Sep 28, 2013

California Art Club Show

The San Diego chapter of the California Art Club will host Landscapes of the West, a showing of original paintings by San Diego artists.  Two of my works was accepted for the show, which opens on October 8th and runs thru January 11th, 2014. Artist reception is October 5th from 4:00 - 6:00pm at the Olaf Wieghorst Museum located at 131 Rea Avenue, El Cajon, CA. Glad to be a part of this strong group of artists.  Come out if you can!

Sep 19, 2013

Washington & Pacific Highway

Oil/masonite panel
Plein air


This was painted at a bus stop at Washington and Pacific Highway in San Diego, CA.  Another bridge painting in my continued fascination with these structures and how they integrate into the landscape. I like the different angles in this as well as the sign in the extreme foreground, which pulls the viewer into the painting.  This area is awesome, lots of junky and interesting things to paint.  Will be back there soon enough.

Sep 12, 2013

Cabrillo Bridge

Plein air


This one was painted on Cabrillo Bridge, the bridge that goes into Balboa Park.  This was a plein air commission.  Glad I got to do it as I've been wanting to paint this view for some time now. For a plein air painter, you pretty  much can't go wrong from painting in any location in the park.

Sep 5, 2013

Sunset At Balboa Park

Oil/masonite panel
Studio painting

This painting is of a section of Balboa Park at sunset, the building east of the lily pond.  Under the eucalyptus tree on the left, the woman who commissioned it asked her then boyfriend to marry her. She is going to give this to him for their anniversary. Pretty cool!  This is painted a bit tighter than I would normally paint as the client wanted a little more detail in the building and trees.  She is happy with it so I am happy with it as well.  Love doing the commissions!