San Francisco-The Presidio

Spring break (still) day 4.  The trees along the coast of Northern California are incredible.  I’ve always loved the shapes Monterey Cypress trees twist themselves into to reach out through the fog for every bit of sunlight they can get.  I hope to take many more photographs next time we are in CA.  Better yet, paintContinue reading “San Francisco-The Presidio”

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Spring Break-Ukiah/Redwood Valley

8X8 oil on canvas Remember that I’m painting about my spring break?  This is stop #2.  After Spending a couple of days in Tahoe at Squaw Valley we went on to Ukiah to visit my family.  I was born and raised in Ukiah (Northern California) and my parents and youngest sister still live there.  UkiahContinue reading “Spring Break-Ukiah/Redwood Valley”

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”

Plein Air Tree

9X12 oil on canvas I painted this plein air style tree shortly after I took the plein air class in the fall.  The leaves on the trees were a little yellower and were starting to fall.  I painted this one in a fast loose style with greens and blues that I love.  I like theContinue reading “Plein Air Tree”

Ruby

Here we have darling Ruby.  Adorable, sweet, charming, huggy, spunky, quick, funny, smart Ruby.  She’s my cousin Heidi’s little girl, Atti’s little sister.  I painted this portrait from a photo my cousin sent me that was taken at a professional modeling shoot.  They had lights on her and fans and her hair was blowing inContinue reading “Ruby”

Plein Air

oil on canvas 11X14 In the fall of 2015 just as the leaves were starting to change color I took a Plein Air painting class with a local Plein Air group taught by Geoff Krueger.  Geoff is a fantastic landscape artist and paints the most wonderful trees, riverscapes, foothills, oceanscapes, etc.  This class was heldContinue reading “Plein Air”

Jill’s Clouds Over Foothills

30X24″ oil on canvas Last fall I painted several Boise landscapes.  These are the hills right by my house.  Boise is known for sudden thunderstorms that come out of nowhere, release all their fury, and move on leaving beautiful clear bright blue skies.  This painting is how I see the sky and hills after aContinue reading “Jill’s Clouds Over Foothills”

Sweet Sixteen

18X24 oil on canvas A very happy birthday to this really incredible girl!  Miss Danielle, the Millwards love you so much. This painting is of my dear running partners daughter.  She looks just like her mom.  Running partners are something special, really good matches don’t come along very often and once you find one it’s likeContinue reading “Sweet Sixteen”