun was going down. The painting is done in a near-pointillist style, with speckles of color scattered over an underpainting--the result is rich and interesting to look at.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Janon's Garden

Janon's Garden, 10 x 10 inches, oil.

A painting friend of mine had a party the other weekend that included a painting session on her beautiful farm. I had a lovely time in the sweet fall weather. I am continuing to paint in oils--and find that I have learned much from my pastel work that applies to mixing clean color in oil.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Delta Impression

Delta Impression, 16 x 20 inches, oil.

I am channeling my inner impressionist, and trying to create the kind of sparkle one sees in a Monet painting--not likely, but a fun endeavor. I don't think this painting is finished yet, but I do like it, so could not resist posting it.

Thursday, October 09, 2008


Two Improvisations, 10 x 10 inches (x2), oil.

I made these two up in my studio this afternoon--quite fun. They are done with a soft fan brush.