Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Borrego Desert Palm #1

OK, if you live somewhere cold - please don't hate me! Yes, it's December 30 and I came home with a sunburn. I drove out to the Anza Borrego desert today for a little painting. Needless to say, it was beautiful! Clear and mid 70's. Southern California can be a crazy-busy place to live but it does have it's perks.

Anyway, I wanted to take a crack at painting some of the desert palms that are so symbolic of the area.


8x10 oil on linen panel

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Deep in the Canyon

Here's an 11x14 oil from a photo I took in Zion National Park over the Thanksgiving weekend. This was the ONLY day without rain on the entire trip!

This scene is way back in the Grotto Trail canyon. It was late in the day and the sun was long gone from the canyon. Even in darker shade the reflections from the red sandstone cliffs scatters a surprisingly warm glow.

11x14  oil on linen panel

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Highland Valley Ranch #3

Spent another Saturday morning painting with San Diego artist Patrick Korch and a great group of fellow plein air'ers. The weather was perfect and the light was very warm for a December day. Nice!

8 x 10  oil on linen panel