Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Bells

I painted this recently at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano.  The courtyard, visible thru the archway, also contains the entrance to the Sacristy.  This was an especially busy day for the mission as it was Easter vacation for many children and they and their families came to see the mission.  It's always interesting with kids when they see someone painting.  You can barely have two marks on the canvas when they will say "that's beautiful!".  Hopefully some of the adults out there will think so, too!

Original Oil
Size:  12 x 16

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring at Heisler Park

Original Oil
Size:  11 x 14

While walking on the upper pathway at Heisler Park in Laguna Beach, CA I spotted the pink wildflowers bravely presenting themselves from the side of the bluff.  I loved the color contrast so proceeded to take my gear down onto the beach to get a good vantage point from which to paint them.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Three Stooges

I couldn't resist calling this painting "Three Stooges" because these birds seemed to stay together and fought for the top spot on the rock.  It was a beautiful day at Crystal Cove and these birds really caught my eye.

Original Oil
Size: 6 x 6
Price:  $60
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Monday, April 5, 2010

So. Laguna Bluffs

This was painted on location (mostly) in South Laguna Beach. I got there very early and was able to do a value study first to capture the shaded bluffs. Without doing a value study I find myself "following the sun" which is a problem for most plein air painters. The bluffs and ocean are always so appealing. Hope you like it.

Original Oil
Size: 11 x 14