Friday, November 18, 2011
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Dead tree at Paramount Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu, California. Painted plein air on 140 lb WC paper. Last session of my class. I will miss Joe Cibere's great inspiration and instrution. I might try a figure or head painting class next. Wonderful day and beautiful weather.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Did this sketch in 2009 on a trip to Milan. Done in ink and watercolor plaeina ir in my Moleskine sketchbook. It was fun to sit there across form the church and watch people come in and out while i was sketching.
Sketched this back in 2009 on a trip to Milan. Cool Restaurant boat on the Maviglio Grande canal. Done plein air in my Moleskine 5x7 sketchbook.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Sketched in line and painted in water color (plein aire) from across the street in historic restored section of Nauvoo, Illinois. Was there with my wife for a few days on a great vacation, wonderful place to visit. Many other interesting homes and buildings from the period of 1838-1846 have been restored and are full of period furniture. My Great-Great-Grandfather lived here with his family from 1842-1846 before he left for the Salt Lake Valley as a pioneer/refugee.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I was fortunate to be invited along with my sons to gor to Santa Cruz Island on a friend's boat. They were going spear fishing, but I rented a wetsuit and spent my time snorkeling in this beautiful bay. I made friends with harbor seals and watched many fish swim through the kelp forests.
I started to paint this little water color sketch from the boat anchored in the bay, when the stern anchor pulled loose and we started to drift. It took an hour to get the anchor reset and I had to finish this sketch at home.
Wonderful trip and a great memory.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I spent a few a bit of time last Wednesday sitting and sketching this view of the old church in Corseaux-sur-Vevey. This sketch was done plein air in my double spread Moleskine watercolor notebook. The famous silent film star Charley Chaplin lived in this town and the park to the right is named after him. Spring has just come to Switzerland and this day was wonderfully sunny but cool.