Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hike with the Kids

18x24 oil on linen panel

I did this using a photo reference from a trip to Colorado with the family. This is a beautiful walk along the Piedra River. We did some light hiking, some fly fishing and a lot of sightseeing!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Caspers Ride

Caspers Ride, 12 x 16, oil on linen panel

This is a piece I did in the studio. I used a plein air sketch and photos as reference. Mark Kerckhoff is the person that introduced me to this fantastic spot in OC. It is still (rare) undeveloped land and a big equestrian draw. There was a lot of info out there the day I did the sketch, and I tried to put it all in. Mistake. I worked out some compositional things and tried for more color harmony in this piece. I really had fun with this one. I didn't plan on the horses, but on good advice, put them in- thanks Andres!