Friday, March 26, 2010

Beautiful Morning- Ocean Beach

All things 'art' are very good these days. This painting has been accepted into the 19th California Art Club Juried Exhibition at The Historic Blinn House in Pasadena: "Surf’s Up: Artists Capture the California Coast".
It will be on display there April 17 - August 11, 2010

This was painted on location on a paintout with the PA meetup group- a really nice group of painters. I had a lot of fun with this one. It's such a great feeling when a painting just comes together- not that it "painted itself", which I hear sometimes, but it did seem to work as I was out there. I was consciously focused on keeping the light and shadow values separate. It's something I've been working on a lot lately. I think it made for a stronger painting.

I'm definitely headed back to OB/Sunset Cliffs- I think it may be my lucky spot!

"Beautiful Morning- Ocean Beach"
9x12, oil

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Some Good News

I am excited to say that I have a painting that has been accepted into the Oil Painters of America's 19th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils to be held at Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ on April 30-May 30, 2010. There were over 2500 submissions, and 200 accepted. I am just thrilled that I have painting included.

"Ocean Beach Shadows"
16x20, oil