Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Newport Beach Gallery-Fun Zone

Painted this 10x 12" oil along the Cali. coast. I love painting the heavy atmosphere at the ocean. It is thick and greys out the distance. This painting "Never Still" will be at the Southern Cali. Plein Air Painters Gallery by the Newport Nautical Museum March 5, 2011. The gallery is right by the Fun Zone in Newport where you catch the ferry to Balboa Island. I will be headed out there to help out in the show, and to paint in Newport, always fun.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

APAP Spring Show in Sedona

"Salt River Marsh" 12"x 16"
Just received the jury results for the APAP Spring Show in Sedona this April- the top one- Salt River Marsh is a plein air piece and the one below was done in the studio from a plein air piece.
The Old Ones" 24" x 18"

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Painting in La Jolla, Ca

While in San Diego this weekend to watch Katie and the ASU Womens Ultimate Frisbee Team beat UCSD - I had about 2 hours of free time and finished up this little 6"x6" oil. I definitely needs some touch up but I like its rough finish. This was the day, warm sunshine, cool breezes, flowers everywhere, blue sky, could not be better. I really think painting in Ca. is the best in the winter and early spring before all the crowds. Wish I had longer to paint but I always wish that! Yes, this is the little paint box that Jerry Pond makes. Lightweight enough that I can carry it around all day and my shoulders don't hurt. That's important to me!