Collage of Landscape and People

Collage of Landscape and People

Friends Chatting, Palm Springs There are times when I want to do a large painting, but bringing the canvas to any location to paint is not in the cards. This canvas I wanted to do was 4’ x 5’ (1.22m x 1.54m). I also have been scouting around the area and various ideas...
Putting on the finishing touches

Putting on the finishing touches

Working on this painting made me remember how much I enjoy creating groups of people, just going about their business. Since everything is made up of moments I’ve experienced but not an actual place, I don’t feel the need for precise realism but something...
Painting in the Desert

Painting in the Desert

One of the great joys in living in the Coachella Valley is the scope and scale of the desert flora against a background of the surrounding mountains. Through oil and watercolor, I hope to give a hint of the air and the light, the changeable nature of the weather and...
Painting by the Roadside

Painting by the Roadside

I enjoy traveling the byways in Napa eyeing potential motifs. While I’ve often focused on vineyards, I recently stumbled on a heavily wooded area that had been burned in one of the many fires we had here last summer. I was drawn to how nature was regenerating...
Life’s bounty along Zinfandel Lane

Life’s bounty along Zinfandel Lane

Vineyards abound throughout the Napa Valley. What intrigued me about this particular spot were the wildflowers. Their delicate white and orange blossoms were a nice complement to the rows of lush green vines, not yet sagging under the weight of grapes. The small...