Painting by the Koi Pond

Being safe in this pandemic has meant painting around my home or seeking out places where I can keep distance from others. My friend Richard and his wife Gay have an amazing estate with gardens, lily ponds, and Koi. Last week he offered a small group painting event on his … Read More

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Paint the Parks

A dear friend and painting buddy, Karin Leonard, a few years ago created a website to support and preserve parks – whether neighborhood parks, local preserves, state parks, national parks, or parks throughout the world. The idea – artists creating paintings in parks anywhere join and then donate a portion … Read More

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Clean those Paint Tubes!

Recently I have been cleaning out my paint tube drawer where I keep tubes of oil paint ready to be put out on my palette. I have several tubes that will no longer accept their caps, so the paint dries out! Here’s a tip: I have used the tip of … Read More

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Painting from Home

Often I choose to paint out in a new location, but with the quarantine in place, I have stayed home, choosing my subjects as the spring comes on. I planted a magnolia tree several years ago. It is the first large tree to bloom on our property in Soquel each … Read More

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Scaling up your Painting

It is sometimes difficult to paint large paintings plein air. After all, when we set up our easels in the out of doors, factors like uneven ground, heaviness of large canvases and wind make the large painting effort problematic. Especially wind, which can come up at any time, can be … Read More

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Landcapes Near & Far: Solo Exhibit

Gallery A-04 – All of November With help from family and friends, I have just finished hanging a solo exhibition of my recent paintings at Gallery A-04 at the Capitola Mall. This collection includes recent work accomplished as plein air paintings (painted outdoors, on locations) along with a number of … Read More

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Open Studio 2019

Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13, 19-20, 11am-5pm. As I write this, I am preparing my studio walls with paintings for display in our county’s Open Studio Tour. I will have many of my paintings which I created in the past year. You will also be able to see my working … Read More

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A Bit About Canvases

In this post, I want to share some words about the types of canvases available for paintings, as well as about framing. I’ll try to answer of few of the questions that seem of interest to my studio visitors. People have been creating art by painting for thousands of years. … Read More

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