Sunday, December 20, 2015

New oil painting still drying of Ventura & Goleta. I'm loving painting in the outdoors again!


Setting up my easel at Surfer's Point in Ventura, I painted this scene along the boardwalk. Look closely and you can see the Ventura Pier in the distance.

From my original oil painting I offer four types of beautiful Giclée Prints.  See at why Etsy shop at the link below.  I also have a couple others to share below. One of Ventura Pier looking out to the city of Ventura and one of Goleta Beach. I still will always paint Santa Barbara scenes too!  


https://www.etsy.com/listing/250575863/ventura-palms-by-the-sea-in-giclee?ref=shop_home_active_1












Pier View of Ventura


Goleta Beach

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

My Upcoming Art Exhibition in Ventura with Wendy Winet



Wendy Winet who is also a local Artist in Ventura and myself are putting on a show in January at Fox Jeweler's.

Fox Jeweler's always puts on a great reception with music (sometimes live), wine and yummy food.   Lots of people come in especially for the reception and it's always a big event.

Both of us will have at least 12 paintings hanging on their walls throughout this very impressive store.

All paintings will be shown from January 21st to March 6th.

Please come for the reception or anytime within those dates to see our work.  Hope to see you there and have a great holiday!

See more details further below. . . . . .





Monday, December 7, 2015

"Harmony and Mirth" Art Exhibition

"Harmony and Mirth", Juried Art Exhibition at the "Studio Channel Islands Studios Main Gallery in Old Town Camarillo.

I got accepted with my special painting titled “Birds of a Feather”.  Here’s me standing by it at our reception last Friday. It will remain at  the gallery until December 28th along with many other paintings and sculptures.


It is a juried membership show and I feel honored in being one of limited number of artists selected and being amongst so much talent and a few of them being renowned.

The gallery is worth the visit!


2222 Ventura Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93010
For more information, www.studiochannelislands.org

Greener Pastures



Painting in my studio this morning on some larger pieces, I randomly picked up a little 5"x7" panel and this is what came out of my head.  Using a big brush that is 2" wide, it took me about 10 minutes.

I love the strong sky.  I'm loosening up my technique and to paint with bigger brush strokes, being more expressive and fluid.  I want to get more into the paint or at least making it just as important as the subject matter.

I've named this piece "Greener Pastures"


Monday, October 19, 2015

Carpinteria Bluffs Plein Air Paintings


I've been on a roll with painting outdoors! Since my previous post sharing my experience at Surfer's Knoll and what I painted there, here is one I did set up with my easel under a nice tree for some good shade in August at Carpinteria Bluffs.

More to come!







Friday, October 9, 2015

Back to Plein Air Painting and Loving it!!

I’ve been a studio painter for many years now, meaning painting indoors.  Now that I have more days to enjoy for the time being, I ventured out with my easel to the great outdoors to do some Plein air painting.  If you don’t know what that means, En plein air (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃ plɛn ɛʁ]) is a French expression which means "in the open air" and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors.

It’s been a few years for me, so I went out with the intent of just having fun and see what came out of it.  No challenging myself  judgement, thinking or fear.  Just total expression and putting down the paint where I see fit.  To my surprise, I am actually pleased at what came out of it!  I restrained myself from perfecting them and overworking the paintings.  My first day, which was yesterday, I painted two and then went back the next day  to almost the same location to create a couple more.

Location was “Surfer’s Knoll” in Ventura, where I love to go on long beach walks too.  This beach is known for it’s gusty winds, so oftentimes I was hanging on to my umbrella!



First Day






Second Day








Happily Painting outside again



Before Me




One in the works


Next week, off to Carpinteria, California for some more painting!