Painting New England Fall Color

Two weeks each year the sugar maples and oaks do an unbelievable metamorphosis as fall turns to winter. This is Hadley, Massachusetts, and the mountains of the Mt. Holyoke range rise in the near distance. I took my paintings along, as it has been several years since I was able … Read More

Painting in Northern New Mexico

This past September, I traveled for a week with my friend and fellow painter Jean to the high country of northern New Mexico. Jean has visited there many times, and she guided us to many wonderful sights around Santa Fe, Abiquiu, and Taos. I know now why New Mexico is … Read More

Painting Evening Light

The evening light is golden and very attractive to painters. I set up at UCSC where there is a view of the Bay from up on the hill. The golden light was visible in the distant Eucalyptus grove, and the shadows were moving quickly as the sun set.

Sketching in Capitola

Minds grow when they learn new things. If you are inspired to paint subjects you haven’t much experience with, make a couple of outings first with only your sketch book and pencils. Find a great spot that includes some of the new elements. Bring a beach chair and make yourself … Read More

Painting Capitola Beach

The sun was out early this morning in Soquel. I have been waiting for a fogless morning to return to the village and finish some paintings. There was one parking spot left at the overlook above the beach. The Little Guards were lined up in their red suits and many … Read More

Painting at La Rusticana de Orso

Learning to Paint is a life long journey, and that is what keeps the voyage interesting! In the spring of this year, I attended a painting workshop at La Rusticana De Orso, a vineyard and gardens developed with inspiration from Italy. Two other SCOP artists also participated. Randall Sexton, a … Read More

Painting Provence

In May of 2016, I traveled to France to paint with Marie Gabrielle in her home area around the Luberon Valley and Hill Villages of Provence. Every day we traveled  to a new village, each with unique architecture and old world flavor. We were served delicious food by our hosts … Read More

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