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

“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... READ MORE

River Dreams

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... READ MORE

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... READ MORE

My Latest Large Painting

This painting is the latest in a series of long horizontal works depicting the hills I grew up exploring in California.  It is 65 inches wide.  It is also the most “tonal” of... READ MORE

I just finished this piece.   I sketched it outdoors at the creek in the “backyard” and then painted it in the studio.   It’s actually much looser than it looks, and was... READ MORE