Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Memory Painting

Im not sure who it was, but I was blog surfing and this guy from socal was doing these really cool "memory paintings"- since I see lots of gorgeous scenery on the way to work I figured I should give that memory painting a try.
This is this little hill just North of Rowland for all the Marin vets-

Monday, January 29, 2007

Wendy Willrich Collection

Made it to the newly and radically remodeled DeYoung for the last day of the "California Impressionists" show. It wasnt fantastic but I always enjoy looking at some Edgar Paynes- they had a couple Bierstadts and I learnt a few new names of turn of the century plein air artists that I hadnt heard of. Favorites included- Alson Skinner Clark, Marion Kavanagh Wachtel, and Thaddeus Whelch. The one Alson S. Clark was by far my favorite. They have such great Modern Fine Art shows in there, and I cant wait for them to get some A list painting shows as well- hopefully very soon in the future.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Title Page

I've nothing to show lately that Im really that happy about... perhaps its the sudden deluge of rain.

One thing though that I never posted was the spread in the GD magazine from last month... They cropped this image down further and used it in a couple other cool ways on some additional pages. Out of all the art they could of used Im glad they used this one-

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Gorgeous day albeit a little crisp...
Headin to Sundance this week so, bon voyage-y blog, good ole pal-o-mine- see you next week.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

01_09_ Luchtime

It stopped raining, the clouds parted, and everything was green...
Finally was able to get out and paint for lunch.
West Marin 5x7 Oil on clayboard

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Abandoned Market

An abandoned concept of an abandoned market place-

Monday, January 08, 2007

Tropical Shoreline

A layout test from late last fall. Been enjoying just painting values lately.

I think it was Sergent who suggested to only use 5 values; 3 darks, and 2 lights, plus a few incidental highlights and dark accents.

Friday, January 05, 2007


Not my favorite design, but the colors have some positive aspects.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

old pictures- new place

I canned my website- moving a few old things to this new spot.