Self Portrait

My one and only watercolor.  I bought a set when I moved from California to Idaho to try to cheer myself up and painted one picture of my old house on my head, with my 2 little bird boys standing on top.  I’m not sure why I didn’t do more watercolors and I lost my set.Continue reading “Self Portrait”

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Sketch for new painting-Cypress Trees

New sketch, excited to see where this painting goes. Why the red X?  Because after sketching I  decided to take out the Mercedes SUV.  Nothing against that car, it’s just crowding the bottom of the picture and doesn’t “let you into the painting.”  OR, maybe I’ll paint this picture with the front car and put a bigContinue reading “Sketch for new painting-Cypress Trees”

Spring Break-Day 4

Any guesses where we went next?  I have a few more Spring Break day trips to paint and blog about.  After hanging around Ukiah for a couple of days we decided to take a day trip to San Francisco.  SF is 100 miles south of Ukiah straight down 101.  Growing up I made that trip many times withContinue reading “Spring Break-Day 4”

Spring Break-Grandma’s House

18X24 oil on canvas To Grandmothers house we go.  I have my posts out of order.  We went to my parents place before my sisters, we stayed in Ukiah at my parents house for 5 days and took day trips from there.  Just like my sister who lives in a vineyard, my parents live inContinue reading “Spring Break-Grandma’s House”

Mendocino Headlands

30X40″ oil on canvas Yesterday I started this Mendocino California beach landscape.  I sketched out the initial scene quickly and will wait for it to dry to work on values and create more depth.  There are 2 parts of this painting that I love and won’t change. The sky and that one tree sticking upContinue reading “Mendocino Headlands”