California mountains, gardens, ocean cliffs, seascapes, Goleta, Gaviota, Carpinteria, Ellwood, marsh, bluffs, cliff, Rincon, beach, Summerland, Del Playa, Devereux, Hendry's
9" x 12" (WxH)
Nature works wonders. How these evolved to make painting on a grey day interesting, to look so intriguing and right against the grey-greens and blues of ocean mist, I don't know.
10" x 8" (WxH)
Salt Marsh After Floods 2018
Toro Canyon Light
I went, warily, to see one of my favorite places, Toro Canyon, after the fire and floods. People had warned me it had burned and was inaccessible, but the road was cleared and open, and the park green and showing no signs of damage. Spring is a time for renewal.
12" x 24" (WxH)
Looking up the coast at twilight, the low sun and spring growth after rain created a harmony in greens and violet.
16" x 8" (WxH)
Incoming Storm Jalama
Bright light shone on that distinctive formation one windy day.
I painted with friends up at the top of Eilings Park, looking West toward the sunset.
16" x 12" (WxH)
Oil on linen covered birch panel. We arrived to wildly moving cloud and sun, as marine layers crept up canyons, and not far away, the water reflected bright sun breaking through the thick clouds.
14" x 9" (WxH)
Oil on linen covered wood panel.
Hunkering down in the shade next to the stairs that lead down to the beach, the beaches and Rincon in the distance took on beautiful shapes and colors as the sun lowered.
16" x 8" (WxH)
Prisoners Harbor Color II
Oil on deep cradled birch board. OOOweee! This was fun to paint. I enticed a couple of painting pals out to the island, and was not at all sure that they would enjoy the trip. They did! I was happy.