Monday, January 29, 2007

The Road

Here is my week one painting from Robert Watts painting class. We painted from a photo in the studio for this one- next week will be plein air. I think it's going to be a really good class. Lots of talented people, for sure.

The Road, 12 x 16 oil on linen (Carleton)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Quartermass-Stensrud House

Painted today from the backyard. This is the house across the street- the Quartermass-Stensrud House. It's being restored by our neighbors and they have undertaken a huge project in this 100 year old Colonial-style hipped cottage. Here's an article written about the restoration:

Quartermass-Stensrud House, 11x14 oil on prepared board

Saturday, January 6, 2007

About Plein Maps

This is a project I've had in mind for a while now. I finally gave it a go and I think it's a successful start. I can take info on nice PA locations, with details, and possibly (hopefully) photos of the location. Now if we can just get everyone to share their favorites!

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

December 28th

This is the view of the San Diego River around Sea World. I'd like to explore this area more.

December 28th, 8 x 10 plein air, oil on linen on panel

Torrey Pine on a hill

Did this one in Torrey Pines State Park. The kids and I sat trailside, they did a couple of watercolors and played while I did this quick one. The kids were ready to go, so this is as far as I got.

Torrey Pine on a hill, 8 x 10 plein air, oil on canvas on panel