Monday, July 31, 2006

another oldie

a small painting i did about a year ago, but never made it to the blog. oil on gessoed w/c paper, about 6x8". will do a new one for comparison.

Sunday, July 30, 2006


undated sketches from sometime in the last year. graphite, printer paper.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

cat, 3 views

sketchbook page.
graphite, 9x7"

Friday, July 28, 2006

manzanita lake, lassen park

another photo from the trip.

Thursday, July 27, 2006


s king, a quickie.
graphite, 6x7" approx

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

pano 2

another 3 image panorama from lassen park. think it's lake shasta in the distance, not sure. it was an overcast day, or the sun would have been really bright reflecting off the snow.

Monday, July 24, 2006

lassen peak panorama

3 photos stitched together, just 1 spectacular view from lassen national park. this is mid-july, and the road has only been cleared for 2 weeks. elevation is around 8,500 ft here. Redding, at 500 ft elevation and 50 miles away is a baking 112 degrees. we were comfortable in shirtsleeves, about 75 degrees i'd guess.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

the chocolate set

something of a family heirloom, "the chocolate set" was painted at my sister's, and given to my niece.
9x12" oil on panel

Saturday, July 22, 2006

cabin in the pines

visit to my sister's house, like a dream come true. oil on linen approx 8x10"

Saturday, July 15, 2006

evening pink finish

a happy finish, in person this has pretty good depth. 10x12" oil on raymar canvas panel

Thursday, July 13, 2006

beach finish

by jove, i think i got it! brightened and tightened and delicious, i love my work! hope you enjoy.
oil on raymar canvas panel, 10x12".

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


went to montana de oro state park, cool grays. good smell. lively sounds. the ocean is many senses delight. i forgot that i love it there!
this painting needs some work on the foreground; i am happy with the rest. 10x12" oil on raymar canvas panel.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

evening pink

another from the lake, i see it needs some finishing.
oil on raymar cnavas panel. 10x12"

Monday, July 10, 2006

east end lake park.

need to do a little work on this yet, but it's better than the one i did from this location last year. it is gratifying to see improvement! 10x12" oil on raymar canvas panel.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

grass and trees lake park

a productive day at the park, i did two in about 4 hours. 12x10" oil on raymar canvas panel.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

kt drawing

my daughter katie at 14. graphite on paper 9x7"

Friday, July 07, 2006

jordan finish

it is somewhat difficult to get a good photo of this painting, glare and too many light values. looks better in person. (really!) "Jordan" 11x9.5" oil on linen

Thursday, July 06, 2006

jordan 2

update. having trouble with so many light values.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

jordan painting

giving it a try. 10.5x9" oil on linen

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

jordan drawing

have decided to do a painting of a little girl named jordan, a photo from wetcanvas' image library. first i did a drawing in graphite in the sketchbook.

Monday, July 03, 2006

girl in pastel

this is an unfinished portrait from a photo at wetcanvas' weekend drawing event. it was fun to use pastels for a change, i actually used some painting techniques on this which was new to me. 12x9" pastel on art spectrum soft umber paper.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

malle babbe 4/final

'malle babbe', the witch of harlem, a copy of frans hals circa 1635. oil on raymar canvas panel, 12x10".

Saturday, July 01, 2006

malle babbe 3

more done, probably one more day to go.