Sunday, February 28, 2010

Late Afternoon View -NFS

Another view for the miniature show from the path above O'neill park at the end of my street. This time it's of the mountains just as the sun is setting.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Clouds Over Trabuco-NFS

Here is a view of the Santa Ana Mountains just above Trabuco Creek at the end of my street. If you stroll out to the edge of the path you can see the whole canyon down below. It's a beautiful view, and February always has the most dramatic skies. I did this to submit to our Socalpapa Gallery Miniature Show which opens April 3.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Still Life with Nasturtiums and Tea Cup

More Nasturtiums, or I should say the same ones, almost at their end, with my favorite little tea cup. I hope with warmer weather I'll have some more blooms to paint.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Nasturtiums in a Shot Glass #2

I wanted to paint the Nasturtiums again, but change the mood as much as I could. So here they are again, with a couple of leaves, and a much lighter tone.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Nasturtiums in a Shot Glass

I finally have enough little nasturtium blossoms to paint a small still life of them. They live in a pot on my balcony and don't produce near as many flowers as they would if they were in the ground. I shall plant more this year to get some variety in their colors, and hopefully some more blossoms

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Early Afternoon Shadows

Here is another view of the garages at Crystal Cove that I painted for the special show next week. It's sort of similar to the previous one, but at a different time of day, much earlier in the afternoon.

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Bright November Day

Here is another painting of the Crystal Cove garages that I painted in the studio yesterday while the rain was pouring down outside. It may look familiar because I painted it using a small study that I did there in November and which I posted then here on the blog. This one is not quite finished, but I didn't want a day to go by without showing what I was up to.

This afternoon at 4pm is the Grand Opening of the New SOCALPAPA Art Gallery at the Fun Zone in Newport Beach, which we have in partnership with the Newport Nautical Museum. For those of you who bought raffle tickets, Thank You again so much for your support, and if you are lucky enough to win, I will probably be calling you this evening, and maybe even dropping off a prize. Who knows!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Winter Shadows

I have one word to leave here to describe the last 2 weeks: "Lumbago". A charming, antiquated word I came across while lying flat on my back for a week and reading a favorite Anthony Trollope novel. You know Trollope, a contemporary of Dickens, who wrote wonderful, chatty, wry novels though without Dickens' gloomy parables of social injustice. Anyway, I am back again, though chastened, in that I hesitate to make promises anymore. Suffice to say then that I'm back... for now.
Today's painting is one I painted at Crystal Cove yesterday in preparation for a quickly organized show by the Cove Alliance in order to commemorate for the last time the beautiful old garages there which are due for renovation in a couple of weeks. These are almost my favorite subject at Crystal Cove. The colors are rich and subtle, layered, and bleached yet vibrant too. And the poor ramshackle buildings, now collapsing on themselves are both a charm and a challenge. I will really miss painting them.

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