Recent Paintings and Places


I’ve been working hard in the last month to practice, practice, practice!  These are new paintings created on location up and down the coast from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara. Things I’m working on lately: accurate values, interesting compositions, honest color, and painting as communication (what do I want to convey?).

{Shadow of the Rock at Inspiration Point I, 12×9, oil on linen, SOLD}



{Warm Grays at the Back Bay, 6×12, oil on linen, AVAILABLE}


{Last Light at Hendry’s Beach, 9×12, oil on linen, SOLD}

{Summerland Cliffs, 8×10, oil on linen, SOLD}



{Aliso Evening, 12×9, oil on linen, AVAILABLE}



{Back Bay Blues, 6×6, oil on linen, AVAILABLE}

Last Light in Laguna Canyon

I love painting in Laguna Beach. The canyons and hills are just as inspiring as the coast. This afternoon I was attracted to how rich the colors in the shadow were and how the last light illuminated just the crest of the hill and the distant mountain.

A photo of the same view clearly shows how a representational painting does more than just copy a scene. The artist translates the physical world through his or her own vision and communicates something (hopefully) truer, more focused, and more personal than a copyist.