Thursday, September 15, 2011

I am preparing for a workshop at the end of the month with Qiang Huang.   I am very excited to see how he approaches painting.   

I watched his video:  then set up a similar still life and tried to follow his steps.   I am fairly happy with the results but plan to do several more for practice!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

La Paloma Woodie

Every third Thursday in the summer in Encinitas it is "Car Night" where folks stroll up and down looking at vintage cars. I was lucky to spot this green woodie parked in front of the La Paloma theatre.

  6 x 6" Oil on Panel

Friday, September 9, 2011


At the new Whole Foods Market on Hwy 101 in Encinitas there was this very colorful bin of watermelons. With a little help from my painting friends …. a touch of light blue as the highlight on the melons made this painting.

6 x 6″ Oil on panel

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Boogie Boarders

A couple of fellows carrying bright boards caught my eye on Moonlight beach. The problem is that there was not much sun out so my photo reference had few light variations. While I tried to brighten some areas to create highlights it is difficult to paint what you don't see!