Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Taking registration for my Fall Sierra Workshop for September 13th -16th, 2013. 4 Day Workshop, plenty of demos and one on one instruction. All levels welcome. We will be painting around Bishop, including the Beautiful Buttermilks and Owens River. Lodging is abundant and reasonable. Cost per student (not including lodging) $500. For more detailed info email me at:

Friday, February 15, 2013

"The Rockies in Snow"   oil   10"x10"

Available Price on request.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

"Rocky Mountain Stream"  Oil  12"x12"


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Finished Painting

"Above Big Sur"  oil on linen  16"x20"

Available,  price on request.

Monday, February 4, 2013

"Above Big Sur" 
A step by step from study to studio painting
Finally close to being finished!  Now it's detail time, last
minute adjustments to color and some design elements.
In this step I'm adding details in the grasses and distant 
cliffs.  Also,  adding another rock near the cliff
and changing the foam direction near the bottom of the
painting.  I'm adding just enough detail  for realism,  
letting the viewer add the rest!  

Tomorrow a final look at the finished painting!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

"Above Big Sur" 
A step by step from study to studio painting
Step 4
From step 3 to 4 I start building up details in the foreground 
little by little.  Again, the backgroud is still virtually untouched 
and the middle ground is slightly detailed.  Besides actual
details added by the brush,  color plays a huge part in creating
depth,  or what I like to say atmospheric perspective.  Remember
Not all distant values become bluer in the distance that's why 
it's so important to paint on location.  Accuracy of color and 
value comes with experience painting outdoors from life!