Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thanksgiving Sketches in Death Valley and Oceanside

Family camping in Death Valley for Thanksgiving and had just enough time for a single sketch at Death Valley Scotty's Castle. Then off to Southern California and had the opportunity for one more sketch at Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Daybreak paintout event

I completed these paintings in preparation for the event mentioned in the last post.  It was glorious weather that day and I have been asked to paint at another event on Sat. Oct. 26 in Layton, UT.  It is an Open House for Destination Homes.
Looking forward to painting on that site!

North Beach looking toward Harriman

Daybreak Visitors Center

Oquirrh Mountain LDS Temple at edge of Daybreak

Monday, September 30, 2013

Daybreak, UT

I've been asked to "enhance" a real estate event at the planned community development called Daybreak.  I'll be onsite painting in the afternoon of Oct. 12, 2013.  Rain or shine, (shine I hope) at the new North Beach area.

I've done some advance scoping out of locations and painted this in preparation.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Along the West Coast

Visiting family and friends I didn't get a lot of painting time but did do these four. Quick, small, and using an absorbent paper.  All scenes near our kid's homes.
Old Scotch Church, Hillsboro, OR

Farm Fields, Hillsboro, OR

 Glen Park Neighborhood, San Francisco, CA

Garden View from "The Establishment" SLO, CA

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Oakley, Idaho, my hometown

I've been to Idaho twice this month to help my parents and a brother ran the "Spud Man" triathalon.  I didn't have time to paint but decided to post these 4 small paintings from earlier trips. Oakley, my little hometown is such a formative part of me that I can drive around remembering many events from my childhood. These are from Oakley and nearby towns.

Oakley Cemetery

Oakley Granary

Shoshone Falls, Twin Falls

Snake River Valley, Burley

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Tour in Upper Midwest

Just returned from an Upper Midwest Tour singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  What a great week and a half! 6 concerts in 5 states. We had some personal time between concerts, sound checks and bus rides to explore. I had time to do some quick watercolors.

Indianapolis War Memorials

Indianapolis Canal Walk

Schaumburg (outside Chicago)

Milwaukee (Hilton Lobby)

Minneapolis- Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden

Friends caught me painting during time off.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

May sketches at Leucadia

Had another chance to go to Leucadia, California.  Here are two quick sketches focusing on the the relationship of architecture and trees.  The third is a section of succulent garden I've planted which imitates a coral reef.  It was started outdoors and finished in the studio.  Looser outdoors, then it got tighter in the studio.  That is the nature of taking a painting indoors.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Spring Break near the beach

An escape from the snow and smog and I got to paint-out with an old college roommate, Ken Harris.
I stopped at the Cajon Pass on my way to CA for a few hours and found myself at "Mormon Rocks".

Ken (seen in silhouette) and I painted above Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA.

An overcast sky at the edge of the ocean gave a chance for a moody simple landscape at the Batiquitos Lagoon Trail, Carlsbad, CA.