Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Cowles Mountain 2

Trying to enhance the late summer SoCal colors in this one.

Cowles Mountain 2, 6 3/4 x 12, oil on canvas panel

Lake Hodges Eucalyptus

Lake Hodges Eucalyptus by Liz Abeyta, 8x10, Oil on linen panel
Lake Hodges Eucalyptus, 10x8, oil on linen panel

There's a lot to paint around Lake Hodges and I love painting eucalyptus trees especially. I did this one mid-afternoon, so the shadows and lighting weren't as great as they could be- but I hope I captured what I could of the tree's character.

Monday, September 17, 2007

New website launched at

I have a new website up and running. Please check it out at

Workshop with Ray Roberts

Torrey Pines, Guy Flemming Trail 1, 9x12, oil on linen panel

Torrey Pines, Guy Flemming Trail 2, 8x10, oil on linen panel

(Quicksketch) Torrey Pines, prickley pear cactus, 6x8, oil on linen panel

(Quicksketch) La Jolla B&T - pond, 10x8, oil on linen panel

La Jolla B&T - beach, 8x10, oil on linen panel

I had a two-day workshop this past weekend with Ray Roberts. We painted at Torrey Pines and La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club (near La Jolla Shores). These were two fantastic locations and I learned a lot from the workshop. They both presented some challenges- TP is all about eliminating the excess and La Jolla's foggy morning gave us a chance to work on a quick value study as the fog burned off.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Alley Off Ray

I painted this based on a study I did on location several weeks back.

Alley Off Ray 2, 11 x 14, oil on Raymar linen panel

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Show Opens at Adams Avenue Grill

This is a very exciting day.

Today we set up for our 7 week run at the Adams Avenue Grill in North Park, San Diego. Christina and I spent a very hot morning hanging about 40 pieces. I've included a few pics of the result.

Click image above to view Liz's paintings available at Adams Avenue Grill