Above the Central Coast of California
In this new piece, my goal was to imagine a painting in a very old California coastal lodge built from redwood and lit dimly with candlelight. This is old California. But those last few moments of rich, warm light before … Continued
My Latest Larger Work
Here is my latest piece, inspired largely by our daily dog walks in the forest behind our house. Chris framed this piece is American black walnut and maple with Kokomo stained glass accents. Sold.
What Our Front Yard REALLY Looks Like!!
I found out recently that Google has an old image of our house that comes up when people search “Dave Sellers Artist”. It’s of our home over 10 years ago, before we bought it as a foreclosed basket case fixer … Continued
New Painting. Old,Favorite Subject!
I just completed this painting which was conceived of with the frame in mind. Chris built the frame as I was painting the piece and we collaborated on color choices in the frame as the painting developed. I always consider … Continued
“Dimming of the Day”
I just completed this painting which represents the coast range of California near Cambria. The view is looking south to Morro Bay. Both Chris and I are pleased with the way it turned out. The challenge with the presentation of … Continued
The Tiffany Cypress
I painted this piece about 7 years ago but, upon reviewing it recently, decided it needed a more theatrical lighting effect. Specifically, I wanted warm light emanating from behind the cypress tree, creating a stained glass lamp warmth and beauty. … Continued
Two New Works
“Shapes and Colors”
Occasionally I go through periods in which loosening it up is helpful. When doing so, I concentrate on shapes and colors rather than a more photo realistic representation. This actually helps a lot with more interesting color choices in all … Continued
Here is my latest painting and frame. Chris and I worked together on this frame. It’s based on a design from a master wood worker from Seattle. It was not easy squaring it up and the finish details took quite … Continued
Reliving a great October memory
I sketched this on location at a remote creek during an October backpacking trip. Painting this in the studio was a great way to relive the experience. Fantastic weather, great fishing and the most wonderful solitude for creating art. A … Continued
“Trees of the Western Wind”
Here is another painting depicting a favorite subject, Monterey cypress trees, and inspired by a favorite painter, Arthur Matthews. This painting now resides in a beautiful craftsman home in San Francisco. READ MORE
A New Piece, Painted From Fond Memories
This new painting, which is no longer available, was based on many memories. It was inspired by experiences exploring the rivers and creeks surrounding my home and studio in far northern California, where... READ MORE
“The Hills of Serenity”
This is painting is available, as of February 20, 2023. A favorite subject framed in beautiful quartersawn oak and American black walnut. It is exhibited at Christopher Queen Galleries in Duncans Mills, CA... READ MORE