Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Morro Bay, CA

An Autumn trip to the California coast gave me a chance to do a sketch at Morro Bay.
In post tourist season, things were very quiet.
7"x 9" on Handmade Indian Paper

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Finished the "12 Gardens at Temple Square" Series

I finished the "12 Gardens At Temple Square"  Here are 3.  I painted them out of order since I didn't get one painted every month and filled in blanks over the past year and a half.  Originally I was painting gardens on and around Temple Square, then thought of Hokusai's "36 views of Mt. Fuji" and narrowed the parameters of my self assignment to include the central building of Temple Square in each painting.   I have plans to do various gardens now in the area without the inclusion of the temple.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

San Luis Obispo and "June gloom" by the beach in Encinitas, California

College graduation and a family reunion gave me the opportunity to paint each morning for a week!

Outside sunny San Luis Obispo. 2 views from the same spot, first looking north, second looking south

June in the beach towns near San Diego is foggy "June Gloom",  I have often driven inland to get out of the fog, but decided this time to figure out how to paint the muted color and represent the effect of the fog.

The days in Encinitas were fog bound, but a thinner layer of beach fog at the La Costa Resort gave me a chance to get colorful in the gardens.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Painting the Red Rocks of Southern Utah again

On Memorial Day Weekend I had a chance to paint some quick watercolor sketches during rest breaks while canoeing on the Colorado River (11 miles) and hiking in Arches and Canyonlands (8 miles) National Parks! Amazing scenery and fantastic exercise.

Colorado River between Arches and Canyonlands

Open rangeland near Moab, Utah.  

Red Rock Towers on the Squaw Creek loop in Canyonlands

Cynthia, Debra, Me (Brad) and Alan at the boat launch in Moab

I'm told there's no fashion show on the trail.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

More Winter paintings before things start blooming

Another painting from "Gardens at Temple Square". 
This is January. 
The other two are simpler high Mountain scenes.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012