Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Burst of Afternoon Sun at Rocky Point

Rocky Point is right outside a fine restaurant I told you about the other day. Almost sat on their porch to paint this. The California Coast is a beautiful part of the world. There were seals down there barking and playing .... and gulls of course. I can still hear them and the waves crashing against the rocks.

Oil on 11x14 panel  $90

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Breakfast for One

Almost every day I have organic eggs for breakfast. On the other days I have a bowl of oats and blueberries. I love both days. There was always this thing about painting egg shells ... so I did it. I will try again later but this is it for now.

oil on canvas  5x5    $ 50

Monday, December 29, 2014

By the River

There are not many rivers around here so we make do with what we've got. I thot this was interesting. Done in the studio, of course and we dream of water here on the desert.

oil on canvas  6x8

Sunday, December 28, 2014


It must be pear season this time of year .... at least it's pear season somewhere because they keep showing up in the stores.... all kinds of them... Bosc, Asian, Bartlets, Chrimson, Royal Riviera. So I painted some Bartlets this time. Good pear.

oil on canvas  6x8

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Morning Shadows

While we were at Cave Rock we painted all day... got there in the morning and painted then painted again after our lunch break. Ate at a restaurant that actually served grass fed organic beef... yummy. Here's the Morning Shadows.........

oil on canvas 6x8

Friday, December 26, 2014

Crashing Waves

Still at the beach... at least in my mind... and still going thru all those pictures I took down there. Pictures are great... paintings are greater no matter what they look like  :-)
Here I am watching the waves crash on the rocks on a cloudy, overcast day ...... it was still lovely.

oil on canvas  6x8

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Coast near Big Sur

 More from the Monterey-Carmel-Rocky Point-Big Sur painting trip. The paintings always bring back good memories of the trip. I love the coast with it's special sounds and smells. It will probably be quite some time before I get back over there... if ever. We just never know. I took lots of fotos. Bill Davidson does the same.

oil on canvas  6x8

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

3 Pears

I had to paint these pears before I ate them. They made good props and good eating. Waiting is a box of organic pears sent from Harry & David's ... can't wait to dig into those. Maybe I'll paint one while it's still green.

Oil on canvas 6x8

Monday, December 15, 2014

Knife Painting At the Base of the Mountain

The painting goes on ... the posts to the Paint Spot are not ... not because I wanted to miss them but because I have not taken the time .
At the base of the High Sierras in Gardnerville. We went there on day on a Pleine Air painting trip.

Probably an 8x8 on canvas.... a knife painting

Herb and Tomato Garden

So this winter I am trying out growing herbs and tomatoes in my kitchen on the counter ..... we'll see if it works or not