Saturday, November 27, 2010

Big Rocks

We're in between rain storms so I figured I should "make hay while the sun shines". So, I headed out to paint with the San Diego Plein Air Group in Santee - in East San Diego County.

Incredible weather. And, it's a great bonus that the early rains this year have started to green things up. So nice!

8 x 10 oil on canvas panel

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

John Budicin

Spent a fabulous 3-day weekend painting at a workshop by John Budicin. John’s a great painter and teacher and we all had a wonderful time painting in the bright November sunshine. The weekend was hosted by Highland Valley Studio in Ramona CA.

I decided to work small so most of my efforts were 6 x 8 with a couple of 8 x 10’s. I need to go back into many of these studies and make some corrections in the studio. Until then, here are a few “in the rough”

6 x 8 oil on canvas panel

6 x 12 oil on linen panel

6 x 8 oil on canvas panel

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Across the Canyon

It’s been a while since I’ve worked with pastels so I thought I would shake things up a bit and bring out the chalk.

This is from a small 6 x 8 oil study that I did in Zion a couple of months ago. I’ve been there painting several times now and I still find it a very challenging place to figure out. Guess I’ll just have to go back again!

9 x 12 pastel on sanded paper

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