Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hot Day on the Bay

Extreme heat made painting uncomfortable. I spotted Barn and Cliff swallows gathering mud at a spot at the base of a faucet under some brush. This water from the boat launch hose provided relief for wildlife and me. I expected to execute two paintings, but it was just "too darn hot".

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Painting in Pacifica

14" x 12" oil painting on canvas board done alla prima.
The site is in Pacifica above Rockaway Beach along the water treatment trail below the old quarry.
I was inspired to capture the warmth of the day with colors becoming more vibrant as the sun began to set.

Friday, May 2, 2008

May Day 2008

Two new paintings were done at the Palo Alto Baylands today. Home repairs and remodel put painting on the backburner the last few weeks. It's a joy to get back outdoors to paint.