Thursday, May 29, 2014


This is always a popular view in Laguna Beach.  Many couples have even been married in this Gazebo.  It's located at the south end of Heisler Park and to be in it and enjoy the view is a very enjoyable time.  I even put a couple up there doing exactly that!

Original Oil on Museum Box canvas
Size:  12 x 12
Price:  $225.00

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


I painted this from a picture I took a few years ago of some sunflowers we grew in the backyard.  They were the biggest ever and the birds loved the seeds once the flowers were done.  I've tried to grow some since then without the same luck.  I think I will try again!

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Original Oil on Museum Canvas 1.5" deep
Size:  12 x 12
Price:  $225.00 + $12.00 shipping

Thursday, May 22, 2014


I know this looks familiar as it is from my previous painting "A Quiet Day in Laguna".  I used that painting as a study to do this larger one which is 16 x 20.  I wanted to make the flowers more a part of the picture as the plantings along the bluff are always perfect.  This takes me where I like to be....

Original Oil on Museum Canvas
Size:  16 x 20
Price:  $795 Unframed

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014


I'm in the process of starting to prepare for my summer painting classes at Art-A-Fair in Laguna Beach.  I primarily teach palette knife work with an underpainting done with brushes and this is done to establish your value pattern (pattern of lights and darks).  Palette knife is such fun because the color stays so clean and it can almost be sculpted when you have enough paint on the canvas.  I'll be teaching on Tuesdays.  The first class will be July 1st.  For information, call 714-271-1135 or to make a reservation, call 949-494-4514.

Original Palette Knife Oil
Size:  11 x 14
Price:  $195.00 Unframed

Monday, May 12, 2014


Another view from one of my favorite painting places--Treasure Island at the Montage.  Landscape painting is always an exercise in values and grouping your lights,  middle values and darks.  I love the challenge and will keep working at it.

Original Oil
Size:  10 x 10
Price:  $195.00

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Thursday, May 8, 2014


I just re-posted this after discovering my mistakes.  The sand in the closer coves was too white and I wanted the focal point to be out at the far beach.  Hopefully this accomplished the task.  Anyway, this is at Treasure Island at the Montage Hotel in So. Laguna Beach.  It is a beautiful place and the walkway along the bluffs is always gorgeous.  The water changes every day depending on the weather.  It can be very peaceful but on weekends and Holidays it gets very busy.  Parking is the worst problem.  To get there, take Pacific Coast Highway through the busy park of Laguna and continue on for about a mile? until you come to a street called Wesley.  Make a right and go down the driveway to a small garage where there is paid parking-- People are always coming and going so if you wait long enough a spot will turn up.

Original Oil
Size: 9 x 12
Price:  $135 Unframed
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014


This painting is from one of my photographs at Heisler Park in Laguna Beach, CA.  I used to go there to paint frequently, but haven't been for a while as I've been concentrating more on still life paintings.
This got me excited again to do some more plain air so will get back into that venue for a while.  It's always nice to shake things up a bit--change is good!

Original Oil on Museum Wrap Canvas
Size: 9 x 12
Price:  $195.00

Thursday, May 1, 2014


A dear friend of mine's daughter grew these in her garden.  She sent a photograph of the carrots to her Mother who then sent it to me.  I was so taken with it (they looked so fresh and yummy) that I asked and was granted permission to paint them.  I think they look good enough to eat!  Makes me want to start a garden (oh for more time).  This morning my computer was hacked and I've spent the day trying to change passwords.  All my emails and folders are gone.... Thanks, evil person!  Sure hope that what goes round comes round!!!

Original Oil on panel
Size:  8 x 8
Price:  SOLD