Sunday, April 26, 2009

Abandoned Barn

Another beautiful day at Daley Ranch here in Escondido resulted in this attempt of an old barn that's been on my list to visit for a while.

11x14 oil on linen panel

Saturday, April 18, 2009

More from Highland Valley Ranch

Local San Diego painter Patrick Korch hosted a paintout today at Highland Valley Ranch here in Ramona, Ca. The weather was incredible. There's still some green on the hills and the light was very nice.

This is a small study looking north from the ranch house.


8x10  oil on linen panel

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

One More.....

I'm still working on little 30 minute studies to keep me honest - and things simple..

This was done at one of my favorite spots lately - Daley Ranch here in north San Diego county. I used a basic 3 color palette again but this time I added black. Just for fun.


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6x8 oil on canvas panel

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Little Studies #5

Here's another quick study with a twist - I cheated! OK, I used 2 brushes and took about 45 minutes instead of my self imposed 30 minutes. What can I say - a moment of weakness....

This is another view from Joshua Tree NP. I might do this larger and change the direction of the light as this was at noon and the light was pretty flat.


8x10  oil on board

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Little Studies #4

Yep, I'm still working on the 30 minute, 1 brush, 3 color studies.

This was done at Joshua Tree NP last weekend. This has been fun so maybe I'll keep at it for a while.

6x8  oil on linen panel