Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Bridge at Benbow

The plein air group painted by the bridge behind Benbow....one of my favorite spots.  It was very cold.  8 x 10 on stretched canvas.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Wayta Chanin and Plant

We painted inside and this type lighting 'contre jour' ...against the light is a favorite of mine.  Her billowy white sheer curtain behind her simplifies the darks.  8 x 8 on linen panel.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Peg

This is my painting buddy, Peg.  We usually have a week long painting trip to Mendocino to celebrate our June birthdays.  Lots of painting gets done.  No house chores business or family...just paint.sold

Friday, October 28, 2016

Marci In Her Living Room

8 x 6 inches oil on canvas panel.  Our plein air group decided on an interior...the weather was iffy. 
Marci modeled for us.  I couldn't make out exactly what many items were but just painted the shapes I saw.  The massive urn was something very old from Turkey, I think, and used to brew tea. The lamp above was a floor lamp but I didn't like how it spliced the figure and beautiful chair so left that part out.  I have no idea what all the stuff on the table was.  Rich interiors like this really interest me and especially when red is explored. This painting is at auction on DailyPaintWorks.  For more information or to bid click here  sold

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Road Behind Benbow

6 x 8 inches oil on canvas panel.  I'm really liking these panels (Shark) which I got through ebay.  They accept paint in a most pleasant way.  It's hard to explain....They are only cotton but are so fine weaved they seem like linen.  This is the first in a series I've planned for Benbow.  I paint a 6 x 8 first and then on to a bigger if I like it.  This is early morning light. Available through Daily Paint Works
http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/612519

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Behind Redway School


Plein air group painted by the elementary school in Redway yesterday.  11 x 14 oil on panel lead prime.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

My Place Mid day

I've been painting every day outside to improve my plein air work.  I find it exhausting and exhilarating.  When it's going good I'm exhilarated and when it's not I'm exhausted.  The sun was beating down but I had an umbrella.