California mountains, gardens, ocean cliffs, seascapes, Goleta, Gaviota, Carpinteria, Ellwood, marsh, bluffs, cliff, Rincon, beach, Summerland, Del Playa, Devereux, Hendry's
Salt Marsh After Floods 2018
18" x 24" (WxH)
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)
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.
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)
Evening light on that crane against the hoses and shape of the ice house on the Santa Barbara harbor.
Prints only available. Price depends on size.
36" x 24" (WxH)
Wind Warning Carillo
Oil on linen mounted on wood. Huge waves crashed into the air and flopped over, then created waterfalls along the rock face.
14" x 9" (WxH)
Blue Sky Carpinteria Bluff
Oil on Artist Panel
20" x 16" (WxH)
24" x 12" (WxH)
Cliffs at sunrise.jpg copy
Hanging off a narrow path as big waves started breaking just below, the glow of those cliffs makes it worth getting out before dawn. It was thrilling. The painting won Honorable Mention from Juror Eric Merrell, California Art Club Signature Artist, at the SCAPE show to benefit the Wildling Museum in October, 2016. Being kept in the artist's collection until a bigger piece is made from it.