Friday, July 27, 2012

Available at my Studio Sale August 4th, 2012
If you would like to attend please email

Above,  "Hyde Street"  SOLD

"Colorado Blvd. 7am" 8"x8" HOLD

Thursday, July 26, 2012

After working in the studio for the past few days I 
decided to break it up with a trip down to Laguna 
Beach to get a couple field studies done.  I often 
give myself a break when painting larger works
in the studio to keep those paintings from 
looking too labored.  They  take  much longer
to create,  sometimes weeks,  so a fresh eye is
Above: "Laguna Rock Pile" 8"x8"
"Mid Day Sun" 8"x10"
Copyright F. Serrano 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Recent on location field studies from my trip up the California
coast.  I recommend this trip to anyone,  but especially if you
paint or love to sketch it's spectacular. and if you bring
 a partner you can stop along the way picnic at sights like
these and paint!

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to
play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give
 strength to body and soul." John Muir

Above: Pigeon Pt Light House 10"x14"

Copyright,  F. Serrano 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

"Sunrise at Leo Carrillo",  7"x10" Field Study
Copyright F. Serrano 2012


I couldn't believe how lucky I was to drive an hour
to the beach and find this scene just starting 
 to unfold.  With my hot coffee in hand and 
easel on my back I hiked down to the sand to
find my spot.  I could feel the warmth of the sun
on my face and at the same time a cool breeze
coming off of the water.  So peaceful,  I had to 
say a quick prayer before setting up my easel to 
thank God for such a beautiful day!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Back to the studio to work on enlarging some of my 
San Francisco and Central Coast paintings!

Sometimes it's hard to get back into painting in the
studio after such a beautiful experience painting
outdoors,  but it's something that must be done.  I
will often surround myself with all the studies of
the area and meditate or visualize being there again.
Slowly the sights,  smells and sounds drift back
and I feel i can begin to start my work. I want the
viewer to feel in my larger works what I felt
on the spot in my field studies.  

Sunday, July 15, 2012

"Hyde Street"  8"x8"  oil on panel


I recently had the best painting trip to to the 
great city of San Francisco.  My friend Andre and
I painted  scenes from the Golden Gate to 
the streets that make this city a unique place.

Although I painted at least a dozen Plein Air
paintings,  I can't wait to go back when I can 
spend more time exploring and painting
all the places I may have missed.

Copyright F. Serrano 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"Treasure Island Coast" 7"x10"