Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Plans for La Cresta Event 10/4/09

This weekend, I have been invited to show my work at the La Cresta event: "Taste of La Cresta" All proceeds from this event will benefit the development of the Recreational Trails in La Cresta. For more information, go to I will be bringing 10-15 pieces, including my most recent work, this 10"h by 8" w plein air painting done from the Hedionda Lagoon, here in Carlsbad. I'm looking forward to spending the afternoon in the beautiful hills of LaCresta!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Northern Coastal View

This past week, I've been working on (among other things) this 11" by 14" studio piece, "Northern Coastal View". I began with a "transparent wash" of color, diluted with varying amounts of turpenoid to arrive at the correct "values". When I was satisfied with the placement and values, I applied pretty generous amounts of oil paint with more confidence. This is a cool trick I picked up from Robert Watts, and I intend to use it and explore it for everything it's worth!
12/09 This piece won Third Place at the San Clemente Fall Judged Exhibit!