Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Migration

Migration season at the lagoon. Zillions of birds wheeling and landing. Have to paint fast!

Can Can

Painted at Earthbound Farms in Carmel Valley. Lots of things to paint there but this can caught my eye. Great lighting and all the cool stuff in the background! yay!


Monday, September 14, 2009

Lightfighter Road

Wonderful clouds today and a though there was still a bit of haze in the air, you could see the mountains off in the distance. In the foreground, Route 1, the bike path, and the old train tracks that used to carry people from San Francisco to a fancy hotel in Monterey.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Big View, Small Van

This is the second demonstration painting. Painting from a photograph is a challenge: photos are too small to show that special element which attracted you to the site and also show way more stuff than you can ever deal with. For example: where did that blue van come from??? I like painting from real life where the more you look, the more you see!


Friday, September 11, 2009

Palmy Days

A house on Pine Street in Pacific Grove, CA. Loved the shadows on the garage and the big palm tree. Beautiful sunny day 75 degrees. Will have to go back there soon!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Looking to Lobos

Painted on Scenic Drive in Carmel looking toward Point Lobos where there are no wolves nowadays but there is ocean and cypress. Took our new dog, Molly, along to see if she would be a good painting dog. Yep. Lay there quietly while I did this!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Looking Away

This is the first of two demos I did last Friday. This one has cows. I was using a really big brush and before I knew it, I was finished. That's a tip!

Still Attached

A friend who has a bountiful apple tree gave me a bag of apples most of which went into a pie. This one, however, was so cool that I had to paint it!


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Scenic Road

A very sunny day in Carmel! The boat was in just the right spot!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

View Over Bernardus Vinyard

what was I thinking here?? However, I did get the intense blue of the mountain in the background...