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

My latest small painting….

Here is my latest small painting.  It is derived from my experiences far in the backcountry of  the central Sierras here in California.  This was sketched on a calm evening the night before the wind went crazy and set fire … Continued

River Life

This new painting is titled “River Life”.   It means two things in this case.  One, life on the river in spring, especially during the American shad fishing season is way beyond beautiful, and so much fun.   Also, the … Continued

Morning Light on the River

This new work is titled “Heron Flight”. It is painted largely from memory. I enjoy obsessing over a specific subject matter, in this case river scenes, to the point that I can imagine... READ MORE

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.... READ MORE

“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... READ MORE

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... READ MORE