Contrasts

Contrasts

While traveling through the farmland of eastern Solano County in California, I was taken by the site of an old, derelict barn next to a field of towering wind turbines. The contrast of the old and the new motivated me to get out my oils and record the scene. As is...
Hanging out in the park on a sunny summer day

Hanging out in the park on a sunny summer day

I love painting outdoors in front of the motif. I am especially drawn to places where people gather. It’s delightful there is a Washington Square Park in San Francisco. I am sure if I googled it there would be others found elsewhere in the country. But the one...
Painting a Barn in a Vineyard

Painting a Barn in a Vineyard

The simplicity of a field, cloudy skies, vineyards, the farm houses and steep hills in the distance- these locales enchant me and bring me great joy and satisfaction. My agitated manner of painting works as a foil to the calm scene, creating a tension in spite of...
Pondering a Patio

Pondering a Patio

Musings on a patio on California’s Central Coast. Paintings in the above montage include Flowers on a Patio, The Patio, Table on the Patio, On the Patio,
Looking Over Monterey Bay at Natural Bridges

Looking Over Monterey Bay at Natural Bridges

I was in the lovely seaside town of Santa Cruz a few weeks back. This natural formation really caught my attention and I decided to record it in paint. It takes me back to a more peaceful time before the recently damage and flooding, and I hope the town quickly...