Monday, April 30, 2007

SD River Estuary

SD River estuary from Friars, 8 x 10, oil on prepared panel

Fish in the River were jumping a foot out of the water! Unreal.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Dog Beach

Dog Beach Jetty, 9 x 12, oil on prepared panel

Dog Beach, 6 x 8, oil on canvas panel


I'm trying to do more in and around the San Diego River. These are from Dog Beach.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Oak Creek, Arizona

Canyon Diablo, 8 x 10, oil on canvas panel

Verde Valley, 8 x 10, oil on canvas panel

We stopped by Sedona and Oak Creek on the return trip from Colorado. What a spectacular area. I think I caught the light on Courthouse Butte.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Lake Pagosa, Colorado

Lake Pagosa, 8 x 10, oil on canvas panel

Painted this one while the kids fished on the dock. They reeled in fish after fish after fish- all the while squeeling with delight.

Yes, those are flies stuck in the paint.

Here's the reference:

Williams Creek, Colorado

Williams Creek, 8 x 10, oil on canvas panel

This was a beautiful, remote spot. I was tempted to paint the river, behind me, but instead chose the view of the mountain with the cottonwoods.

Forest Lake, Pagosa Springs, CO

Forest Lake, 8 x 10, oil on canvas panel

This was the first of five paintings I was able to sneak in on our recent vacation to Colorado. It's a tough call between painting and fly-fishing in this beautiful part of the country. Luckily I got to enjoy both!